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Fort Worth’s Lindy Miller joins Texas Golf Hall of Fame

Lindy Miller instructs Arrington Norwood, 15 of Fort Worth, on his golf stroke at Mira Vista Golf Club in 1998. (Star-Telegram/Alison Woodworth)
Lindy Miller instructs Arrington Norwood, 15 of Fort Worth, on his golf stroke at Mira Vista Golf Club in 1998. (Star-Telegram/Alison Woodworth) STAR-TELEGRAM

Lindy Miller, a former director of golf at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth who now works as an instructor at Shady Oaks Country Club, has been selected as one of four honorees for the 2016 Texas Golf Hall of Fame induction class.

Miller, selected in the Professional/Teacher category, was part of the class announced Wednesday that will be inducted Oct. 10 in San Antonio. Other inductees include Blaine McCallister (Professional Player), a five-time winner on the PGA Tour; Robin Burke (Amateur), current captain of the U.S. women’s Curtis Cup team; and the late Joe Finger (Lifetime Achievement), a renowned architect who died in 2003. In addition, Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston will be added to the Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses.

Miller, a four-time All-American at Oklahoma State and a standout high school golfer at Fort Worth Arlington Heights, served 22 years as the director of golf at Mira Vista. As a college golfer, he won the 1978 Fred Haskins Award, given to the nation’s top player, and finished 16th at the 1978 Masters while competing as an amateur.

Miller, 60, also was instrumental in creation of The First Tee of Fort Worth and spent time as a touring professional on the PGA Tour and the Hogan Tour (now the Web.com Tour) before beginning his teaching career.

Miller called it “a real honor” to join the list of 2016 inductees.

“I was so excited,” Miller said. “To join the group of teachers who are already there continues our tradition in the state teaching category, which is second to none. It’s all about the game and all about Texas golf.”

Jimmy Burch: 817-390-7760, @Jimmy_Burch

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