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July 06, 2017 by Joselyn

Rest in Peace to Joe Porter

Joe Porter grew up playing junior golf. He won the 1962 Arizona State Junior Golf Championship. He led the Arcadia High School golf team to consecutive state championships in 1962 and 1963 and won the individual title in both of those championship. Also while in high school, he won the Arizona Amateur Championship in 1963.

After high school Joe when to Phoenix College where he led the golf team to the National Junior College Championship in 1964. Joe then went to ASU and played on one of Coach Mann’s best Arizona State University golf teams, earning All-American honors in 1967 and finished 5th in that championship

Joe played on the PGA Tour for over ten years with a good level of success. While not winning, he had a number of high finishes with a career best of second place in the Western Open at Butler National.

In 1979 Joe left the Tour and began a real estate career with CB Richard Ellis where he had a very successful career and current Senior Vice President-Brokerage Services.

                              

Joe is also a Lifebird with the Phoenix Thunderbirds.  After leaving the tour and getting a ‘real job’, Joe was very active for a number of years with the Phoenix Thunderbirds and their running of the Phoenix Open.