Allen John

Allen John (born 31 August 1987) is a German professional golfer. He is profoundly deaf. He became a professional golfer in 2011 and played on the Challenge Tour in 2012.[1] He was re-instated as an amateur in 2016.[2] He represented Germany at the 2017 Summer Deaflympics when golf was included in the Summer Deaflympics for the first time and competed in the men's individual golf event securing a gold medal.[3][4][5] Since 2018, John has returned to the professional ranks.

Allen John
Personal information
Born (1987-08-31) 31 August 1987 (age 32)
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Nationality Germany
ResidenceWiesloch, Germany
CollegeGeorgia State University
Turned professional2011 (reinstated amateur in 2016), 2018/2019
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)Pro Golf Tour
Professional wins4
Allen John
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Gold medal – first place Samsun 2017 Golf individual


John has been playing golf since the age of ten. He also joined the German national golf team despite being deaf in 2003 after playing for various local and regional teams in Germany. He also attended the Georgia State University and claimed the Freshman of the Year award at the University.[6][7] John emerged as the champion in the men's golf individual competition at the 2017 Summer Deaflympics after claiming his first Deaflympic medal in his maiden appearance at the Deaflympics representing Germany.[8][9]

John tied for second at the 2018 Porsche European Open, but could not accept his €170,000 prize because of his amateur status.

Professional wins (4)Edit

Pro Golf Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 18 May 2011 Haugschlag NÖ Open −14 (64-71-67=202) Playoff   Sebastian Buhl
2 1 Jun 2018 Raiffeisen Pro Golf Tour St. Pölten
(as an amateur)
−15 (65-66-67=198) 2 strokes   Mateusz Gradecki,   Gregory Wiggins (a)
3 11 Apr 2019 Open Michlifen −11 (68-67-70=205) 3 strokes   Moritz Lampert

Other wins (1)Edit

Team appearancesEdit


  1. ^ "Allen John: Der gehörlose Golfer". (in German). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Allen John". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Men's Golf individual – 2017 Summer Deaflympics". Archived from the original on 14 February 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Golf for Heart". Golf for Heart (in German). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Golf-Weltmeister Allen John in Topform für Deaflympics". Deaflympics 2017 in Samsun (in German). 30 May 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Allen John". European Tour. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Allen John". Georgia State Athletics. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Deaflympics 2017 Samsun". (in Turkish). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Allen John sichert sich Gold bei den Deaflympics". (in German). Retrieved 3 February 2018.

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