After his father John introduced him to the game, Kemp Richardson followed in his footsteps, although on a more traditional path.
Kemp Richardson’s golf career took off in college when he became a three-year member of the University of Southern California’s golf team, earning All-American status in 1967 and 1968.
With his booming drives and impeccable short game, Richardson went on to play in 20 USGA events, winning Low Amateur Medalist honors in the U.S. Senior Open in 1999 and again in 2000. He echoed his father’s USGA success, winning the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship in 2001, making history as the first father-son championship duo. He would win another U.S. Senior Amateur in 2003.
Richardson’s accolades extend beyond borders, with two British Senior Amateur Championships on his C.V., along with a win at the 2006 Canadian Senior Amateur Championship.
More recently, Richardson added two more championship victories to his resume, as he took consecutive crowns at the SCGA Super Senior Championship in 2016 and 2017.
To this day he continues his passion for the game at his home club, El Niguel CC, where he and his father’s legacies are forever ingrained in history.
Locally, Richardson was inducted into the Long Beach Hall of Fame in 2004.