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Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame Members

Polly Boyd (1900-1964)
Inducted in 2003

A. Pollock “Polly” Boyd of Chattanooga won four TGA State Amateur Championships (1920, 1921, 1922, and 1930). In 1921, he led his Dartmouth team to the National Intercollegiate team championship and the following year won the individual title. Boyd was president of the Tennessee Golf Association in 1939 and president of the Southern Golf Association from 1950 to 1952. 

Polly Boyd 2003
Marguerite Gaut (1888-1967)
Inducted in 2003

Marguerite Gaut of Memphis was Tennessee’s first great golf champion. She won the inaugural Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championship in 1916 and a total of six (1921, 1922, 1930, 1937, and 1938), plus eleven Memphis City titles, four Women’s Southern Amateurs (1920, 1921, 1923, and 1930), and one Women’s Western Amateur (1922). 

Katherine Graham (1923 -  )
Inducted in 2003

Katherine Graham of Nashville has been a leader in women’s golf for more than 35   years. In 1987 and 1988, she was chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee, the highest administrative volunteer job in women’s golf. In 1990, she was captain of the victorious women’s U.S. World Amateur team. Katherine was president of the Women’s Southern Golf Association for three years (1973, 1974, 1975). The Katherine Graham Trophy is presented to the winner of the WSGA’s Senior Amateur champion. 

Margaret G. Lee (1923-2009)
Inducted in 2003

Margaret Gunther Lee of Memphis won six Tennessee Women’s Amateur Championships (1941, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, and 1963). Her final state title was won on her home course, Memphis Country Club, 22 years after her first. Margaret won the Women’s Southern Amateur in 1949 and was a runner-up in the Trans-Mississippi Amateur in 1947 and 1948. 

Emmett Spicer (1905 - 1972)
Inducted in 2003

In eight years, from 1926 to 1933, Emmett Spicer of Memphis set a standard for golf in Tennessee that has never been duplicated. During this period, few tournaments were available for the everyday working man to play in, yet he won five TGA State Amateur Championships. Only Lew Oehmig has won more Tennessee State Amateur titles. “I was exceptionally fortunate that my original model was a great Memphis amateur named Emmett Spicer,” Cary Middlecoff wrote in his book, The Golf Swing.

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