Preserving Golf's History for Future Generations
Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame Members
Harry "Cotton" Berrier (1929 - )
Inducted in 2004
Harry “Cotton” Berrier retired in 1999 after 44 years as golf professional at Gatlinburg Golf and Country Club. He was one of four PGA professionals on the original board of the Tennessee Golf Foundation. He helped formulate the Tennessee Section of the PGA. Berrier served three terms on the National PGA board, representing the Tennessee, Dixie, and Gulf States Sections. He was president of the TPGA in 1970-71.
Vince Gill (1957 - )
Inducted in 2005
Vince Gill moved to Nashville in 1983. The following year he received the Academy of Country Music’s New Male Vocalist of the Year award. He was not an overnight sensation, having been in the music business since his high school days. As a junior golfer in Oklahoma City, he and others were able to play on good public courses for nearly nothing. For this reason, he dedicated himself to helping junior golfers. With his own tournament, The Vinny, and other avenues he has raised millions for junior golf in Tennessee.
Loren Roberts (1955 - )
Inducted in 2006
A native of California, Loren Roberts has been a resident of Memphis since he began playing the PGA Tour in 1980. He won eight times on the PGA Tour before joining the Champions Tour when he became eligible at the age of 50. He quickly became one of the leading money winners on the senior circuit. He started 2006 with three straight wins, but his fifth senior title was the biggest of his career—the 2006 Senior British Open Championship, a title he won again in 2009. In 2007 he won the Charles Schwab Cup and a $1,000,000 annuity. In addition to being one of Tennessee’s best ambassadors, he played on one Ryder Cup team and one President’s Cup team.
David Stone (1948 - )
Inducted in 2006
David Stone grew up in Marshall County, Tennessee, and has been the green superintendent at The Honors Course since its inception. More than 20 future head superintendents have worked under Stone, the 1995 recipient of the USGA’s Green Section Award for lifetime achievement. A University of Tennessee graduate, he is best known for bringing Zoysia grass to the South and making it the grass of choice for fine fairways because of its resistance to cold temperatures.
Joe Campbell (1935 - )
Inducted in 2007
Joe Campbell, a native of Anderson, IN, made his home in Knoxville about the time he was named to the 1957 Walker Cup team. He won three times on the PGA Tour and was the long-time pro at Whittle Springs in Knoxville. He won the TGA State Open three times and the TPGA Section Championship five times. He returned to Indiana to become golf coach at Purdue, his alma mater, from 1975 to 1993. Joe was inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame in 1969. He won many amateur and professional tournaments in his beloved Indiana.