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Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame Members

Gene Pearce (1937 - )
Inducted in 2015


Gene Pearce, formerly of Jackson, lives in The Villages, FL. He is an authority on Tennessee golf history. His books include The History of Tennessee Golf, 1894-2001, Southern Golf Association: The First Hundred Years, and Colonial Home of Champions. Since 2006 he has written and edited the annual Tennessee Golf Almanac and Record Book. He is a director emeritus of the Tennessee Golf Association. 

Maggie Scott (1949 -  )
Inducted in 2015


Margaret “Maggie” Scott of Charleston has won 10 TGA state championships, more than any other woman in history. She won the 1994 TGA State Women’s Amateur and beginning in 2001 has won nine TGA State Women’s Senior Amateur titles. Maggie represented Tennessee in 21 SWATC and three USGA State team competitions and qualified for one U.S. Amateur and four U.S. Senior Amateur tournaments. She is a retired elementary school teacher.

Edyth Duffield (1881-1935)
Inducted in 2015


Edyth Louise Mallory Duffield of Memphis won the 1916 and 1921 Memphis City Amateur, 1917 Southern Amateur, and 1920 State Amateur. Mrs. Duffield organized the Women’s Tennessee Golf Association in 1916 at Memphis Country Club and was its first president.

Horace F. Smith (1848-1930)
Inducted in 2015


Horace Smith came south as a teenage drummer boy during the Civil War. He was was an executive with the NC&St.L Railroad and served as present of the Southern Golf Association from 1904 until his death in 1930 at age 81. He was responsible for the organization of the Tennessee Golf Association in 1914. A charter member of Nashville Golf and Country Club, now Belle Meade, he supervised the building of its present clubhouse and its original golf course.

Mack Brothers Jr. (1911-1984)
Inducted in 2016


Brothers won the 1944 Tennessee State Amateur, two Tennessee Senior Amateur titles and the 1969 Southern Senior Amateur championship. He was also once ranked by Golf Digest in the top five US Senior amateur players. He won the Bell Meade club championship ten times.  Off the course he was known as the father of the Tennessee State Open Championship. For twenty years, beginning in the 1950s, Brothers was one of the most influential golfers in Tennessee. He was president of the Tennessee Golf Association in 1941, 1955, 1965, and 1975.

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