TENNESSEE GOLF HISTORY
Tennessee Golf Almanac & Records - written & edited by Gene Pearce
|Regarding the game of golf, no state has as extensive a recorded history comparable to that of Tennessee. |
Gene Pearce has spent the past 20-plus years researching and writing about golf from Bristol, where the first club was organized in 1894, to Memphis where cotton buyers from England and Scotland introduced the game.
Beginning in 2006 Gene has written and edited Tennessee Golf Almanac & Record Book, an annual for the Tennessee Golf Foundation that preserves the history of Tennessee’s major tournaments (professional and amateur, men and women, boys and girls, juniors and seniors, past and present). In order to create this publication, research of tournaments going back to 1914 was required in order to create a record book for each competition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
| Gene Pearce has written and edited the Tennessee Golf Almanac and Record Book. His other books are The History of Tennessee Golf - 1894-2001; Southern Golf Association: First Hundred Years; Field of Dreamers: Celebrating Tennessee High School Sports; Boys in Black: Basketball's Greatest David and Goliath Story; Only Eaglettes Understand: Shelbyville's Game Plan for Basketball Success, and Colonial: Home of Champions. |
Currently, Gene and his wife, Beverly live in The Villages, FL, and are both members of the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame.