Beverly Pearce

2009 Inductee

Beverly Eller Pearce of Jackson significantly influenced Tennessee golf on and off the course. Beginning in 1953 she played in more State Women’s Amateurs than any other competitor. She was a semifinalist twice and won five State Women’s Senior Amateurs (1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994). She served as president of the Women’s Tennessee Golf Association and was a board member of the WTGA/TGA for over forty years. The eldest child of the Harold Eller Family, long known as the First Family of Tennessee Golf, she was a tireless promoter of the TGA State Junior, a tournament started by her parents.