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.