Emmett Spicer

2003 Inductee

In eight years, from 1926 to 1933, Emmett Spicer of Memphis set a standard for golf in Tennessee that has never been duplicated. During this period, few tournaments were available for the everyday working man to play in, yet he won five TGA State Amateur Championships. Only Lew Oehmig has won more Tennessee State Amateur titles. “I was exceptionally fortunate that my original model was a great Memphis amateur named Emmett Spicer,” Cary Middlecoff wrote in his book, The Golf Swing.