Harold Eller

1999 Inductee

Harold Eller, golf professional and superintendent at Old Hickory Country Club for 35 years, was the patriarch of one of Tennessee’s leading golf families. In 1993, the Eller Family (wife Ruth, daughters Beverly Pearce and Judy Street and sons Richard and Mike) was honored as the Jack Nicklaus Golf Family of the Year by the National Golf Foundation. Harold and Ruth started the Tennessee Junior Golf Association and State Junior Championship for both boys and girls. Eller was named Professional of the Year by the Southeastern PGA Section in 1962 and the Tennessee PGA Section in 1979.