Lew Conner of Nashville has been associated with Tennessee golf since his early playing days at McCallie School in Chattanooga and Vanderbilt. He was 1973 Tennessee Amateur Player of the Year and played on 20 Challenge Cup teams. He has been a Tennessee Golf Association director since 1966 and president in 1984-85. He is credited with facilitating the original agreement between the TGA and the Tennessee PGA to operate jointly. He is a Southern Golf Association director and a former chairman of the Tennessee Golf Foundation. In 2002 he was the inaugural recipient of the Society of Tennessee Golfers’ Person of the Year Award.