Brothers won the 1944 Tennessee State Amateur, two Tennessee Senior Amateur titles and the 1969 Southern Senior Amateur championship. He was also once ranked by Golf Digest in the top five US Senior amateur players. He won the Bell Meade club championship ten times. Off the course he was known as the father of the Tennessee State Open Championship. For twenty years, beginning in the 1950s, Brothers was one of the most influential golfers in Tennessee. He was president of the Tennessee Golf Association in 1941, 1955, 1965, and 1975.