Michel “Mike” Kaplan

2017 Inductee

Mike was a nationally prominent tax attorney with Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison in Nashville and served as legal counsel to the TGF, Tennessee Golf Association and Tennessee Section PGA for the past 26 years. He is a past President of the TGA and was an accomplished expert in the USGA Rules of Golf. Michel orchestrated the historic merger in 2000 of the Women’s Tennessee Golf Association and the Tennessee Golf Association. “What Mike did was brilliant and golf leaders from around the country marvel at how two established organizations came together to make the game better,” noted fellow Hall of Fame member Lew Conner. He established the Bylaws for both the TGA and the TGF as charitable entities as well as council for an important favorable law on lowering the property taxation for all Tennessee golf courses.