Pat Abbott, a native of Pasadena, CA, was named pro emeritus at Memphis Country Club in 1981 after 34 years on the job. Abbott won the TGA State Open in 1949, 1954, 1955, and 1962 and the TPGA Section Senior Championship in 1969, 1971, and 1974. He was runner-up in the State Open four times. His first major victory was in the 1935 Southern California Open, a PGA Tour tournament. The following year he won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. In 1938 and 1941 he won the Southern California Amateur and in 1942 won the Western Amateur.