Roy D. Moore

2016 Inductee

Roy D. Moore of Memphis was secretary of the Tennessee Golf Association from the early 1940s until 1974 and was president in 1951. During his tenure as a director he was responsible for the TGA starting a college scholarship program. He was an accomplished player but he is best known for promoting the game. For many years he was the unpaid golf coach and recruiter for Memphis State (now University of Memphis). Many of his college players went on to become PGA golf professionals. He was the driving force behind the Colonial Amateur Invitational, one of the nation’s biggest amateur tournaments that was played for 16 years. Roy was a founding father of the Memphis Open, now the FedEx St. Jude Classic.