We Celebrate Memphis Golfers

The event will honor past amateur golfers who were builders and stakeholders of the game in the African American Community.  In times past African Americans were denied the privilege to play professionally but created a strong amateur tradition.  Memphis and the Mid South had many notable and talented golfers who blazed the trail.  It is these men and women, the stakeholders of golf the Life Together tournament will honor.

GREG ODOM'S Biography

Gregory Odom, Sr. was a husband, father, businessman, and friend. He was especially a golfer of great skill. Born poor and African American didn’t stop him from learning, playing, and sharing the game of golf. Among great amateurs in Memphis, Tennessee, Greg could hold his own. Not a big hitter, but deadly accurate, he understood the lay of the land. Greg was hardly ever out of competition.

Greg did a lot for the game that gave him so much. He coached the youth, conducted charity tournaments, and was the encourager of anyone attempting to play the game. His son, Gregory Odom, Jr., a collegiate player at Howard University was Greg’s pride and joy. Gregory Odom, Sr. passed away on May 1, 2021. Two days after Greg’s death, Greg, Jr. won the national PGA Collegiate Championship. Mrs. Shirley Odom, widow of Greg believed that Greg, Jr. would win that week, and will now go on to bigger and more impressive victories as a pro one day. She said, “Greg and Greg Jr. were so much alike, and both are real champions.”

Gregory Odom, Sr. has been selected as the prototypical Amateur African American golfer of excellence. The Life Together Board of Directors has named its Stakeholders Amateur Golfer Award after Gregory Odom, Sr. This award will be presented annually to an amateur golfer for excellence, a competitive spirit, and for community-minded contributions. The inaugural winner will be announced at the Life Together Stakeholders Open on September 25, 2021.

Charles Hudson
Cornelius Butler, Sr
Dalt Nickleberry
Dollar Sanders
Donald McCray
Elton Grandberry
Gregory Odom, Sr
James Walker
Jimmy Fields
Johnny Scott
Lee Price
Lonnie Williams
Mason West
O. D. Alexander
Odell Price
Pleas Jones
Randy Perry
Rickey Hudson
T.O. Fuller
Thurman glass
Walter Anderson 
Willie Robinson

Registration Information

Make checks payable to:
Life Together, Inc.
Mail checks to:
588 Vance Avenue Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38126 or to
PO Box 314
Memphis, TN 38101
Phone: (901) 425-5972 or  (901) 351-0903