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Theodore “Ted” Rhodes

 
 
Theodore "Ted" Rhodes - Front image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Theodore "Ted" Rhodes - Front
Inscription. November 9, 1913 - July 4, 1969 Recognized as the first African-American professional golfer, Theodore "Ted" Rhodes, a native of Nashville, competed on the United Golf Association Tour. A predominately black tour, Rhodes won 150 tournaments from late 1940s to 1960. Boxing champion Joe Louis' personal golf pro, Louis sponsored Rhodes on the UGA. In 1948, Rhodes became the first African-American professional golfer to compete on the PGA tour, when he played in the U.S. Open at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. A pioneer, Ted Rhodes blazed the PGA tour trail for African-American professional golfers. In 1998 he was inducted into the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 179.)
 
Location. 36° 11.083′ N, 86° 49.432′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Ed Temple Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 Ed Temple Blvd, Nashville TN 37208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Temple Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tennessee State University (approx. 1.2 miles
Theodore "Ted" Rhodes - Back image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Theodore "Ted" Rhodes - Back
away); Hadley Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saint Cecilia Academy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. Harold Dadford West, Sr. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Desegregating Nashville's Lunch Counters (approx. 1.4 miles away); Donley Harold Turpin, D. D. S. (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansNotable Persons
 
Theodore "Ted" Rhodes image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Theodore "Ted" Rhodes
Theodore "Ted" Rhodes Golf Course - Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Theodore "Ted" Rhodes Golf Course - Entrance Sign
 
 
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