Theodore "Ted" Rhodes

Theodore "Ted" Rhodes (HM25I)

Location: Nashville, TN 37208 Davidson County
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N 36° 11.083', W 86° 49.432'

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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.
HM NumberHM25I
Marker Number3A 179
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 515837 N 4004450
Decimal Degrees36.18471667, -86.82386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 11.083', W 86° 49.432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 11' 4.98" N, 86° 49' 25.92" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1901 Ed Temple Blvd, Nashville TN 37208, US
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