Golf lost a great friend last week. Jack Lupton died in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn., at the age of 83.
He was a golfer, philanthropist and leading businessman. He put his money where his heart was and spearheaded the economic revitalization of Chattanooga. It’s likely that the scale and scope of his philanthropic actions will never be fully known.
What will be known is his legacy to golf. He built the Honors Course near Chattanooga with the intention of honoring the amateur game. And it has done that beautifully. Hosting the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and Curtis Cup. The NCAA Division I Championship will be at the Honors Course for the second time in early June.
Beyond the competitions, Jack Lupton used golf to touch people and change lives. And our game is better because of his efforts. Jack Lupton will be missed.