For 18 years, Paul Evans served as the head pro at Orgill Golf Course and now he’s receiving a posthumous honor from Shelby County’s mayor.
The 84-year-old died last month after a brief illness, but his memory is still alive and well among the county’s golfers.
“Golfers thought highly of Paul since he had played in several tournaments through the years, including the Publinks Tournament in Chicago,” said Lee Hinson, executive director of the Shelby County Conservation Board. “It was, however, his kind sprit that some of our older golfers still talk about almost 20 years later.”
Evans worked at Orgill Golf Course from the day it opened in 1972 until he retired in 1990.
Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr., will host a ceremony honoring Evans at 9 a.m. on July 5th. It will take place in the course’s club house.