Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Member

Fielding Wallace

Inducted 1992

American golf lost one of its best friends when Fielding Wallace of Augusta, Ga., died in 1954.  For more than 50 years, Wallace had been a leader in the game.  He was involved in the organization of the GSGA in 1924 and served as its president from 1936-45.  He also served as president of the USGA in 1948-49.  Wallace was a founding member of Augusta National Golf Club and served as secretary until his death.  He was also president of Augusta Country Club from 1921-35.  Wallace was a gentleman who exemplified the old maxim that “the first quality of a gentleman is gentleness.”