Hudson inducted into HOF

Travis Hudson one of five inductees in Alabama-NW Florida PGA Hall of Fame


Travis Hudson is a Hall of Famer — again.

The legendary coach, golfer and mentor, Hudson, who passed away in 2004, was honored for his time on the golf course last month when he was inducted into the Alabama-Northwest Florida PGA Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Montgomery.

His son Tab Hudson spoke and received the plaque for his father. Eric Eshleman, the PGA Director of Golf at the Country Club of Birmingham, also spoke on Hudson’s behalf.

Hudson, one of five inductees in this year’s class, served as the Director of Golf at Musgrove Country Club in Jasper from 1969 to 1994.

“Travis Hudson is pretty much an icon in this state,” Musgrove Country Club Golf Professional Phil Green said of Hudson.

The Hall of Fame praised Hudson’s dedication to the sport.

“Mr. Hudson was a mentor to many current PGA professionals in our section. An accomplished player, Hudson also participated in the first two U.S. Senior Opens with a top-20 finish in the inaugural event. A natural coach and a member of the section for 26 years, Travis continually found ways to be creative in teaching the game to people,” the Hall of Fame’s description read.

Hudson was inducted into the Walker County Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Hudson coached football, basketball and baseball at Curry High School from 1953-64. Five of his teams reached the State Basketball Tournament.

He was selected as a coach for the 1963 North Alabama High School All-Star football game.

Hudson also served his country and was a highly decorated veteran of World War II.