Who We Are?


The Alfred “Tup” Holmes Legacy Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA. The Foundation is dedicated to youth empowerment and preserving the heroic story of the civil rights fight led by amateur golf champion Alfred “Tup” Holmes in 1955 and his son Hamilton E. Homes in 1961. Their battle for racial equality opened doors for all people, regardless of skin color, to play golf, use public facilities, and attend public universities.

The Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness and support for youth in underserved communities to achieve their dreams through the transformative power of education and the core values of golf.

Alfred "Tup" Holmes Memorial Golf Course at Atlanta's historic Adams Park

In 1983, the City of Atlanta’s Mayor, Andrew Young, honored Alfred “Tup” Holmes and his family for their efforts toward racial equality by renaming the Adams Park Golf Course in Atlanta, GA, to the Alfred “Tup” Holmes Memorial Golf Course. It is the only municipal golf course in the state of Georgia dedicated in honor of an African-American golfer.

Hamilton E. Holmes, Jr., President & CEO, Alfred "Tup" Holmes Legacy Foundation, Inc.

Their descendant, Hamilton E. Holmes, Jr, serves as President & CEO of the Foundation. He focuses on leading the Foundation’s strategic direction, developing the Golf and STEM Academy programs, and fundraising. His experience includes serving as the Community Relations Manager at Lockheed Martin for eleven years. In that capacity, he partnered with nonprofits, K-12 schools, colleges and Universities, and local governments to connect the company with the community. He created and operated numerous STEM initiatives which inspired students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Upcoming Projects and Programs

The Alfred “Tup” Holmes Legacy Foundation will embark on a series of fundraising activities to endow its golf and educational programs and objectives, including the following: