Born in 1917 in Atlanta, Georgia to Dr. Hamilton M. Holmes and Patricia Reaves Holmes, Alfred F. “Tup” Holmes was a successful amateur golfer and civil rights pioneer. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High in 1933, Tup left Atlanta to attend Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and continued to develop the golf skills he had learned from his father and the Candler Park Golf Course caddies. Tup won several collegiate and amateur championships while at Tuskegee and continued to play and win segregated tournaments in Michigan, Ohio, and Georgia following graduation.
- 3-time Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Champion
- 3-time Southern Amateur Champion
- 4-time National Amateur Champion
- State of Michigan Amateur Champion, 1939
- State of Ohio Amateur Champion, 1939
- National Black Golf Hall of Fame Inductee, 2006
- Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012