Golfer Lee Hodges Parents Karen And Jeff Hodges

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Lee Hodges parents, Karen Cooley Tucker and Jeff Hodges, are natives of Alabama. The golfer is the only son of the Alabama couple. 

Both Lee’s dad and mom have contributed significantly to the Alabama community. His dad, a PA game announcer for 30 years, and his mom, for the same amount of years, has worked as an educator.

Lee Hodges Proudly Hold His First Ever PGA Tour Trophy 3M Open On July 30, 2023
Lee Hodges Proudly Holds His First Ever PGA Tour Trophy 3M Open On July 30, 2023 (Source: Instagram)

Karen and Jeff may not be together, but they have equally contributed to their son’s success as an athlete. After their son’s success in the 3M Open, they received several congratulatory messages, as seen on their social media handle.

The former Alabama golfer Lee Hodges, 28, captured his first win on the PGA Tour with a final-round 67. His win at the 3M Open was only his second top-five finish. Martin Laird, Kevin Streelman, and JT Poston were tied for the second position. 

Golfer Lee Hodges Parents, Karen Cooley Tucker, And Jeff Hodges

Lee Hodges parents, Karen Cooley Tucker and Jeff Hodges, might have split but share an amicable relationship.

The golfer’s mom, Karen Cooley Tucker, is a teacher at Alabama Connections Academy. She has been involved in the teaching field for 30 years, with 11 years being in the classroom and 19 as an administrator.  

Lee Hodges Mom, Karen Tucker Pictured With Her Husband Les Tucker In 2021
Lee Hodges’ Mom, Karen Tucker, Pictured With Her Husband, Les Tucker, In 2021 (Source: Facebook)

She has a master’s degree in Elementary Education and has given all her 30 years of service to Limestone County Schools, with the last two at Alabama Connections Academy.

After her separation from Jeff, Karen tied the knot with Les Tucker. She is available on Facebook, where she has shared several photographs of her family and her work in Limestone County. 

Jeff Hodges Is A Banker And A Game Announcer 

Jeff Hodges, the father of golfer Lee Hodges, is the Executive Vice President at First National Bank. The University of North Alabama graduate resides with his family in his hometown of Ardmore, Alabama.

Jeff is involved in the sporting world just like his son, but not as an athlete. He has been the PA announcer for Ardmore Tigers for 29 years and was recognized for his work earlier this year.

Lee Hodges Pictured With His Family, Including His Father Jeff Hodges And His Siblings
Lee Hodges Pictured With His Family, Including His Father Jeff Hodges And His Siblings (Source: Instagram)

During a basketball game over the Christmas break in 2022, Ardmore Tigers honored Jeff in the presence of his family. The announcer said he was touched by the recognition received, but did feel a bit embarrassed about it. 

Jeff might have graduated with a degree in banking but was halfway through his sports journalism degree before he decided to switch it.

He received the opportunity to become the PA announcer of football and basketball games at Tigers because the former announcer quit his job middle of the season.

Lee, with his wife, Savannah, was also present to see his dad being honored by the Tigers. 

Lee Hodges Wife, Savannah Hodges 

The American golfer Lee and his wife Savannah Hodges are high school sweethearts. The two even have a picture of them heading to prom together.

From going to prom to exchanging their vows, the couple has been each other’s biggest supporters. Along with going to high school together, Savannah and Lee also attended college at The University of Alabama.

Savannah And Lee Pictured Side By Side On Their Wedding Day And On Their Prom
Savannah And Lee Pictured Side By Side On Their Wedding Day And Their Prom (Source: Instagram)

Savannah graduated from the University of Alabama with a finance and real estate degree in 2018. That same year, she enrolled in the master’s program earning her MBA in 2020. 

Savannah previously worked as a Business Development Manager at Evernest before leaving it in 2021. Lee and Savannah tied the knot on June 19, 2021, and since then, Savannah has been pictured in several of his games. 

Recently, in an interview with PGA Tour, Savannah, and Lee gave an account of their first meeting leading up to their wedding. Savannah also shared they were big Justin Bieber fans, with Lee slightly hesitant to accept it. 

As the topic of Justin Bieber cropped up, the couple shared that their first wedding song was to the Canadian singer’s hit, Lifetime. At the end of the video, the couple shared a sweet kiss as Lee returned to his playing field.

Sriyukta Pradhananga
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