After Being Excluded From Professional Golf Tours in 1913, Elite Black Players Founded the United Golfers Association
Sifford was a professional golfer who was the first African American to play on the PGA Tour. He won the Greater Hartford Open in 1967 and the Los Angeles
Brown, the first black golfer to win a PGA Tour-sanctioned event in 1964 Waco Turner Open in Oklahoma and the 1970 Andy Williams-San Diego Open at Torrey Pines.
From John Shippen to Tiger Woods and Renee Powell to Charlie Sifford, African-Americans have played a significant role in the growth of golf, both on and off the course. Here is a timeline marking some of the many memorable moments in the history of African-Americans in golf.
Jariah Beard, a graduate from Lucy Craft Laney High School, is a legend in his own time. He worked at the Masters Tournament for forty years. He is included in the book, “MEN ON THE BAG, The Caddies of Augusta National” by Ward Clayton, where he is ranked as the seventh best caddie of all time.
Muhammad Ali’s passing at age 74 on a few years back follows decades of contending with the effects of Parkinson’s disease, but more than 40 years ago there were no such worries: The heavyweight champion was in prime fighting shape at age 32 when Golf Digest reported on his first hacks as a golfer.
At a glance, Richmond CC, just north of Oakland, Calif., and directly across the bay from San Francisco, appears no different than most other private clubs in...
12 Black Golfers and Golf Innovators You Should Know These somewhat lesser-known black golfers and golf innovators had major victories and made significant contributions to the sport. From...
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