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DR. OF LAWS DEGREE FROM
June 22, 2006 the University of St Andrews awarded
Charlie Sifford the honorary degree, Doctor
of Laws, only the second American golfer to
receive this honour. The University of St Andrews
awarded this honour in recognition of Charlie's
achievements as a golfer and his perseverance
in the face of injustice. (...read more in the
Winter 2006 issue.)
HOWARD AT BROOKLYN GOLF SHOW
Brooklyn, NY - Sept. 7, 2012
Golf Fitness The 3-2-1 Way
with Ramona Braganza
Core stability is at the heart of a golf
swing it Is where the bodie' s center of
gravity is and its power source that helps
to transfer energy from the acceleration
phase to the deceleration phase of a golf
swing. (Read the Fall 2010 issue.)
Minority, Lady Golfers
Show Off Their Game!
Nancy Lopez, Suzy Whaley and
Fitness Guru Donna Richardson- Joyner Becomes
First African American Spokeswoman for
Women’s Golf Month
Women's Golf Month celebrates its fifth anniversary
this June with a trio of spokeswomen to help promote
the Play Golf America program. "I am sharing
my love for the game of golf with a passion to
improve people's lives spiritually, mentally and
physically," Richardson Joyner said. (Read
the Spring 2009 issue.)
On The Links
When Founder, Janet Johnson started this Northern
California ladies golf group, she had no idea
that just a few months later the organization
would become an official member club of the
Western States Golf Association (WSGA), distinguishing
them as the only all African American women’s
club in the WSGA. (Read more in the Spring
Ghana: AAGD Inaugural Trip to the Motherland Akwaaba
means welcome in Twi, an Akan language, and this is
how Ghanaians will warmly welcome you to their country.
During our publication's trip to Ghana, five of us
traveled from the U.S. to the gateway to Africa and
enjoyed plenty of history, culture -and yes, lots
of challenging golf. Cynthia
is a lawyer by trade and she kept a daily diary on
the journay and details the excitement of our rounds
at 4 courses: the Accra area, Achimota, Tema and Celebrity
golf courses and in central Ghana the Kumasi Royal
Club.(Read Fall 2010 issue.)
Read the details
of our amazing trip HERE.
Youth Caddie Golf
...These Girls Are Special!
African American girls make up the 41 member
association based in Stockton, California and
all are hoping to become Class A caddies. The
program was established in 2006. (Read the Spring
Midnight Golf College Tour
WDIV TV 4 View the video of this fantastic
college tour that continues to touch and
change the lives of hundreds of Detroit
youth each year. Founder: Renee Fluker
Gould (above, right),
president of the Women In Golf Goundation,
with University of Texas golfer Cassie as
they celebrate the Annual
Women’s Collegiate Championships
in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of the best of female
golfers from Historically Black Colleges &
Universities attend at the Sugar Creek Golf
and Tennis Club to compete for the Renee Powell
Cup. (...read more in the June 2005 issue.
Peden Born and raised in Detroit, Amber says
that she feels that her city is always portrayed
negatively. “I come from a city where all
you see on the news are negative things and where
no one really plays golf.” While on her
high school swim team, she wasn’t gaining
much fulfillment, so she turned to golf. It took
her a while to learn the rules but once she did,
she quickly caught on.
Now, she has enjoyed a “Hollywood”
experience, while participating in a PGA of America
(public service announcement) and the former Midnight
Golf student is at Kalamazoo College, majoring
in chemistry and on the girls’ golf team
leading the way for others to follow their dreams.
(...read more in the Spring 2008 issue.)
Being born on a Virginia farm in Ballsville
(50 miles west of Richmond) in the segregated
south did not stop this quintessential woman
from wanting a better life. At the age
of 18 she moved, worked for a few years as
a maid and typist only to discover that education
would be her opportunity for a life filled
with many possibilities.
Lambert obtained a BA degree
from Howard University and an MBA from Harvard
Business School, simultaneously achieving
a historical milestone by being the first
African American woman to receive a Harvard
MBA. Lillian accomplished things many would
deem unattainable. But according to
her, being introduced to the game of golf
at the age of 46 is her favorite milestone.
Her handicap is 26 and her lowest score is
more in the Fall 2010 wrap-up issue.)
Shasta C. Averyhardt
The results are in:
Ms. Shasta Averyhardt has been elected by
Sisters Across America, Inc.,
as a candidate for assistance with becoming
an LPGA Tour Professional.
Shasta selected Jackson State University in
Jackson, Mississippi and will graduate in
December 2008 with a degree in Accounting.
She played under Coach Eddie Payton and Jackson
State has always been first or second in the
South West Athletic Conference (SWAC) standings.
“I am very grateful to be selected as
a recipient by Sisters Across America. Their
financial support means so much to me and
I am thankful for that! My primary goal is
to play on the Ladies’ Professional
Golf Association (LPGA) Tour,” says
Shasta. For four consecutive years, she received
the ladies medalist honors in the SWAC (Read
the Fall 2008 issue.)
Ladies At The Linkswas founded by Hattie Robinson
(L), Kim Davis (R) and three
other ladies who simply love to play golf. Their
passionate twist will rate their golfing experiences
at resorts, spas, golf courses, pro shops and
for apparel. The Ladies plan to share their
weekend golf journeys with other female golfers
across the country. (Read
more in the Fall 2008 issue.)
CLUB HOUSE Les Birdies Golf Club
of Charlotte, NC combines great fun with lasting friendships
for women who wish to improve their golf game while
also working to promote the sport among community
organizations. (Read more
Fall 04 issue.)
The Heart Of A Champion This Miami, FL golf
instructor knows a thing, or two, about possibilities,
as she is currently the only active African American
competing on the Duramed FUTURES Tour. “I
had been a stockbroker for 17 years and I hated my
job. It was a cut-throat business and I was under
a lot of pressure, so I quit and moved back to Miami.
While I was trying to decide what to do, I played
golf...I was broke, but I was finally happy. That’s
when I realized that this game had changed my life,”
(Read more in the Summer 2008 issue.)
Bolden-Peete Pepper is a phenomenal Black woman in today’s
fast-growing golf industry. She has served as the
Executive Director for The First Tee of Jacksonville
since 2005. Under her leadership the organization
is presently in negotiations for a $2.8 million
“Capital Improvement” Learning Center
for the Old Brentwood Golf Course in Jacksonville.
Pepper is also the lovely wife of legendary golfing
professional Calvin Peete. Growing up in Denver,
CO, she knew that one day her life would have a
broader purpose. (...more in the Spring 2008 issue.)
Naomi Mitchell: Jr
(August 12th, 2008) Naomi Mitchell of Virginia Beach
may only be 8 years old be she already has a major
golf win to her credit. She recently returned from
Pinehurst after one of the biggest tournaments for
juniors as Age Group Champion
and the US Kids Golf World Championship.
She is only the third African Americans to ever
win a title, Tiger's niece is one of the others.
with great pride as she claimed her third USGA
Senior Women’s Amateur title in four years
at the Tulsa Country Club. (Read more in the
Fall 2008 issue.)
Jozi Ainleyof Kenya, E. Africa
Nakuru, Kenya resident, smiled during the
Duramed FUTURES Tour 2009 Qualifying Tournament.
Understandably, she felt a strong kinship
with President-elect Barack Obama.
(Read more in the Winter/Jan.
Betty," our rules columnist,
keeps you on the 'straight and narrow' with
the rules of golf.
As Historian of the Wake Robin Golf Club,
the nations oldest black women's golf group,
based in Washington, DC, she answers your
toughest questions 'by the book' according
to USGA rules.
With years of golf playing experience,
Dr. Betty Brabble will help you discover
the joy of playing the game correctly.
Submit your questions to the "Ask
Betty" column at
Former Director of
Legal Affairs, LPGA
The game of golf for Eve Wright,
prior to joining the Ladies Professional Golf
Association as Director of Legal Affairs, was
an elusive sport. Promoting golf turned into
being among her most challenging accomplishments.
While there, her position at the LPGA, a non-profit
corporation supporting women’s golf, thrust
her into a profession where she was able to
hone her golf skills while advancing the organization.
(...read more in the Spring 2005 issue.)
C. Johnson Opens New Dominican Republic Resort
Cap Cana, the new luxury villa resort opened Fall
2011 on the Eastern tip of the Dominican Republic,
an area that features more oceanfront holes than
any other layout in the Western hemisphere. Managed
by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, which is owned
by businesswoman Sheila C. Johnson, The resort
includes two restaurants, two bars, four pools,
a wedding chapel, fitness center, boutique shops,
and 30,000 square feet of event spaces, including
two waterfront plazas and a spectacular outdoor
more in the Winter/Spring 2012 issue.)
These ladies proudly presented a $2,000 fundraising
check to the Sistercare organization to assist
battered women. The 40 member club made the contribution
on behalf of their annual tournament at the Ridgewood
Ladies Family and Friends Day in Columbia, S.C.
Their 10th annual tournament will be held on April
23, 2009 and will honor World Golf Hall of Famer
Dr. Charlie Sifford. For information contact Julia
Boyd at (803)600-2558 or visit www.rlgcsc.com
(...more in the Winter/Jan. 2009 issue.)
Keney Links Women's
Chicago Women's Golf
Ladies golf clubs across
the country are enjoying longevity, growing membership
and thriving. the Keney Links and Chicago Women's
golf clubs are two very remarkable ones that we profile.
Each organization has a history of endurance and focus
for the future as they aim to keep their torches burning
for years to come. (...read more in the Spring 2008
Vernoncrest Ladies Golf
This southern California club is in its 60th year
and has the distinction of being the oldest women's
golf club west of the Mississippi. What's their secret?
Find this out in the Winter/ January 2008 issue.
"LOVE AT FIRST
PUTT" While on a family vacation in
Hilton Head, South Carolina, a life changing experience
happened to five-year-old Connor that would change
her families dynamic forever...she discover the
game of golf.
Now, the game has propelled them all to greater
heights in every aspect of life and they have
another option for how they spend their 'quality
She has been names "The Most Improved Golfer"
2006 Georgetown-Horry Chapter. She placed 9th
at the All-Stars State Championship at Wescott
Plantation Golf Course in Summerville, SC, and
has won several medals from Mutual of Omaha Drive,
Chip and Putt Competitions. (...read more in the
Fall 2007 issue.)
Barbara Douglas To Receive
Ben Hogan Award
Douglas, the chairman
of the USGA Women’s Committee has show stamina
and courage throughout her executive career and now
is no different, while In the midst of a batter
with cancer, this fighter and Glendale, Ariz.,
resident steps forward to accept the Golf
Writers Association of America 2011 Ben Hogan Award.
Given annually since 1954, the Hogan Award honors an
individual who has continued to be active in golf despite
a physical handicap or serious illness. (Read more in
the Fall 2010 issue.)
Covering the "Celebrity Beat" Check out the latest happenings with Robin,
as she covers the celebrity beat while attending some
of the hottest golf outings and tournaments across
Along with running her own
successful golf program, and training clinics this
author, and mother of twins, also has the latest details,
sightings, and goings-on, of anybody who's who!
William J. Powell is the only African American in
the world to design, build, own and operate a golf
course. What has helped keep his dream alive at his
Golf Course in Canton, Ohio?
Let William J. Powell (right) tell you all about it
himself. The 91-year-old, WWII veteran has decades
of experience at the legendary golf course that is
now managed by his beautiful daughter and Head Golf
Professional Renee Powell, PGA/LPGA (left). (...read
more about the "Living Legacy of Clearview" in the
Spring 2004 issue.
The Addie Cobb Golf
Academy Opens And Receives Sponsorship by MediacomGolf
Teaching Professional, Addie Cobb, has received
sponsorship by Mediacom of Valdosta, GA, to cover
the expenses of her six-month golf school that began
operating in June 2008. Over100 youth (age 6-13)
will participate in the classes five days a week
and receive free instruction and equipment.
(...more in the Summer 2008 issue.)
annual spring issue once again highlights some
amazing "Black Women In The Golf Industry".
As an accomplished athlete, Debbie Adams' biggest inspiration
has been the Ms. Pro-Ama Golf Tour, a mini-tour that
she incorporated and developed for girls nationwide.
Young girls from all over the U.S. joined the tour,
stayed at a reduced rate in Florida and practiced their
games. It was a lot of work that was very rewarding
for Debbie, and it allowed her to work on her own game
at the same time.
Other profiles of success include Robin Aikens,
Ramona M. Harriet, Selina Johnson,
Darlene Stowers, and LaRee Sugg.
(...read more in the Spring 2007 issue.)
Ramona M. Harriet
Women In The Golf Industry"
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