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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.)
what you've missed!
Darlene Stowers is an ambitious player who has devoted over 18 years to the game. At age she 48 she manages to still carry a 3 handicap, while commuting once a month from Tampa to San Francisco Bay area as a GE Contractor.
In addition to competing on the Florida-based Moonlight Golf Association Inc., Stower’s has established her own “Friendraiser” program to attract donations from those wishing to support her efforts towards getting her Tour card. To assist her please visit www.DarleneStowers.com
USGA Rules Official and Referee
is one of the few men of color patrolling inside
the ropes of some of golf’s most scenic
and challenging tracks.
Share his journey, as he talks of how he's walked
alongside amateur and pro golfers at competitive
events for more than five years. (Read
more in the Fall 2008 issue.)
Lee Redden Inducted Into NV Golf Hall of Fame
Redden, 56, touts a 0 handicap. He captured four
Las Vegas City Amateurs, two So. Nevada Amateurs,
the Clark County Amateur and qualified for the
PGA Tour's 1976 Los Angeles Open and the 1986
Panasonic Pro-Celebrity Classic. (Read more in
the Fall 2008 issue.)
Jones - TPC Sawgrass
Who is the most powerful person at a golf course?
It is the starter, whose role is to manage start
times of golfers preparing to tee off. It's a
high profile, highly visible position rarely held
by people of color.
has served as the only African American starter
family of golf
courses for over ten years and has been making
history every since. (Read the Fall 2008 issue.)
biggest hurdle for most 15-year-olds is getting
their homework done on time, but for this 5'7",
10th grade honor student at Evangel Christian
Academy in Shreveport, LA, it's his +5 handicap
that challenges him.
Delaney's eyes are focused
on a very 'green' future. He
First Tee, USGA
and practices his golf drills four-to-five times
a week. The rigerous routine has paid off with
significant tournament wins. (Read more in the
Fall 2008 issue.)
George County, MD - Zakiya Randall,(L), fondly known
by fans as "Z," was awarded with Proclamation
of Excellence in her native Prince George's County,
Maryland premier community-sponsored golf event on
September 15, 2007.
Jack Johnson, (R), County
Executive of Prince George's County,
to present the award. Randall, 16, began golfing at
the age of ten and in six short years has grown to
dominate her golf demographic, winning more than 45
local and national tournaments.
Randall, by sharing her talent and dedication
to excellence with other young people just like
her, hopes to encourage her peers to excel in
both academics and sports through hard work, commitment
and community support.
The "Z Tournament" Golf Event was an
amazing feat and a remarkable piece by Zakiya
Randall -- a young person who is not blessed with
extensive resources and is being raised in a Single
Parent home, commented Melody Spruill Director
of the "Z Tournament" Golf Event.
Randall, poised to become a dominant player on
the LPGA tour, has been featured in EBONY, GolfWeek,
Sports Illustrated and African-American
Golfers Digest. BlackAthlete Sports Network
called her "Golf's Next Phenom," and
this year she was a finalist as one of the most
influential and talented youth in the city of
Atlanta and youngest nominee finalist for "Amateur
of the Year" by Atlanta Sports Awards.
Randall invites major corporations, foundations,
business owners, professional athletes, celebrities,
sports organizations, community groups and individuals
to show their continuous support to talented youth
and demonstrate the importance of giving back.
This continuous support will ensure that talented
youths' dreams turn into reality, and cost does
not become a hindrance to achieving greatness.
For more information about Zakiya Randall, please
Peete Get a
close-up look at ball striker, Calvin Peete. We're
all admired him for years and watched his struggles
with life's daily challenges.
Find out what it is about his tremendous talent,
supportative wife and family and inner determination
that keeps him going strong.
(Read more in the Summer 2005 issue.)
Player of the Year
Join us as we examine his personal ideas and
undying stamina for competing at the height of
performance of a professional level.
secret? He credits his inner strength.
African American Golfer's Digest 2004
Master Teaching Professional of the Year
Founder & Director, Advanced
Lesson Academy of Golf, is a golf developmental
program specialist whose instruction column
helps your game with quality drills and tips
that feature: grass tees, full swing/short game
techniques, preshot routines, chipping, pitching