A first for the NCAA

Celebrating Black Golfers – LaRee Pearl Sugg LaRee Pearl Sugg, now an associate athletic director for the University of Richmond, created quite a stir for her UCLA Bruin golf team in 1991. Down by six shots on the 17th hole of their NCAA Championship match with San Jose State Univ. at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course, Sugg rallied her teammates, […]

Chasing a legend

Victory on top of victory. They just kept coming. Sam Snead, he of the “oily” swing and prodigious physical talents, was a fearsome competitor and one of golf’s American Triumverate, along with Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson (all born in 1912). Bill Fields, one of the great sports journalists, who just happens to have a GHS membership on his CV, […]

Renee Powell receives ASGCA Donald Ross Award

Renee Powell, the second Black woman to play on the LPGA Tour and longtime ambassador for the game around the world, has been chosen as the 2020 recipient of the ASGCA Donald Ross Award.  Presented annually since 1976, the award is given to a person of distinction who has made a significant contribution to the game of golf and the […]

Golf art – week of June 14, 2020

By Frank Cantrel Jr. Today’s painting inaugurates a new series of weekly postings of golf art — drawings, etchings, paintings, sculpture and other forms of art that are intended to entertain and inspire. This weekly series will include the works of past and present artists that portray important figures in golf’s history as well as landscapes that capture the beauty […]

Queen of golf shattered racist, sexist barriers

CELEBRATING BLACK GOLFERS – Ann Moore Gregory June 15, 2020 – With all that is going on right now, golf can seem a trivial thing. But it is the sport we cherish and its history is our passion. Not all of that history was spotless, however. As the world struggles to cast a light on systemic racism, golf, too, must […]