by Susan Wasser, the USGA Museum’s assistant director, the exhibit is part of
the USGA’s ongoing commitment to attracting a diverse audience to the game.
This retrospective is one of the initiatives surrounding the African-American
Golf History Archive, which was formed in 2010 by the USGA and The PGA of
America to collect, preserve and celebrate the history of African Americans in
golf. “More Than A Game” is the third exhibit in the USGA Museum since 2010 to
celebrate minorities in golf.
exhibition reflects on the lives of the pioneers in African-American golf
history and how their courage and convictions changed the game,” said Wasser.
“As the world’s leading institution for the study and celebration of golf
history, the USGA Museum is a great resource to preserve and share the
African-American golf experience in this way.”
further highlight Powell’s inspirational story of passion and social justice,
the exhibit will include a short film produced by Dan Levinson of Moxie
Pictures, whose previous work includes the award-winning documentary “Uneven
Fairways,” which premiered on Golf Channel in 2009.
part of this exhibit, the USGA is also honoring other clubs that have made
significant contributions to minority golf, including Shady Rest Golf and
Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., the longtime home course of John Shippen,
the first African American to play in a U.S. Open, in 1896; Langston Golf
Course in Washington, D.C., home to the Wake-Robin and Royal Golf Clubs, the
oldest African-American clubs still in existence; and Freeway Golf Course in
Sicklerville, N.J., home course of National Black Golf Hall of Fame member Bill
conjunction with the opening of the exhibit, the USGA Museum will host a
one-day symposium on Feb. 22. The symposium will feature discussions with
Powell’s daughter, Renee, who played on the LPGA Tour for 14 years and is
currently the head professional at Clearview; 12-time PGA Tour winner Calvin
Peete; United Golfers Association champion Madelyn Turner; and Bishop.