The USGA Museum was among 11 institutions to win 2014 Communication Awards at the recent International Sports Heritage Association annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.
During the Evening of Champions dinner on Oct. 28 at the Bridgestone Arena, the USGA Museum was honored for its short film, “More Than a Game,” which details the Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, built by African-American William Powell. The legacy of the public course, the only one in the United States designed, built, owned and managed by an African American, continues through Powell’s children. His daughter, Renee Powell, was the second African-American to compete on the LPGA Tour and serves as the head golf professional at Clearview, while his son, Larry, is the club’s superintendent.
The film debuted in February with the opening of the USGA Museum’s exhibit, also titled “More Than A Game,” which celebrates the historical importance of African-American golf clubs and their contributions to the expansion and development of golf in the United States. The film was produced by Dan Levinson of Moxie Pictures.
“It was an honor for the USGA Museum to be recognized by the International Sports Heritage Association,” said the USGA’s Susan Wasser, who was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the Museum. “The 2014 Communication Award is another validation that the USGA continues to strive to create and share important and compelling stories within the framework of golf history.”
2014 ISHY winners
Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame for A Century of Sport in the Finnish Community of Thunder Bay
The Paul W. Bryant Museum for Inside the Vault: The Paul W. Bryant Collection
National College Baseball Hall of Fame for 2014 College Baseball Night of Champions Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Show
3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sport Museum for its Detailed Exhibition Report
National College Baseball Hall of Fame for College Diamonds, the Official Magazine of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame
San Francisco 49ers for 49ers Alumni Magazine, 2014 edition
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame for its Visitor Guide Brochure
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame for its Physical Education Curriculum
Kentucky Derby Museum for It’s My Derby fundraising campaign
USGA Museum for More Than a Game, a short film video
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame for its website, www.sasksportshalloffame.com
The Best in Show award went to the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame