Race relations and the sport of golf: The African American golf legacy

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Recent interest in the role of African Americans in the game of golf has coincided with the meteoric rise of Tiger Woods to the top of that sport. However, African Americans have a long history of participation in golf, characterized by exclusion from mainstream golf activities controlled by whites and the development of their own activities, organizations and star performers in response to racial discrimination. This paper examines the history of race relations in golf and argues for the formal recognition of the "African American golf legacy " by the golf establishment as a part of current efforts to foster greater inclusion of African Americans and other minorities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalWestern Journal of Black Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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  • Cultural Studies


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