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Destination Clearview:  Womens Golfers' Getaway - October 4-6
with Renowned Renee Powell, PGA's First Lady & Former 
LPGA Tour Professional

What:     Weekend of golf instruction, casual play and special networking receptions
Where:   Historical Clearview Golf Club, East Canton, OH
When:    Friday, October 4 (evening) through Sunday, October 6

  • Exhibition/Clinic with LPGA Tour Members
  • On-course Play with LPGA Tour Members
  • Scramble Farewell Tournament
  • Special Tour


  Journey Worth Taking By John Merchant

A Journey Worth Taking is an inspiring, compelling and thrilling read that takes you back to Greenwich, Connecticut in 1933. Through the eyes of an ordinary man with an extraordinary perspective, this story shares a myriad of life truths that have emerged within the fringes of obstacles and adversities.


John F. Merchant, a Connecticut attorney, is the first African-American elected to the USGA Executive Committee. Merchant, who was born and raised in Greenwich, was the first black to graduate from the University of Virginia Law School in 1958. He created the Walter N. Ridley Scholarship Fund in 1987 that assists black students enrolling at Virginia with grants and/or scholarships. And he helped create the First Tee Program, which benefits minority golfers.


The World Golf Foundation has compiled a list of suppliers to the golf industry, competitive golf events, recreational golf programs and entities offering careers in golf that support diversity in the golf industry. This list intends to create a resource that informs interested individuals of these programs. For more information, please contact Peggy Norton at

Organization/Program Name Address
Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative Earnie Ellison Jr.

100 Avenue of the Champions, Box 109601

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Asia Golf Industry Show MS Gill

23G Flora Road #06-05

Singapore Japan 509739

American Junior Golf Association Stephen Hamblin

1980 Sports Club Drive

Braselton, GA 30517

Advocates Professional Tour Ken Bentley Jr.

4859 W. Slauson Ave. Suite 335

Los Angeles, CA 90056

National Pan American Golf Association Jesse Pena

650 River Drive West

Seguin, TX 78155

PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship Chris Smith

1916 Perfect Drive

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sunshine State Amateur Golfers Association Herbie Pitters

P.O. Box 3975

Boynton Beach, FL 33424

Western States Golf Association Granville Brown

3801 University Ave, #500

Riverside, CA 92501

William "Bill" Dickey Invitational Bill Dickey

1140 East Washington St. Suite 103

Phoenix, AZ 85034

Bill Dickey East/West Golf Classic Bill Dickey

1140 East Washington St. Suite 103

Phoenix, AZ 85034
Broward Ebony Golf Association Dexter C. Gullett

1600 NW 163rd St.

Miami, FL 33169

Southern California Mexican American Golf Association Al Lara

2693 Vista Way

Oceanside, CA 92054

Latino Golf Association Marco Barba

11680 Mt Lassen Ct.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

Two Seaters Golf Club Foundation Robert Barnes

23520 Crawford Avenue

Park Forest, IL 60466

Pro Duffers USA Cal LaRouche

14600 Argyle Club Road

Silver Springs, MD 20908

African American Golf Foundation Ed Ode

P.O. Box 2217

Smyrna, GA 30081

African American Golfers Hall of Fame Malachi Knowles

P.O. Box 31901

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Mexican Junior Golf Association Viviana Macias

Canon Grande 7720 Despacho 5

Monterrey, N.L. 33420

Black Jewels Ladies Golf Association Rasheen Wilson

P.O. Box 6615

New York, NY 10150

Par Four Golf Club Raymond W. Griff

P.O. Box 17273

Pensacola, FL 32522

Grove Park Junior Golf Clinic Leon Wilson

1800 Walter "Dutch" Welch Dr.

Jackson, MS 39213

Midwest Golf Association Dennis Morgan

P.O. Box 1943

Suwanee, GA

Colorado Vietnamese Golf Association Minh Vien
Las Cruces Junior Golf Association Douglas Logan

1911 San Ferando Dr.

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Lady Drivers Golf Club Gloria Whitley

P.O. Box 31128

Jackson, MS 39286

San Jose Mexican American Golf Association Gabe De La Torre

P.O. Box 8647

San Jose, CA 95155

Bogey Boys Greg Reid

6100 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19141

Buffalo Inner City Youth Fan Club for Golfing Henry Williams

612 East Delavan Ave

Buffalo, NY 14211

Clearview Golf Club Renee Powell

8410 Lincoln Highway

East Canton, OH 44730

Ebony Ladies Golf League Brunilda Turner

P.O. Box 6893

Youngstown, OH 44501

Get Golf Ready Ron Stepanak

100 Avenue of the Champions

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

National Asian Golf Association Tuan Scheider
Asian American Golf Association Phouvieng Sivilay

P.O. Box 390591

Edina, MN 55439

Jimmy Garvin Legacy Foundation Jimmy Garvin

5373 Chillum Place NE

Washington, DC 20011

Latina Golfers Association Azucena Maldonado

919 West Sierra Madre Avenue

Azusa, CA 91702

Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation Ross Fisher

11418 68th St.

Mira Loma, CA 91752

Leisure Hour Golf Club Keith Edwards

P.O. Box 11942

Portland, OR 97211

Living Well with Golf Mike Rice

P.O. Box 11074 

Omaha, NE 68111

Les Birdies Golf Club Frances Keels

P.O. Box 37881

Cincinatti, OH 45222

LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Nancy Hendersen

100 International Golf Drive

Daytona Beach, FL 32124

Midnight Golf Program Renee Fluker

P.O. Box 31-1830

Detroit, MI 48231

Mile Hi Sandbaggers Golf Club Al Avery

P.O. Box 200452

Denver, CO 80220

Minority Golf & Sports Magazine Herschel Caldwell

20424 East Layton Ave

Aurora, CO 80015

Southern Association of Amateur Golfers Joe Hall

P.O. Box 8232

Meridian, MS 39303

Multicultural Golf Association of America John David

P.O. Box 1081

Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association T. J. Dorsey

708 West Jackson Street

Orlando, FL 32805

Project One Junior Golf Academy Vic Clark

P.O. Box 42898

Atlanta, GA 30311

Sisters Across America Esther Wilson

P.O. Box 780005

Orlando, FL 32805

St. Mark Golf Club Kee NcCird

8411 S. St. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60619

Tee & Turf Golf Club Vergil Murray

P.O. Box 7215

Minneapolis, MN 55407

The Chicago Women's Golf Club Mary Stacker

2100 East 93rd Street

Chicago, IL 60617

The First Tee Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.

425 South Legacy Trail

Saint Augustine, FL 32092

Twin City Golf Club

P.O. Box 722

Tacoma, WA 98401

United States African American Golf Association

5614 Queensborough Drive

Atlanta, GA 30338

The Darby Foundation Chris Arceneaux

7 Valdur Court

Rossevelt, NY 11575

South Asian Golf Association Mahesh Yadav

9 Coburn Road

Pennington, NJ 08534

Tee Masters Golf Club of St. Louis

880 Belk Park Road

Wood River, IL 63130

Freeway Golf Course Earl Morris

1858 Sicklerville Road

Sicklerville, NJ 08081

National Negro Golf Association Winfred Kirksey
West Penn Minority Junior Golf Association Robin Robinson

322 Mall Blvd #165

Monroeville, PA 15146

Joliet Sweet Swingers Golf Club Fred Hawkins

3000 W. Jefferson St.

Joliet, IL 60435

PGA Post Graduate Diversity Program Bill Cioffoletti

100 Avenue of the Champions

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

PGA TOUR Diversity Intership Marc Raiken

112 PGA TOUR Blvd

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

GOLF NOW Tina Baker

7580 Golf Channel Drive

Orlando, FL 32819


Sarah Hirshland

P.O. Box 708

Far Hills, N.J. 07931

African American Golfer's Digest Debert Cook

80 Wall Street, Suite 720

New York, NY 10005