Friday, June 20, 2014

June 22-25, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, follow the PGA Professional(s) from your area in the 47th PGA Professional National Championship, the showcase event for PGA Professionals. For an introduction to this year's Championship, this link to the full field list, a look back at the 2013 Championship, as well:
To view player profiles for each of the 312 participants click here:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Valley View Golf Club 56th Annual Tournament

In the unique desert of Southern Nevada, the Valley View Golf Club was organized by 15 individuals in February 1958. Valley View was initially organized as a means for predominantly Black golfers to unite and fellowship in meaningful golfing competition, especially since certain doors in our community were not yet open to individuals of color.  Support the upcoming 56th annual golf tournament on October 18-19, a Western States Golf Association sanctioned event.  For details visit:

Monday, April 14, 2014


Play and Support African American Owned,
Operated & Managed Courses in Time for the 2014 Golf Season

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 14, 2014 – With the onset of golfers awakening from the long winter freeze and in conjunction with April as National Black Golf Month the debut of playing the African American Golf Trail is proudly announced.

The African American Golf Trail is comprised of 8 African American owned, operated and/or managed golf courses spread across the U.S. The Trail’s concept, presented by the African American Golfer's Digest, the nation’s leading publication of avid black golfers, is designed to build golfer camaraderie while growing rounds played at the courses.  A thrilling aspect of the Trail is the Trail CHALLENGE which is also announced and gives golfers a goal to shoot for in both playing and supporting the courses.

To drive excitement, golfers are invited to play the African American Golf Trail CHALLENGE, playing on their own schedule at least one round at each of the 8 courses over the period of 16 months (Jan. 1, 2014-June 31, 2015).   Golfers who are interested in participating in the CHALLENGE are asked to book their own tee times with the courses, then, submit copies of their 8 scorecards, all at one time, to the African American Golfer’s Digest.  In return, golfers will earn a beautiful “Certificate of Play” that they can display for years to come in their home or office.

“If someone has already played on one of these magnificent courses, this year, they already have a head start on the CHALLENGE!  I’ve checked in with each of the courses on our list and the owners and managers are excited to learn about the Trail CHALLENGE.  They are ready for a record-breaking season and looking forward to providing all of their golfing guests with the very best in first-class hospitality,” says Debert Cook, publisher of the 11-year-old quarterly magazine that plans to hold an annual Trail Classic at one of the courses later this year.

Announcing this remarkable list of golf courses and the special playing CHALLENGE is something that has been in the works for more than a year by the publication.  Now, as golfers pull out their gear, and begin playing rounds with friends and at tournaments, this is a great opportunity to include a visit to one, or all, of these great golf courses on the list.

Courses on the List for the
African American Golf Trail include:

·         Bull Creek Golf & Country Club Louisburg, NC

·         Clearview Golf Course
East Canton, OH

·         College Park Golf
College Park, GA

·         Freeway Golf Course
Sicklerville, NJ

·         Innisbrook Golf Course
Palm Harbor, FL

·         Langston Golf Course
Washington, D.C., a Department
of Interior/ National Park Service facility

·         Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis
Atlanta, GA

·         Woodridge Golf Club
Mineral Wells, WV

“We’re proud and excited to be a part of this Trail and I hope that people will take advantage of this, because it’s great.  Last year was not a very good year for our course, but we are getting off to a good start now, and looking forward to meeting visitors,” says Grace Davis, manager at College Park Golf in College Park, GA.  The well maintained greens at the 9-hole course are prefect for youth, ladies, executives and those with limited time for play.  For travelers, the course is just 5-6 minutes from the Atlanta airport.

“I’ve played several courses on this Trail and the signature line-up experience is sure to please golfers of all levels,” says Jim Beatty, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the African American Golfer’s Digest.  “As president of my own firm, NCS International (Omaha, NE), when spending precious time away from the office, it is important for me to enjoy myself while also doing something healthy and supportive for the golfing community.  We all need each other and the African American Golf Trail CHALLENGE is a great way to show support.”

To participate in the CHALLENGE golfers only need to grab their calendars and telephones to begin making tee-time arrangements at the various courses.  The Trail is also great for planning a concierge-style couples’ retreat, group outing, girlfriends, or guy-friends get-away across these 8 fabulous destinations.

For more information on the African American Golf Trail or the CHALLENGE, please visit   

Debert Cook, CMP
Tel: (212) 571-6559


Thursday, April 3, 2014

3rd Annual New Orleans Musicians Celebrity Golf Classic

3rd Annual New Orleans Musicians Celebrity Golf Classic (NOMCGC) 
“Young Cats Swinging for Old Lions Benefiting New Cubs" hosted by Global Golf Institute (GGI)
Joe M. Bartholomew Municipal Golf Course in Pontchartrain Park, New Orleans, LA 
Tee-off time: 9:00 AM. Contact: Glennon E. Bazzle, Tournament Director
Telephone: 504-583-6842 Email:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Our CyberSale Ends at Midnight, December 6!

Our CyberSale is still on. Get your deal now!  Sale ends at MIDNIGHT, December 6!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum to present "Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African Americans in Golf"

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum has begun creative development on “Honoring the Legacy: A Tribute to African Americans in Golf” – a new, permanent exhibition that will recognize the triumphs and contributions of African Americans in the game. With the generous support of The PGA of America, the PGA TOUR and the USGA, the exhibition is expected to open in late spring 2014.

The exhibition will detail the long, rich history of African Americans in golf, from the difficult beginnings in the late 1800s for pioneers such as John Shippen, to the progress and challenges of today. The exhibition will also highlight the struggles and successes of notable golfers like World Golf Hall of Fame member Charlie Sifford during the Civil Rights era and major personalities such as Althea Gibson, Joe Louis and Tiger Woods.

Best-selling author Pete McDaniel will serve as the lead writer on the project. McDaniel is the author of the acclaimed book “Uneven Lies: The Heroic Story of African Americans in Golf’’ and co-wrote and co-produced the documentary “Uneven Fairways.” He is a member of both the African American Golfers Hall of Fame and National Black Golf Hall of Fame.

In addition, artist Mario Chiodo, renowned for his compelling sculptures based on history and social justice, will be bringing to life pivotal moments of African-Americans in golf. Chiodo has created monuments around the country, including the Harriet Tubman/Thomas Garrett Memorial in Wilmington, Del., the Contrabands Freedman's Memorial in Alexandria, Va., and "Remember Them: Champions for Humanity" in Oakland, Calif., the largest human rights monument in the Western United States. 
Stay tuned!!!!