Grand Slam: African-American Milestones in Golf

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  • John Shippen, golf
  • George Grant, golf
  • William Powell, golf
  • Ann Gregory, golf
  • Charlie Sifford, golf
  • PGA, golf
  • Althea Gibson, golf
  • 1975, golf
  • PGA, historically black colleges and universities
  • Ron Townsend, Augusta National Golf Club
  • Tiger Woods
  • Tiger Woods
  • Renee Powell
  • PGA, golf, Joe Louis
  • Condoleezza Rice, Augusta National Golf
  • Tiger Woods


U.S. Air Force veteran William Powell builds Clearview Golf Club, which opened in 1948. Because he was denied a G.I. loan, he secured funding from family and friends and built the course on his own, becoming the first African-American to build, own and operate a golf course. (Photo: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images for PGA of America)

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