Golf is a Game for Everyone: New exhibit honors the legacy of African-Americans in golf

World Golf Hall of Fame "Honoring a Legacy: A Tribute to African Americans In Golf" ribbon-cutting ceremony
World Golf Hall of Fame “Honoring a Legacy: A Tribute to African Americans In Golf” ribbon-cutting ceremony

by Chris Hybl

The World Golf Hall of Fame’s new exhibit “Honoring a Legacy: A Tribute to African Americans in Golf” highlights the lives of those who have championed many of The First Tee’s core principles, including the belief that golf is a game for everyone. The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, located next to The First Tee home office in St. Augustine, Fla., officially opened their latest addition with a ceremony including Hall of Fame member Charlie Sifford and LPGA pioneer Renee Powell, along with PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. Continue reading “Golf is a Game for Everyone: New exhibit honors the legacy of African-Americans in golf”

What is the connection between The First Tee and heavyweight champ Joe Louis?

The First Tee Chief Executive Officer Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. learned to play golf under the watchful eyes of Ted Rhodes (left) and his father, Joe Louis (right).
The First Tee CEO Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. learned to play golf under the watchful eyes of Ted Rhodes (left) and his father, Joe Louis (right).
May 13, 2014 marked the 100th birthday of former world heavyweight champion and amateur golfer Joe Louis. Why does this day matter to The First Tee? Because the “Brown Bomber”, as he was known to many, is the father of Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee!   Continue reading “What is the connection between The First Tee and heavyweight champ Joe Louis?”