PGA Unveils Black History Month Exhibit Honoring Golf Pioneers


February 10, 2010

According to, the PGA of America will recognize the achievements of African-American golf pioneers to celebrate Black History Month.

The PGA Historical Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., has unveiled an exhibit that honors African-Americans who promoted diversity and equality in golf.

PGA president Jim Remy recognizes the impact African-American golfers have made on the game.

"If not for the mere color of their skin, these gentlemen would have most certainly become PGA members in their time," Remy told "While we can never erase the past, we can do everything possible to advance the promise of diversity and hope for all.?

PGA headquarters and the PGA Historical Center also will celebrate Black History Month by displaying commemorative images of African-Americans who changed the sport.

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