The Louisiana Audubon Golf Trail warmly welcomes the readers of Minority Golf Magazine.

The Audubon Trail of Southern Louisiana is a Golf Vacation with all that you’ve ever imagined, and more. If you have ever traveled away from your home to play golf, you may have at least wondered what late winter and early Spring weather golf is like in the great state of Louisiana. And, while you have pictured yourself in many warm climate places to enjoy the sport, Louisiana was most likely not on your list of the top five places to play. Let me reset the stage: Louisiana golf in the fall, winter, and spring of the year is an… Read More »

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Andy Walker has been named recipient of the inaugural Black College Golf Coaches Association (BCGCA) Coach of the Year award.

Walker, a longtime golf professional and premier golf instructor, is no stranger to advocating for all youth, and historically Black youth, in a field where opportunities for inclusion and status have been difficult to attain. A 1998 graduate of Pepperdine University, Walker is believed to have been of the two first African Americans to play on an NCAA Division 1 Men’s Golf Championship team. In 1997 he won the NCAA National Championship at Pepperdine, and was later inducted into the Pepperdine Sports Hall of Fame. Walker’s golf prowess goes back many years, as it was 25 years ago when MGM… Read More »

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The 2022 African American Golf Expo August 27-31, 2022, Charlotte, NC.

African American Golf Expo Committee member Arnett Gill stated, “The African American Golf Expo and Forum yield all people, especially people of color an opportunity to learn about the cultural impact of African American Golf, to explore the immersive and interactive exhibits that pertain to the rich history of golf and possibly see priceless artifacts from our history.” Chief of Staff for Jim Beatty Golf Ventures, Charlene Williams, stated,” I remember walking with Jim and sitting in on several interviews as well as taking notes during our visit to the PGA Merchandise Show before COVID. Neither of us was pleased… Read More »

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Perseverance, and Practice Propels Tony Finau to the winners’ circle at the 3M Open.

Practice, Practice, Practice, these words are the call of any person who seeks to win, and few understand this principle more than Tony Finau. Professional golfers understand this principle better than most, in my view. There are reports that Tiger Woods would hit over 500 balls every day, then spend hours on his short game. Considering Tiger’s devotion to the game, is there any surprise he is widely considered the greatest of all time? The experts will tell you that practice must be planned; simply beating hundreds of balls doing the same things will get you the same result, bogies… Read More »

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Cameron Champ, a “Driving” Force on the PGA Tour

Preparation alone  does not guarantee a victory, but lack of it does guarantee a defeat. Walking several holes with Cameron Champ on a practice round prepping for the start of the 2022 PGA Championship was a special treat for this writer. There are times when the effort of preparation is its own reward, irrespective of the week’s outcome. Missing the cut at The PGA Championship was surprising because Champ had been playing well (T10 at the Masters; T6 at the Mexico Open; T38 at the Byron Nelson). The numbers don’t lie. At just 25 years old, Cameron Champ has quickly morphed into… Read More »

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They Say that “Practice Makes Perfect”.  Ask Tiger Woods.

Practice, practice, practice. It’s what professionals do. However, winners seem to know what to practice in order to top the field and secure that almighty win. Tiger Woods came to Southern Hills Country Club a few weeks ago—and again last Sunday—to work on shots that, hopefully, have him on Sunday’s back-nine near or on top of the heap. MGM had a chance to walk nine holes with Tiger Monday morning of Tournament Week, and to observe first-hand the meticulous way he carved out shot, after shot, after shot. That alone should strike a little fear in the rest of the field…. Read More »

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First Timers or Veterans, they earned the right and they came to play!

The Masters was almost like attending somebody’s Sunday worship service. A week of unbelievable numbers of people who’ve made their pilgrimage to glimpse the magic of professional golf’s version of the “eighth wonder of the world.”   That’s how “reverent” Augusta National feels during its most famous week of the year. Once you enter the site along Magnolia Lane or enter through one of many patron gates, the world opens to a rolling ocean of meticulously manicured acres of green grass. Colorful Azaleas and a myriad of blooming floral displays and the famous Georgia Pines guarding each fairway, dotted with… Read More »

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Tony Finau, Christian, Husband, Father, Professional Golfer, Member of the PGA Tour

We had a chance to sit a few minutes with Tony at this years’ Players Championship. The conversation revealed a great deal of the inner man that is rarely seen by the public, evidenced by his excellent play week in and week out on the PGA Tour and the high level of respect afforded him by his fellow members. ed. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022 . As a professional, the pathway to the PGA Tour is not as cut-and-dried as many would think. The common perception of a PGA Tour professional’s entry is the culmination of a stellar amateur career, including… Read More »

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The Players Championship… The Fifth Major? 

The quality of the field year after year, the difficulty of the course, the history of the competition, the place on the yearly PGA Tour schedule–all point to serious consideration of the tournament being called the “Fifth Men’s Professional Golf Major”.  By Herschel Caldwell The subject of The Players becoming the fifth major comes up annually and fervently. However, many top professionals look on The Players as a uniquely private “professional players only” experience with narrow entry and minimized participation (not owing to the open championships where anyone has a chance to qualify regardless of status or professional achievement. The… Read More »

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THE PLAYERS unveils “Foreward Together” exhibit chronicling milestones and achievements of African Americans in golf

The following article was produced by PGA Tour Headquarters : emilytillo@pgatourhq.com “As the nation celebrates Black History Month with observances and activities honoring the historic contributions of African Americans, THE PLAYERS is no exception. This month, THE PLAYERS introduced Foreward Together, a new exhibit that highlights and chronicles the milestones and impact of African Americans in golf. The exhibit, which also highlights Jacksonville leaders’ contributions to the integration of golf, will be on display at TPC Sawgrass during the month of February and will relocate to the atrium of Jacksonville City Hall for display throughout March.” Foreward Together features interactive… Read More »

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