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Powell inducted into the National Black Golf Hall of Fame

By |  May 19, 2016 0 Comments

Larry Powell.

Larry Powell will be the third member of his family and one of four new inductees into the National Black Golf Hall of Fame (NBGHF) on May 21, at the Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City, Ga.

Powell, superintendent at Clearview Golf Club, East Canton, Ohio, will join 2016 NBGHF inductees European Senior Tour player Jerry Bruner, and Ann and Tom Cousins, who share responsibility for rebuilding Atlanta’s historic East Lake Golf Course and the surrounding community. The Chicago Women’s Golf Club, the country’s second oldest African American women’s golf club will also be recognized.

Powell, who has been mowing fairways since he was eight, is into his fourth decade as caretaker for the 130-acre tract that has been elevated to the National Register of Historic Places.

“This a great honor, and one that I never expected,” says Powell. “It is nice to be appreciated and recognized. The people who have gone before me were outstanding people with heart and determination.”

Since its beginning in 1986, the NBGHF has inducted 113 members. Powell’s father, Bill, was inducted in 1996. His sister, Renee, joined their father in the Hall in 2006.

The NBGHF mission is to “recognize and honor the contributions of black golfers for their skills and to honor persons, regardless of race or ethnicity, who have done the most to promote golf in the black communities.”

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