Bill Spiller was forty seven when he was forced by desperate finances to caddie at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles One day Spiller was caddying for a member who became outraged by Spillers stories of inequities and suffering during his golfing career The golfer urged Spiller to write Californias attorney general, who later ordered the Professional Golfers Association PGA to cease its discrimination In 1961 the Caucasian race clause was deleted from the PGA constitution This was an historic decision that gave black golfers the chance to compete at the highest level in the sport.Golf has long been the domain of white men During the twentieth century, however, African American pioneers such as Lee Elder, Howard Wheeler, and Charlie Sifford broke down the barriers for black golfers who wanted to play, and win, as equals with white golfers A Course of Their Own looks at golf from the perspectives of these men, who had courage as well as remarkable skills It tells the stories of their struggles, their bravery, and their passion for the game and puts their lives and contributions into historical perspective....
|Title||:||A Course of Their Own: A History of African American Golfers|
|Publisher||:||Bison Books March 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||282 pages|
|File Size||:||579 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Course of Their Own: A History of African American Golfers Reviews
Only the brave and dedicated need read this book - THANXXXX GUYS FOR NOT TAKING "no" as a final answer. Jamie former Walking Scorer for the PGA
This is a story everyone who plays golf should read..All golfers and sports men of all races could learn a lesson
If history of golf interests you, add this to your library.
I love reading about African-American History that wasn't taught in the schools. You find out that African-Americans contributed a lot to America but was never talked about or sweep under the rug. Definitely would recommend!!!
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Great account of the stuggles of the African Americans who just wanted to play the game and compete with the best golfers on the PGA tour.
John Kennedy's account of the history of African-Americans in golf paints a picture that is difficult look at. The book is gripping--no pun interned--and gives a great overview of the subject.
After you read this book you may be angry or you may be happy, but you will definitely be inspired. The author has written a long overdue book about the lives and struggles of the many African American professional golfers who toiled and struggled--largely in obscurity--under the thumb of racism before cracking golf's color barrier. Just about every sports fan in America knows about Jackie Robinson and his heroic deeds, but few know names such as Bill Spiller and Teddy Rhodes. Pity. This book may finally engender the respect and compassion long denied the black golfers who paved the way for Tiger Woods, who today is the world's most popular athlete. A hearty thumbs up for this one!