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The National Black Golf Hall of Fame was started by Harold Dunovant, the first African-American to graduate from the PGA of America's business school in 1964. He was unable to become a Class A PGA Member for six years because no one would sign his application. Inductees include:

  • Willie Black, caddy and golfer who headed up construction and operations of Tampa, Florida's Rogers Park, Tampa course
  • Barbara Douglas, the first minority member of the USGA Women's Committee (and later its chair)
  • Ann Gregory, the first African-American woman to play in a national championship conducted by the United States Golf Association.
  • John Merchant, the first minority on the USGA Executive Committee
  • Winston Lake Golf Course in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • Renee Powell, the second African-American woman ever to play on the LPGA Tour.
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