Swinging Sisters Are Leveling the Playing Field

Merlisa Lawrence Corbett  – Source: www.sistersletter.com – As America’s oldest Black women’s golf club celebrates an 85-year legacy on the links, thousands of us tee off across the nation. Plus: Black golfers’ getaways.

photo_of_ladies_posing_with_golf_clubs_GettyImages-551547631_1440x560.jpgBlack women played a historic role in desegregating public golf courses. Their legacy on the links opened doors for organizations like Black Girls Golf, amateur phenoms like USC’s Amari Avery and prestige events like Philadelphia’s Black Greek Edition Golf Outing, taking place the week of Juneteenth, and this October’s Black Golfers’ Week in Bermuda. Learn more about the Washington, D.C., club that paved the way for the many sisters picking up clubs today. —The Editors

Women who join the Wake-Robin Golf Club are expected to improve more than their golf game. Wake-Robin, the oldest Black women’s golf club in the country, maintains its legacy through members dedicated to stewardship, mentorship and community service.

This June, Wake-Robin will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a jazz brunch and tournament. The club was formed in 1937, when Black female golfers weren’t welcome on the links at private or public golf clubs. It gave Black women a voice in the fight to integrate public golf courses and a place to pursue their passion on the greens.

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