USGA Golf History Symposium

Feb 18, 2012

Far Hills, NJ

In conjunction with the opening of its temporary exhibit "American Champions and Barrier Breakers," the USGA Museum will host a one-day symposium on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium will feature presentations by Bill Wright, the first African-American to win the a USGA championship; Dr. Calvin Sinnette, author of "Forbidden Fairways"; Renee Powell, the second African-American woman to play on the LPGA Tour; Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee; and Dr. Yohuru Williams, chief historian and vice president for public education and research for the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Free and open to the public, reservations are required as space is limited. To register, contact the Museum receptionist at 908-234-2300 ext. 1057 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, or email museum@usga.org.

"American Champions and Barrier Breakers" will be on display from Feb. 17, 2012 to July 30, 2012 and celebrates the lives of Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson. The exhibit will feature artifacts, documents and photographs of these three American icons while calling attention to the numerous contributions that African-Americans have made to golf for more than a century.

For more information and to make your reservation, please email museum@usga.org.