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Twice as Good: The story of William Powell and Clearview, the only golf course designed, built, and owned by an African-American

To nine-year-old Willie Powell, there was no prettier sight than the smooth grass lawns of Edgewater Golf Course. He had been so eager to see them that he'd run seven miles to where the course was situated outside of town. But his elation didn't last. When he asked two golfers if they'd teach him the game, one man responded by saying, 'Son, didn't anyone ever tell you that your kind is not welcome here?' In the 1920's there was no place for Willie, or any black person, on a golf cource. It was a game for white people only, at least in America. But his enthusiasm for golf and his belief in what he knew to be right drove Willie Powell to change that, and to change minds.
 

Twice as Good

 

Twice as Good

Twice as Good

Twice as Good

Twice as Good


 

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