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Mar 16, 2021

In honor of National Women’s History Month, host Rekaya Gibson shares 11 facts about Renee Powell who became the second African American woman to compete on the LPGA Tour. She participated in over 250 professional golf events and won the 1973 Kelly Springfield Open in Brisbane, Australia. Powell was born on May 4, 1946, in Canton, Ohio. She is the daughter of William J. Powell, the first African American to build, own, and operate a golf course in the United States. The Sigma Gamma Rho sorority member is the head professional at Clearview Golf Club where she carries on her father’s legacy.


Clearview Golf Club. (2020). Renee Powell. Clear View Golf Club.

Denney, B. (2020, July 15). Timeline of African-American achievements in golf. PGA of America.

Powell, R. (2011, August 16). It’s about the Game: Renee Powell and Diversity in Golf. United States Golf Association.

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, January 20). Renee Powell. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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