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A Course of Their Own: A History of African American Golfers

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Bill Spiller was forty-seven when he was forced by desperate finances to caddie at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles. One day Spiller was caddying for a member who became outraged by Spiller's stories of inequities and suffering during his golfing career. The golfer urged Spiller to write California's attorney general, who later ordered the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) to cease its discrimination. In 1961 the "Caucasian race" clause was deleted from the PGA constitution. This was an historic decision that ...

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A Course of Their Own: A History of African American Golfers
2005, Bison, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803278196

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