History

In the late 1800’s after the American Civil War, many Blacks learned the game of golf as caddies, many for their slave masters in the south. They took up the game in large numbers in the early 1900s. It was virtually the only way they could play on private and public courses. Under Jim Crow laws, financial oppression, and other acts of hatred, many Black men carried their golf game on. Pioneers like Charlie Sifford was the first African American to play in the PGA and Lee Elder who was the first African American to play the Masters, had stellar careers and became well known. But many other Black golfers such as Teddy Rhodes, James Black, Bill Spiller, Nathaniel Starks, and Joe Roach never got that opportunity. Of the 5,000 golf courses in the United States in 1939, fewer than 20 were open to Black players.

From George F. Grant’s invention of the golf tee in 1899 to the dominance of superstar Tiger Woods in the 1990s, Black golfers has challenged the stereotypes and the fundamental story of race and golf in American culture.

Now in its 30th year, the annual Scholarship Golf Tournament embodies the same spirit of excellence and achievement. It brings together 120 community leaders for a fun day of golf but more importantly provide access to higher education for deserving but underserved students in the greater Cincinnati, OH area.

33rd Annual Scholarship Golf

Join us on August 14, 2021 at the Kings Island Golf Center for this year's scholarship Golf Tournament.

Be Apart of Making A Difference

The 2021 STAR Chapter Foundation Annual Golf Tournament will be held at the Kings Island Golf Center in Mason, OH.

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The STAR Chapter Foundation
Email: donations@thestarchapterfoundation.org