Black PGA Members Join Lee Elder for Historic Moment at Augusta National
Honorary Starter Lee Elder of the United States (L), waves to the crowd as he is introduced and honorary starter on the first tee during the opening ceremony of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Twelve Black PGA of America members joined Lee Elder for his historic moment on the first tee box to kickoff The Masters at Augusta National Thursday.
Lee Elder is joined this morning by special guests including his family, representatives from Paine College and a group of Black PGA professionals. #themasterspic.twitter.com/C9AJSlypF4
The members on site for the event included Scooter Clark (PGA Director, PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship), Earl Cooper (Founder, Earl Cooper Golf / Co-Founder, Eastside Golf), Maulana Dotch (LPGA General Manager, Hermann Park GC), Jeff Dunovant (PGA Director of Golf Operations, First Tee of Metro Atlanta & John A. White Golf Course), Gerry Hammond (Founder, CEO In the Number/Gerry Hammond Golf Academy), Rich Jones (Principle Owner, Jones Academy), Mackenzie Mack (Business Specialist, Callaway Golf), Kendall Murphy (Assistant Director PGA Golf Management Program, UNLV), Renee Powell (Head Golf Professional, Clearview Golf Club), Howie Pruitt (Director of Golf Operations, Aspent Lakes Golf Course), Kennie Sims (V.P. Golf Operations, Tampa Sports Authority) and Wyatt Worthington.
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