Scotland’s St. Andrews Golf Club: First Seven Female Members Include African American Golf Pro

Renee Powell, William J. Powell, Mary A. Walker (L-R)<br />photo: E.L. Fly
Renee Powell, William J. Powell, Mary A. Walker (L-R)
photo: E.L. Fly

This week African American golf pro, Renee Powell, becomes one of the first seven females in the world voted into membership of Scotland’s 260 year old Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Renee joined the LPGA Tour in 1967 and played in more than 250 events. In 1979, she became the first woman to be a head professional at a golf course in the United Kingdom, at Silvermere, near London. Renee’s father, William J. Powell (1916 – 2009), designed, built and operated the Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio. MORE….

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