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Description: Vol. 10, #4 is the Fall/Winter issue that features Chris Arceneaux. The essential guide to the very best in the ‘soulful’ world of golf.

9 CONTENTS Mexico Fairways of Los Cabos Palm trees sway in the breeze at this exotic golfing destination where immaculate greens private courses wide fairways deep bunkers and the Sea of Cortez all become a shared part of the experience. Fall 2013 4 Publisher s Note 5 News Items 7 Bookshelf 10 Passages 11 Pro Shop 13 Tournament 13 Youth Tee 15 Course Review 12 17 18 Chris Arceneaux Lives the Dream Building bridges while brining thousands of people into the game is what The Darby Foundation does. Chris Arceneaux the founder is a Louisiana native who doesn t take no for an answer while using his earned experience and influence for maximum impact. President s Cup Round-Up Writer Ron Woods gained a unique perspective to what happens behind the scenes of this annual tournament. He fills you in on how the excitement of the daily matches align seamlessly with the extreme zeal of the crowd. Innov Golf -- Cart Safety Basically golf is a safe sport however outdoors can become a dangerous place when stormy weather arrives. Read how Innov Golf has developed a patented system for protecting golf carts and their occupants. 19 20 Martha s Vineyard Classic The island destination of Martha s Vineyard is located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It is known for being an affluent summer colony and rich in history for welcoming African Americans in style and comfort. Thus made the perfect summer getaway for an inaugural outing hosted by the African American Golfer s Digest and the Harlem Fine Arts Show. Carlos Brown Golf Academy Recognized nationwide for his successful training methods Carlos Brown is on a non-stop pathway to bringing greater access to the game. His work with amputees and other disabled persons is a lead to be admired and followed. On the Cover Chris Arceneaux Photo Derrick Dingle Cabo Real GC Los Cabos Mexico P U B L I S H E R S N OT E News Tips and Soulful Activities in the World of Golf FALL 2013 Volume 10 Number 3 Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Debert Coletta Cook CMP debertcook Senior Editor Edward S. Wanambwa golfwriter82 Contributing Editors Joan Trombetti Nina Y. Johnson Contributing Writers Andy Brewer Jessie Brooks John Perry Willie L. Simmons Jr. Derrick Parker Rodney Woods Online Bloggers Chris Aeceneaux Howard Bankhead Michael Cooper Kevin Hall Gladys Lee LPGA Pete McDaniel Renee Powell (PGA LPGA) Barbara Taylor Anthony L. Wilkins Taly Williams National Advertising Sales New York Sales Office TELEPHONE (212) 571-6559 t s been over a decade already. In your hands you are holding the product that celebrates 11years of effort. Even at its humble beginning I ve always believed that the African American Golfer s Digest would make a difference in helping grow the game among those in our community. Looking back I see how great an achievement it has been being the first woman-owned Black golf publication. A thousand forgiveness s to those who have written emailed and called our office looking for Mr. Cook--no problem really. We will always be happy to answer your inquiries to help you find a A I Decade and Counting N ow at the dawn of a new decade many many thanks to our advertisers and readers for without your support we would not have made it this far. I hope that we have served your interests well. Rest assured that we will continue to strive to do so for another DECADE. golf trainer club to join Black-owned golf course in your area or any other needs you may have within our massive rolodex. Victories for us include becoming a PGA of America Diverse Supplier and the launching of our annual programs Friends & Family Golf Cruise that s traveled to exciting destinations like Bermuda Bahamas Hawaii and Alaska. Our Outstanding Leaders in Golf Awards and Augusta GolfFEST. All designed to keep the networking among us intensifying Summer. 2013 Previous Issue CORRECTION The Golf Biz section of our Summer 2013 issue incorrectly identified Tenesha Davis company. The correct name of her golf business franchise in Gwinnett County GA is TGA instead of TGI. FROM THE MAILBOX Dear Editor It was such a tragedy to read in your Spring 2013 issue about the closing of New Rogell Golf Course in Detroit MI. I played the course many times and it was always a highlight attraction for me and my golfing buddies. The course was well run by Bishop Charles Ellis Pastor of the Greater Grace Temple and his golfing manager Lindsey Mason III. Losing this great course means that we must now go back to patronizing other courses which do not necessary reciprocate their monetary dollars within Detroit s Black community. How are we supposed to ever gain the upper hand in this sport economically Couldn t one of the hundreds of Black millionaires in our country have purchased the property Where are they when we need them --Samuel Montgomery (Daytona FL) Dear Editor As a concert and R&B pianist who has traveled and played across the world I was elated to see the profile of Dr. Bert Piggott s Record-Breaking Ace (Spring 2013). Many of my associates play golf passionately and reading about Dr. Piggott s musical accomplishments was amazing. Through the link you provided for his piece Dat Ain t Bert (at profile themusicianphysician songs) I was able to enjoy listening to his LETTERS WELCOME Send your comments to us at Editors Read more letters online smooth jazz saxophone. Thank you for brining so much information to light. Without you so many Black golfers talents and skills would go unexposed. --Reina J. Dillon (Philadelphia PA) Dear Editor WOW--I had no idea about the Evans Scholars and the full tuition and housing college scholarships they present to deserving golf caddies across the U.S. It was very enlightening in your issue (Summer 2013). I ve passed the information on to my youngest daughter and several nieces and nephews to consider for their futures. --Matthew Smith IV (San Jose CA) Dear Editor I did not know that there were still several Blackowned golf courses in the U.S. I have been familiar for years with Clearview Golf Course located in East Canton Oh. It is run by the great Renee Powell (PGA LPGA). Thank you for carrying this full list courses and putting it up as part of your African American Resource Guide ( AfAmGolfCours es.html). I plan to play each of these courses and to support them by playing at least one round each year. Frank Newberry (Brown Dear WI) Page 4 Fall 2013 E-MAIL editors (ISSN-1541-2741) is published quarterly (March June September December) by the African American Golfer s Digest Inc. 80 Wall Street Suite 720 New York NY 10005. Tel 212.571.6559 Views and opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect the position of the African American Golfer s Digest its affiliates associates contractors or staff. All rights reserved. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts photographs or illustrations and none will be returned. All articles and artwork remain the possession of The African American Golfer s Digest and may not be reprinted without permission of the Publisher. Subscription rates are 18.00 for 4 issues in the U.S. POSTMASTER Send address changes to the African American Golfer s Digest 80 Wall Street Suite 720 New York NY 10005 For reprint information call Reprint Management Services at (717) 399-1900 NEWS ITEMS THE PGA OF AMER ICA AP POINTS WENDELL HASKINS SENIOR DIR ECTOR OF DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL INITIATIVES PALM BEACH GARDENS Fla. -The PGA of America has named Wendell Haskins as its new Senior Director of Diversity and MultiCultural Initiatives. Haskins who has created and managed highimpact charitable events such as the Original Tee Golf Classic and the Soul Train Invitational benefitting the Don Cornelius Foundation will be responsible for advancing the PGA s multi-cultural diversity strategy and developing managing and executing inclusionary programs and initiatives throughout the world s largest sports organization. Haskins will report directly to The PGA of America Chief Administrative Officer Christine Garrity and be based at PGA Headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens Fla. Ernie Ellison Jr. Director Business & Community Relations retired from The PGA of America at the end of 2013 to pursue his own consulting business. According to his profile on Ellison held the position since 1997. Haskins a 2009 Outstanding Leader in Golf Award winner from African American Golfer s Digest is also a dynamic executive and entrepreneur within golf and entertainment. Haskins 46 fostered charitable and diversity-minded events that have honored pioneers and icons in sports through high-profile golf outings. Among those who were either honored by the Original Tee Golf Classic or held charitable events managed by Haskins include groundbreaking PGA Professionals Charlie Sifford and Renee Powell and basketball stars Julius Dr. J. Erving Alonzo Mourning George Gervin and Sam Jones. The Original Tee event has benefited Golf to End Cancer the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association and The Clearview Legacy Foundation. As well Haskins has organized charitable events with former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks former NBA player Rod Strickland and The National Black MBA Association. We re delighted to have such an accomplished talent in the fields of diversity multi-cultural inclusion sports and entertainment as Wendell Haskins join the PGA of America said PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua. Wendell brings a background that shows the path and blueprint the game of golf must follow in order to advance our great game to people of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The PGA is excited about the opportunities that exist to partner with sports entertainment and industry icons to make golf a game for all. Haskins unique skillset and ability to converge the worlds of entertainment fashion golf and 2013 Fall Page 5 philanthropy have drawn new audiences to the game. Since 1999 the Original Tee has grown from Haskins vision to leverage golf fashion and entertainment as a means to highlight the history and many contributions of African Americans to the game. As well his expertise has made him a sought-after event producer panelist and speaker. He has appeared at the South Africa Golf Summit The World Diversity Leadership Summit at the United Nations and spoken to numerous youth groups to advocate participation diversity and inclusion in the game. I m excited about the leadership opportunity here at the PGA to engage a more diverse multicultural audience said Haskins. The PGA of America has a tremendous influence over growing the game and there are people who are influencers in sports and entertainment who move needles. We can work with them to serve as ambassadors for golf in order to help the game grow to new heights. These people play golf avidly and they have so much influence on youth culture. They seek golf out as a cool alternative. A Hampton (Va.) University graduate Haskins started his career as a fundraising executive at the United Way of New York City in 1990 where he was division director responsible for raising 1.7 million for the health and human service agencies of New York City. Haskins served from 1996-2000 as Director of Artist and Repertoire Artist Development for Island Records Def Jam Recordings label where he worked with iconic international acts such as LL Cool J and many others. Earnie Ellison Jr. Retires From The PGA of America Long-time Director of Business and Community Relations Earnie Ellison has announced that he will be starting his own consulting business on January 1 2014. The Ellison Consulting Group LLC will be located in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. The consulting company will specialize in diversity and inclusion projects for golf and the sports industry. In a statement by The PGA of America it says it congratulates Ellison on the accomplishments that he has made in the Business and Community Relations area for almost 17-years and wishes him well as he expands his horizons by opening a new chapter in his professional life. Ellison was a true advocate for the African American Golfer s Digest says its publisher Debert Cook. His work in gaining us recognition and respect among the world s largest sports organization and their affiliates will never be forgotten. Golf Channel New Logo Haskins has also been recognized as the 2012 Ambassador of the Year by Golf to End Cancer. He has worked as a contributing Stylist for Golf Channel s Golf in America show and Essence Magazine as well as a Creative Director Television Co-Host and Style Consultant for the NBA s All-Star Weekend. ORLANDO Fla. Golf Channel unveiled a new logo for the network reflecting its ever-evolving golf media businesses within the NBC Sports Group. This new look is designed to strengthen Golf Channel s position as a worldwide voice for golf news tournament coverage and programming. The logo uses the word GOLF next to the iconic NBC peacock and will activate across Golf Channel s various February 2014 platforms in May 2014. Golf Channel co-founded of the Congratulations by Arnold Palmer inis1995 and now part than 120 NBC Sports Group available in more Johnny A. million homes and 83 countries worldwide. Boose Jr. Boose received his level 2 teaching certification from USGTF and his golf coaching certification from WGCA. Boose age 43 is based in Baton Rouge LA and serves as District Director at the All Star Golf Tour. NEWS ITEMS NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann Joins PGA Pro Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann who helped lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl wins in the 1970s and 1980s has been named the new Independent Director on the PGA of America Board of Directors. Swann who sits on the Board of Directors of several corporations and owns a marketing and consulting company will be formally sworn in by delegates at the 97th PGA Annual Meeting on Nov. 23 in San Diego. He replaces John Jacob of Aventura Fla. and will serve a three-year term. The PGA of America is very pleased to welcome Lynn Swann one of America s most celebrated athletes to the PGA Board of Directors said PGA President Ted Bishop. Lynn s legendary career of performing on a global stage extends to his expertise in business where he has connected with leaders of organizations in this country. We believe that he brings that same invaluable insight and commitment to excellence as a member of the PGA Board of Directors. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001 Swann -- a resident of Sewickley Pa. -earned a bachelor s degree from the University of Southern California in 1974. He was an AllAmerican for the Trojans including the 1972 squad that went undefeated and won the national championship. Swann was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1974 and was a major contributor to their dynasty. I am looking forward to the next three years of serving The PGA of America and the game of golf said Swann 61. I came to the game late in life but hope over the next three years to help the PGA bring golf to so many more people early in life. The PGA Board of Directors is composed of the Association s president vice president secretary honorary president and 17 directors. The directors who each serve three-year terms include representatives from each of The PGA s 14 districts two Independent Directors and a member of the PGA Tour. USGA LAUNCHES ENHANCED RULES OF GOLF FREE MOBILE APP Free App Offers Smart-Search Access to Rules Information Far Hills N.J. As part of its continuing commitment to provide greater clarity and broader distribution of the Rules of Golf the United States Golf Association (USGA) launched an enhanced version of its Rules of Golf mobile application for iOS and Android devices. The application features a smart-search capability that connects users to the Rules information contained in the most recent versions of the Rules of Golf and the Decisions on the Rules of Golf books. The redesigned Rules of Golf app provides convenient access to the Rules and the decisions on those Rules on mobile devices said Sarah Hirshland senior managing director of business affairs for the USGA. It will also help promote golfers understanding of the Rules enhance their enjoyment of the game and deliver Rules information to a greater audience. Part of the update is a streamlined sharing process for the distribution of Rules and decisions via email. Direct links to have been added for quick access and for sharing with others. The Rules of Golf app is free and available for download now via the iTunes Store or Google Play and more information is available at mobile. Access to the Decisions On The Rules of Golf is also available free for a limited time and will become an in-app purchase option beginning April 1. Dr. Beverly E. Harrison JD Honored Benedictine Academy is a Catholic parochial college preparatory high school that serves young women in grades nine through 12 in Elizabeth NJ. honored Dr. Beverly E. Harrison JD for her longstanding commitment to Junior Golf. The affair was held on September 16 2013 at Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood NJ. Harrison a Labor and Employment Arbitrator Mediator is an avid golfer and spends her leisure time as a site director for LPGA-USGA Greater Newark Girls Golf a national program devoted to promoting golf for girls. The school was opened in 1915 by the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth Saint Walburga Monastery and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The Academy challenges young women to be responsible leaders to listen learn love and lead through academic growth and character formation. AAGD Editorial Advisory Board member Willie L. Simmons Jr. and his lovely wife Pauline reached their milestone on December 26 2013. The couple met in Sacramento Calif. and have been an active part of their golfing community for years. The Simmons family founded the tax-exempt non-profit Northern California Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association (NCMJGSA) in 1990. The NCMJGSA promotes education youth adult golf training programs and provides collegiate scholarships and financial aid to deserving students. For their 50th anniversary the Simmons children sent them on a Pacific Mexico cruise. For Richard their Degree 60th the siblings have planned to send them on a Pacific-Hawaiian cruise. Happy 60t h W e d d in g A n n i v e r s a ry Harrison (far right) enjoys the pre-brunch golf outing with staff of the NY Metropolitan First Tee friends from Englewood a parent and her two coaches at the pre-brunch golf. BOOKSHELF Foundation To Fairways The Everyman s Guide to Golf Through Fitness & Strategic Performance By Anthony L. Wilkins Wilkins is a National Academy of Sports Medicine & Titleist Performance Institute Certified Personal Trainer who knows that golf equipment changes faster than the stock market. His book gives readers a solid fitness and golfing strategies foundation which they can continuously build upon. Wilkins work consists of five chapters and guides readers on the path to becoming a better more well-rounded golfer with much improved fitness not only for golf but for life. ISBN-13 978-1619275034 Silent Mind Putting by Robin Sieger The putt is one of there most crucial shots in the game of golf. It is also one of the most highly pressured all players know that it is on the putting green that matches are won and lost. In this book the third in his series on the mental game of golf peak performance guru Robin Sieger dispels the fear that surrounds putting and shows how his intuitive silent mind approach can be used to improve performance on the green. Drawing on stories of both amateur and professional players Sieger explores how bad putts are often rooted in low expectations and the memory of past errors. Foreword by David Leadbetter. ISBN 978-1-78131-0472 How to Overcome Fear of the Dentist by Bertrant Bonnick D.D.S. and Kaye Bonnick MBA Yes patients who are more informed about their proposed dental treatments will make better decisions and are on their way to overcoming dental fear. With new confidence based on knowledge--you become a part of the team that decides how your treatment will be handled--you have the power to overcome the fear of the dentist. Read this book to learn how to Control Your Fears Building a Good Foundation for Good Dental Health Implant Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Dentistry and the Heart Artificial Joints Chemotherapy and Radiation Root Canals Extractions Dentures The Last Resort and more. ISBN 978-1-4490-7057-1 May First By Duane Jackson Here is a real-life story of an average guy s brush with death and how it changed his life In 1973 Jackson boarded the plane from Los Angeles International Airport to go to Boston University to continue his education on the G.I. Bill. He successfully earned a degree in City Planning he traveled held various positions but ultimately returned to New York. Because of circumstances beyond his control Jackson found himself unemployed. With the help of a New York State program geared to assisting veterans he was able to start his own business. Working his thriving and very popular 14-year old stand at 45th and Broadway street vending business on May 7 2010 put him in the right place at the right time. That day Jackson s courage and alertness saved countless lives when he notified police of a suspicious smoking SUV parked keys in the ignition with lights flashing just a few steps away from his stand. Afterwards his bravery would be widely recognized and his life would never be the same ISBN 978-1-46367-678-01 The Successful Golfer By Dr. Paul McCarthy and Dr. Marc Jones You do not have to play many rounds of golf to understand how much of the game is played in the mind. Different courses conditions and shot requirements all present unique challenges that need focus and mental strength from the winning player. This book is designed to help address 50 of the most common faults that players experience and which hold them back including hitting the self-destruction button when winning nervousness on the first tee lost confidence failing to practice as you play losing focus off poor drives and many more. ISBN 978-190912523-0 by Gio Valiante The inherent discontinuity in golf--18 different holes intervals between every shot slow play time waiting for the tee breaks between rounds--poses one of the game s greatest challenges maintaining focus and rhythm on the course. This book offers a cartful of time-tested principles and strategies and a bagful of innovative methods and techniques to keep the mind quiet and 2013 Fall Page 7 Golf Flow distraction-free. Gio Valiante one of the PGA Tour s most prolific performance consultants will help you orientate your mind and harness your thoughts so you can enter a flow state or optimal performance zone in which time control effort and awareness seem both suspended and intensified. ISBN 13 978-1-4504-3404-1 DESTINATION REVIEW Los Cabos Mexico By Jessie Brooks Cabo Del Sol s Ocean Course was quite an experience. It has extremely wide fairways mostly favoring a left-to-right shot. The greens are immaculate however are surrounded by bunkers or water so accuracy is required on the approach shot. Writer Jessie Brooks overlooking hole 3 on the Diamante Golf Course. Two words to describe Los Cabos Mexico LUXURY and ROMANCE. There are a swath of 3 4 and 5 diamond hotels with romantic settings on the bank of the Sea of Cortes. It s a great place to visit for west coast residents being just 1 000 miles south of San Diego. Here you can spend hours walking secluded beaches enjoying five-star cuisine and golfing on some of the world s best championship courses. It s a Jack Nicklaus design. 1 is mostly straight a few holes are right-to-left most holes favor a fade. The fairway bunkers can be avoided with a good tee shot. Bunkers come into play on every hole except 5 which is a long par 4 447 yards from the blue tees. The bunkers are to be avoided at all cost the sand is very soft. My tee shot on 17 landed in the bunker I could barely see the ball. Hole 18 is patterned after 18 at pebble beach. A fade is good slice no good. Greg Tallman Director of Golf saved me a stroke (or two) on certain holes by telling me which club to pull on my approach shot. Thanks Greg. Be sure to have all your confidence ready on command. The greens are fast with a lot of slope. The Diamante is a private course with beautiful fairways and more immaculate greens. The course was designed by Davis Love III. 1 is an intimidating par 5 it is a long carry to reach the fairway. 14 is the 1 handicap hole. With the mounds on both sides of the fairway reminded me of skiing down a chute. With the strong head wind off the Sea make this a long 544 yard par 5 from the blue tees. The greens were immaculate fairways like carpet and fringe soft and lush. No bumping into the fringe and rolling onto the green. At the time of my visit Tiger Woods had a course under construction at this facility. Overall all three courses were challenging beautiful and worth the trip to Los Cabos. To use the word Luxury here is a definite understatement Swimming pool with a stunning seaside view. For the fishermen (and fisher ladies) try your hand at reeling in a trophy game fish aboard a charter ship The beautiful Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar a AAA four diamond hotel property provides excellent accommodations and meals. Rooms and suites are spacious and the morning breakfast serves a wide variety of options. For evening dining under the stars while listening to the crashing waves of the Sea of Cortez was amazing. For downtown dining I suggest dinner outdoors at Don Sanchez it s a beautiful restaurant with savory seafood. Cabo Real hole 17 Cabo Real Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Draw fade and straight shots are needed on this course. 1 is a straight away par 5 not much trouble you will need to putt well to score par or better on this course. 3 is a 185 yard par 3 the green slopes back to front. Short on this hole is big concern arroyos and bunkers short and one bunker long right. Once on the green it is a fast putt above the hole. These fairways truly test all of your shot making skills to the limit. But there is no time for intimidation here --a draw a fade and straight shots are good. Cabo del Sol Ocean Course 3 green in describing this course. The breeze wind of of the Pacific Ocean adds to the challenge of these beautiful courses. Golfing in Los Cabos To me it s like golfing in Arizona with one exception the Sea of Cortes. There was plenty of desert and arroyos to carry from tee to fairway or tee to green. Each course showcased the beautiful desert mountains and Sea of Cortes in view-- which made for beautiful but challenging golf. 2013 Fall Page 9 PASSAGES Charles William Foster Sr. March 22 1926- December 1 2013 Charles William Foster Sr. was born March 22 1926 in Spartansburg South Carolina born to George and Hattie Foster. Charles moved to Michigan at the age of 8 and graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit. After a two-year stint in the U.S. Army he studied commercial art at Meinsinger Art School in Detroit and later developed into a talented caricaturist. Foster also became interested in magic and studied under Jeff Hobson one of the country s leading professional magicians. Golf entered his life in 1965. His artistic skills and magic combined with golf led to eleven years as National Golf Clinic Representative for Lynx Golf Inc. Foster became a steady winner in Michigan amateur tournaments turning professional in the 1970s. He attended numerous PGA schools and seminars and played extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. He continued to study under golf legends such as Bert Yancy Irv Schloss and Joe Norwood. As a golf teacher he gained experience as assistant golf professional under PGA professional Ben Davis at Rackham Golf Club in Huntington Woods Michigan. He later developed the popular Charles Foster Golf Show and toured throughout the country delivering an entertaining and one-of-a-kind golf clinic for people of all ages. God called Charles home on December 1 2013 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Detroit. He was a loving and caring father brother and true friend to many. Daughters Angelina Michelle and Rosalina preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory sister Evelyn Haynes daughter Charlene Foster (Jesse) son Charles William Foster Jr. (Angela) son Mark Foster (Sheila) son Michael Foster (Shirley) daughter Nancy Foster daughter Reene Ferguson (Bryan) daughter Tiffany Lee (Junaldo) daughter Shannon Foster loving friend Gwendolyn Honey Tucker February 13 1918-February 20 2012 Gwendolyn Claudette McDaniel (Argrett) Honey Tucker was the first woman to play golf in Tampa during the segregation era. Mrs. Tucker moved to Tampa as a youngster and attended the public schools of Hills borough Country. She graduated from Middleton High School in 1936. She married James Tucker and they were parents to two daughters. She and her daughter Arletha Davis became involved in golf during the construction of Rogers Park Golf Course in the late 1940s and early 1950s and she learned the game from professional golfers who visited the course. Ms. Tucker became the first African American woman to play at Rogers Park Golf Course and she was very good with a reputation of beating the men. She continued to play there for several years until her health failed. In addition to playing golf Mrs. Tucker was active in the community and often narrated fashion shows organized the Golden Angels Club a social organization involving women and church. She was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church for many years before moving her membership to First Baptist Church of West Tampa. Page 10 Fall 2013 PRO SHOP Swing-N-Clean Wilson Staff Elite Golf Carry Bag The new Wilson Staff Centennial neXus carry bag marks 100 years of outstanding Wilson Golf innovation a period that has heralded an unrivalled number of Major victories with the company s irons (61) and wedges (82). The iconic red and white tour bag features the vintage Wilson Staff shield and retro branding. 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GolfBuddy GPS Watch The WT3 is the company s newest multi-functional digital GPS wristwatch. A patent pending pin placement feature allows user to easily move the pin to any predetermined location on the green. Features their proprietary dynamic green view technology for precise distances to the front center and back of the green directly from the player s angle of approach. Comprehensive target and hazard information is included providing the user with complete confidence and knowledge of the course. 2.5 ounces with a rechargeable battery that can last up to 50 days in watch mode. Great on off the course. MSRP 249.99 EatSmart Precision Tracker Digital Scale If you or someone you know is committed to living a healthy lifestyle and loves having the latest cutting edge technology then this scale is for you. The high-tech gadget displays three readings current weight weight change from the last weigh in and total change from starting weight. Innovative features and proprietary tracking software includes automatic user identification privately stores personal data for up to 8 users automatically identifies the person standing on the scale sleek design and touch screen interface. Especially great for trainers health fitness professionals and their clients. MSRP 45.95 Jackery Air Jackery Air 5000mAh (Orange) is a premium ultra thin external battery power bank backup charger that keeps you ready to communicate Over 15 hours of back-up life time with connections for a variety of devices including iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4 iPad Air iPad Mini iPod (Apple cable required) several models of Samsung Galaxy and others. MSRP 99.99 2013 Fall Page 11 by Derrick Parker LIVING THE DREAM The Story of Professional Golfer Chris Arceneaux the golf course. As a kid Chris witnessed firsthand the hardship struggles and tragedies of many close friends and family. Chris stayed focused and driven working at the golf course every summer using every chance he could to play the game. He landed a college scholarship opportunity. However with no dad around Chris had to take care of his mom who fell ill having to shelf his dream. In 1995 he packed up and moved to New York determined to make his dream come true. He played noted golf courses throughout the area. The Golf Channel Amateur Tour awarded him Player of the Year in 2007 having won over 60 percent of his amateur tournaments. He earned the respect of critics and passed the PGA PAT with a two under par score. Chris turned Pro about nine years ago a childhood dream he had discussed with his mom that one day he was going to get on the inside of the fence of the golf course leave Louisiana and make it big. Chris played in several PGA Qualifiers US Open Qualifiers and mini Tours such as the Hooters and Advocates Tour keeping his game sharp. Balancing work family and his career Chris like most golfers of color struggled with sponsorship opportunities for major events. This did not deter him. At one point he sponsored himself for many tournaments. With inspiration from legendary golfers like Hall-Of-Famers Charlie Sifford the Legendary James Black Calvin Peete Jim Thorpe and Ted Rhodes. Chris was determined to preserve and achieve his goals. As an adult Chris continued to tap into the skills he cultivated on the golf course. Along the way he always found himself in the position of assisting people. It was then in 2010 that he started The Darby Foundation. He was told by many people that he was destined for something special. Based in Roosevelt New York The Darby Foundation is the embodiment of Chris hard work pain tears desire and passion. It has developed golf enrichment programs in the Tri State Area and recently has taken its program to Lafayette and Abbeville Louisiana. Chris has received numerous awards including Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks awards. Outstanding Leader in Golf presented by the African American Golfer s Digest. He was selected to be The Ambassador of Youth for Tour Edge Golf Company and in 2013 received the Key To The City of his hometown of Lafayette Louisiana and a Proclamation from the Mayor of Abbeville Louisiana. With the help of friends family and dedicated supporters Chris has brought his foundation this far. To help The Darby Foundation achieve its goals Chris is donating ten percent of his income from the CHRIS ARCENEAUX GOLF ACADEMIES he plans to open across the country using the new Indoor GurfBall Training System. This system enables financially strapped schools community centers and churches to introduce golf concepts to thousands of inner city children without the huge expense of transporting kids to the driving range and spending large sums of money on driving range balls. All the seeds he has planted over the past several years are taking root. Chris and the Darby Foundation will continue to be that bridge instrumental in changing lives for the better. Page 12 Fall 2013 At 6 3 Chris Arceneaux has stood tall and strong in the face of adversity as he overcame a multitude of obstacles early on in his life to ultimately realize his passion for giving. He has turned his life experiences and passion for the game of golf into a doctrine of success and is committed to helping our youth realize and achieve their goals. He uses his foundation The Darby Foundation named after his late father as a vehicle to find ways to constantly bring life skills and golf to those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience this great game. His unique approach is changing lives and after already introducing thousands of kids nationwide to golf The Darby Foundation is at the forefront of making a difference. This Louisiana native s dream of playing golf was often interrupted getting his first golf club from a neighbor luckily he had an uncle working at a golf course. While friends hooped-it-up on the court Chris would hop on his bicycle clubs strapped to his back and ride across town to work and play on The Barclays By John Perry When Gary Woodland s birdie attempt in 18 went left of the hole and Tiger s putt missed by 1 2 inch that left Adam Scott as the only golfer amongst the 125 entry s to shoot -11 and win the first leg of the Fed Ex Cup--known as The Barclays. Held last August 20-25 at Liberty National Golf Club Jersey City NJ it s a fan favorite among metropolitan elites and blue collar folks alike. Plus the 8 million purse garnered lots of interest. But Tuesday was just another day at the office for the Pros who were pretty much still in their comfort zones going through their routine warm ups and preparations Pressure free golf in other words. World number one Tiger Woods was there and looked in supreme shape. But his game didn t match up this time. Thursday s continuous rain delays made for a slow start. The first round was pretty much a washout. With only a third of the golfer s getting out taking their shots as a mini Nor easter rolled in Jersey City and the New York metropolitan area were held hostage by Mother Nature. But things picked up and afterwards momentum was never lost -- all the way up to Scott being declared the eventual winner. Pauley Rodney It seemed as though everyone had a share of the lead at one time or another. Even early contestant Phil Mickelson had the crowd on the edge of their seats for a moment. I m sure New Yorkers Jerseyites T.V. viewers and golf fans worldwide will marinate on this one for a while. On the scene was Daryl Jeffries a golf aficionado who resides in New Jersey. As was 2nd time Barclays spectator and Jersey City native Brent West. Brent wasn t about to miss another opportunity to enjoy The Barclays since it was being played in his backyard. He was here in 2009 when Heath Slocum took top honors. West works in the Wall Street area of Manhattan for a financial firm and is a big Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson fanatic The lean 32-year old bachelor sports a 15 handicap and enjoys golf with friends in Hilton Head SC. New York City resident Pauley Rodney was spotted hanging out during Sunday s final round-- trying to find out what hole Tiger was on next so he could get a glimpse of his favorite golfer. Rodney works for a non-profit organization helping kids find internships and jobs in Manhattan. He attended the Wells Fargo Golf Tournament at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte NC. He s a non-golfer who (L-R) John Perry and Brent West says he would like to take up the game in the future. Tiger is the number one reason Rodney became interested in this great game called golf. He s fascinated with how the Pros make this sport look so easy. Jordan Celeste Lee Jordan Celeste Lee is a prodigy of golf. The active youngster was exposed to the game by her loving Roosevelt Long Island (NY) grandparents whom she refers to as Nana and poppy . 6year old Jordan is actively involved with the Darby Foundation located in the same area. The bright-eyed youth is growing-up fast. She just lost a front tooth and entered into the first grade this past September. Jordan loves the outdoors and gets out to play a round of nine holes about every two weeks. The driving range helps prepare her for upcoming contests. Her two best golf companions Nana and Poppy . I really like seeing how far I can make the ball go when I hit it. And I really like riding in the golf cart because my 2013 Fall Page 13 mom (Melissa) drives it like crazy confesses the youngster. When my ball goes in the hole that s exciting She played her first-ever round of nine holes recently at Cantiague Course in Hicksville Long Island and is becoming quite a good golfer too. She made the Regional Qualifier round of the LPGA Drive Chip & Putt contest held last fall at Eisenhower Park on Long Island. The Drive Chip & Putt was created by the Masters Tournament Foundation USGA and PGA of America. My Nana and Poppy are both golf instructors. When Nana tells me how to stand and hit I usually listen to her. When Poppy tells me I usually argue with him admits Jordan. Sometimes the way I am told to stand feels weird at first but if I keep doing it I ll get used to it. Finding the right club to use throughout a round is also challenging for Jordan. But she is learning to keep her eye on the ball and practicing hard YOUTH TEE to concentrate. I am learning not to get too frustrated with myself. Because playing nine holes takes a long time. But I know that if I keep practicing I will get better and better. Outside of golf practice Jordan likes to read do math problems and draw. She s also developing her creative skills through painting (acrylics and watercolors are her favorite) and creating songs and dances. HEARD & SCENE Carver City-Lincoln Gardens Civic Assn. 4th Annual Tournament McDill AFB Tampa Fl. McDill Air Force Base is home to the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and commanded by General Lloyd J. Austin III a native of Thomasville Georgia. He was commissioned an Infantry second lieutenant in 1975 upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point New York. The Four Star General is the 12th commander of CENTCOM and the first African American to ever head the organization. He has served in a wide variety of command and staff positions throughout his 37-year career. Prior to current assignment General Austin served as the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from January 31 2012 to March 8 2013. The fundraiser held Sept. 23 2013 was organized by Dr. Maurice Harvey with assistance by Rufus Lewis tournament director. The outing benefits students attending college. (L-R) George Shaw Melvin Blair Ronald Graham and Bobby Wilds Four Star General Lloyd J Austin III CENTCOM Commander with Addie Cobb golf trainer Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge August 28-September 1 2013 PGA Resort & Spa (L-R) Donald Bynun and Wilbur Cotton Morning workout with Alfred Edmond Jr. (center) SVP Editor-at-large Black Enterprise The food entertainment and golf excelled my wildest expectations -- Sidney B. Joyner (Huntington NY) L-R) Addie Cobb Vernell Williams Norma Larkins Rufus Lewis Tournament Director Comedian actor Anthony B. Anderson served it up HOT during an onsite cooking demonstration. Page 14 Fall 2013 COURSE REVIEW A Southern Golf Stroll Golf Mississippi is divided into five regions based on geography and topography Hills Region Delta Region Capital River Region Pines Region and the Coastal Region. All courses lodging and golf packages are listed within their respective regions. My experience is shared here with you on the Capital River Region. By Willie L. Simmons Jr. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club Mississippi is the third largest gaming destination in North America. The award winning Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is the crown jewel of Pearl River Resort & Casino Philadelphia MS. Set among the region s towering pines and stunning oaks Dancing Rabbit is a shining example of exceptional landscaping and imaginative design. It is a masterpiece from renowned course creators Tom Fazio and the great Jerry Pate. Dancing Rabbit GC features two championship courses The Azaleas (1997) and the Oaks (1999). Both are stunning 7 000 yard masterpieces carved out of the dramatic valleys ancient pines and hardwoods that define this ecological wonderland. According to legend the course is built on ancestral lands of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. In the Choctaw language it is BOK CHUKFI AHITHAC the creek where rabbits dance. In September of 1830 the Tribe was stripped of its dominion over its ancestral land by a treaty and forced off the site. The old Choctaw nation was removed to Indian Territory now Oklahoma. A hardy remnant remained. Clustered in small communities the spirit of the Choctaws suffered many dark years on the land that once was theirs. But the spirit was not dead. Gradually tribal members began to regain control of their lives. They recovered some land including the parcel where the clubhouse sits on the headwaters of Wolf Creek (Neshoba Bok). Dancing Rabbit the gorgeous par-four 9th hole on the Azalea Course The course offers all the charm and challenges of a world-class golf destination. It would be hard to imagine a place in America that does it better than here. The atmosphere is enjoyable for a delicious meal at the Club House Grill--a very delicious steak dinner was a pleasure to enjoy following my round at the Oaks Course. I also feasted on a delectable five star breakfast prior to playing the Azaleas Course. It satisfied me and provided an abundance of energy. Phillip M s restaurant in the Pearl River Resort Casino has a delicious variety of dinner options. Everyone who visits the region should make it a point to dine there. For course ratings I would give the lodgings at Dancing Rabbit five stars. The venue has hosted three Southwest Athletic Conference (Historical Black Universities) Golf Championships. Country Club of Canton Olly Thomson PGA Professional and Director of Golf briefed me on the history of the Country Club of Canton. Semi-Private it opened in 1923 and today offers some of the best golf in Mississippi complete with its postage stamp size greens and a picturesque park-like setting. It is Dancing Rabbit The Oaks Course located amid 1 000-year-old trees (pines and majestic oaks) and a stunning 22-acre lake. With its famous Southern hospitality golfers will quickly fall in love with this Club. After playing the course should you need to lodge overnight I recommend the Hilton Jackson Hotel located in Jackson (MS). The superb accommodations will provide a restful stay. Having an enviable opportunity while in the area I played in the 2013 PGA Tour s Sanderson Farm s Championship Pro-Am at Annandale Golf Club (est. 1981). It is played on a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course located in Madison (MS). Sponsored by Trustmark Wealth Management the Pro-Am competition was held at Annandale Golf Club. Pro-Am teams consisted of four amateur golfers and one PGA professional golfer. The 1st place winning team scored 22 under par 50. My team scored 15 under par 57 which tied for 23rd in a field of 52 teams. So there you have it. As the old saying goes Good things come to those who wait. --I celebrated my 83rd birthday anniversary on August 15 2013. 2013 Fall Page 15 AMERICAN CENTURY Championship By Andy Brewer This tournament attracts a who s who list of participants from the world of professional athletics and stars of film television and music. Headline participants included Charles Barkley Jerry Rice Michel Phelps Aaron Rogers Stephen Curry and Herm Edwards. More than twenty percent of the star studded field was African American players. While I have attended many celebrity golf events in the past and have even chaired a few events of my own this was an awesome field of players. Rising NBA star Stephen Curry was kind enough to share a few of his thoughts we me. He was the round two tournament leader and I was elated to meet him. I wouldn t call myself that said Curry after being asked if he was a contender to win the overall tournament. I feel obviously every Michael Phelps Aaron Rodgers The Edgewood Golf Course in spectacular Lake Tahoe Stateline Nevada served as host site for the 2013 American Century Championship July 16-21 2013. The Tom Fazio designed course features towering pines meandering brooks and natural wetlands. Lake Tahoe still showcases its snow-capped mountains during this time of the year and the backdrop was spectacular. Truly this was a fitting site for one of the longest-running celebrity golf tournaments. a little better but obviously I hit some other great shots especially on the back side that allowed me to play a great round today. So it s a long event two more days hopefully I can back it up Curry added. And back it up he did. In only his second appearance in the event Curry finished the event tied for fourth the highest finish out of all of the African American golfers who participated. The event winner was Billy Joe Tolliver in a two player play-off. The top five money winners were Grant Fuhr (hockey) Vince Coleman (baseball) Sterling Sharpe (football) Marshall Fault (football) and Jerry Rice (football). Charles Barkley The MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa located in Stateline Nevada kept me comfortable during my stay. The 437-room hotel is owned and operated by Tropicana Entertainment. The property includes a 40 000 sq ft casino on a 21acre site with lieu Cloud beds oversized tubs and Lake Mountain views. time I play golf I look back at the shots I left out there. I think I had like three birdie putts inside of ten feet that I missed. I feel I could play Stephen Curry Page 16 Fall 2013 Herm Edwards PRESIDENT CUP 2013 President s Cup By Rodney Woods As an avid golfer my assignment to experience The President s Cup from a journalistic perspective was extremely exciting. At my work station sat a journalist from Australia to my right and another from Japan on my left. On the course the main object of my attention was Tiger Woods (no relation). Being that close gave me a greater appreciation for the players and their incredible skills. Tiger was very amenable laughing and joking with his teammates and signing autographs on his way to the first tee. encouraged to show their support by wearing red white and blue--at times the competition sounds more like the Olympics with chants of USA USA USA rather than the usual reserved behavior displayed during completions. Unique ensembles are seen images of the American flag were the most evident however two fans had dressed as Superman and Abraham Lincoln and received a great deal of attention. Today the International team showed surprising strength. The USA won 3 of the 6 matches. Score USA 3.5 - International team 2.5. KIPP Journey Academy Columbus Ohio Day Three - Catching Up Four matches were finished from the previous day and then ten new matches were held that morning and afternoon. The third straight day of rain forced several matches to be moved to Sunday morning. Score USA 11.5 International Team 6.5. Day One The Competition Begins This is a unique tournament A team competitionThe International team versus the American team. Fans are Day Two Rain Rain Rain Rain was a recurring theme for the next few days. The Muirfield course is said to be built over a sacred Wyandot Indian burial ground. Perhaps the spirit of Chief Leatherlips has cursed the Tournament Heavy rains descend on golfers and spectators practically every year. I don t know. I m just saying. A number of matches were not completed and were scheduled for the beginning of Day Three. Darnell Ellis Mark Collins and Ron Cosey of Columbus Ohio Day Four The Final Day If the Rain Holds Off With day three matches completed today it was time for the singles competition. The Americans withstood a late surge by the International squad to win the 2013 President s Cup 18.5 to 15.5. To the delight of many Tiger Woods put the USA over the top despite having tweaked his back on the 14th hole. In closing I met some very nice Columbus residents while there Walter and Christine Joyce Mark Collins Ron Cosey the youth from KIPP Journey Academy and up and coming golfer Darnell Ellis (Reynoldsburg OH). The Americans withstood a late surge by the International squad to win the 2013 President s Cup 18.5 to 15.5. To the delight of many Tiger Woods put the USA over the top despite having tweaked his back on the 14th hole. Next The President s Cup 2015 Korea. Now that would be an assignment Fairmont Southampton Hotel 2013 Fall Page 17 Walter and Christine Joyce of Columbus Ohio INNOV GOLF Golf Cart Safety Basically golf is a very safe sport but danger can happen even more rapidly when play is outdoors and weather is a factor. Golf involves the swinging of metal clubs and the riding or pulling of a golf cart or trolley. With this in mind all golfers need to know the basics of playing outdoors safely. Innov Golf Ltd. has developed a patented system for protecting golf carts and their occupants from lightning strikes. The system was born out of a research project at the University of Manchester Institute for Science & Technology (UMIST) in the UK who after extensive testing in their High Voltage laboratory produced a report and recommendations on which the system is founded. Innov Golf Founder Mike Reeves says We then set about producing a prototype cart that whilst embodying all of the elements required to enable the protection proven by the test results to be afforded also gave us a practical cart for day to day use. Reeves became interested in lightning protection and the safety of golf carts after being caught in We then set abou t produ cing a prototype cart that whilst embody ing all of the elemen ts required to enable the protection proven by the test results to be afforded also gave u s a practical cart for day to day use. Mi ke Reeves Innov Golf Founder thunderstorms on golf courses in the UK and USA. By chance on a wet day in Boston Mass. he attended a lecture and demonstration on lightning and the Faraday Cage principal of protection. This led to the idea that golf carts could be made much safer and then to the research at Manchester University. To quote a report from a respected lightning safety organization With these design features the cart will provide a high degree of protection from the fatal effects of lightning and These parameters are used in aircraft certification and exceed the levels to be found in approximately 98% of strikes . Only 98% Do we all fly Yes. Innov Golf has developed a system to provide golfers with protection against injury or death from lightning strikes and enable fast and safe execution of the adage When Thunder Roars.....Go Indoors . To read more from the research report and gain additional information advice and safety recommendations from Innov Golf visit innov_golf_004.htm or contact mike Page 18 Fall 2013 Martha s Vineyard Golf Classic August 5 2013 Presented by the African American Golfer s Digest in conjunction with the Harlem Fine Arts Show Dion Clarke founder. Golfer s enjoyed getting in on the excitement of the Inaugural Classic. BMW sponsored a grand hole-in-one prize. Held off-island at Falmouth Country Club fun was had by all with the Vineyard playing host to an abundance of summertime activities. Debert Cook and Jay Dillard Debert Cook and Jewel Braswell Christopher and Renee Lewis-Mance (Below) Beulah Moore Jewel Braswell Helen Walker Mattie McCrary Debert Cook Eunice Sykes Golfers prepare to tee off (L-R) Ken Williams Briggette Harrington Eunice Sykes Christopher Mance Jewel Braswell Jacques Jay Dillard Mattie McCrary-Peterson Helen Walker Joe Alexander Wendell Price Kathleen Watson MD. Debert Cook Kathleen Watson MD Jay Dillard Debert Cook Eunice Sykes Dion Clarke Helen Walker Dallas GA Wendell Price Columbia SC Dion Clarke Wendell Price 2013 Fall Page 19 GOLF BIZ Carlos Brown Golf Academy Carlos Brown President of Carlos Brown Golf Academy had a successful Demo Day Grand Opening on September 7 2013 at Waterview Golf Club Rowlett TX. Over 100 people turned out to experience the latest in golf equipment with reps from Adams Golf (the academy sponsor) NIKE COBRA Titleist and Callaway all earned some new business during the event while enjoying BBQ from the fabulous Texas Ranch Smoke House owned by Brown s brother Ty brown Jr. As a golf professional and one of the top young teaching professionals in the US Brown s history includes serving as Director of Instruction for Los Rios County Club North Texas Junior Golf Academy in Plano TX. In 2010 and he was named by Golf Digest as one of the Top 10 Best Young Teachers . One of his greatest assets is the ability to see every part of the golf swing. In 2011 he was named Teacher of the Year by African American Golfers Digest. Brown age 33 has worked and studied with some of Texas best teaching professionals and instructs some of the top junior college and amateur golfers in Texas. I want to be the best that I can in all that I teach in golf says Brown who is also owner of the North Texas Junior Golf Academy. At his website visitors are able to book golf lessons club fittings learn about game improvement techniques purchase golf equipment access unique shop specials at the Carlos Brown Pro Shop and more. Brown is recognized nationwide for his successful training methods and is certified to teach amputees and other disabled persons. He is also a certified instructor in Mental Training by Mental Training Incorporated and has attended the Jim Hardy Golf Seminar. Carlos Brown Carlos Brown Golf Academy 9509 Waterview Parkway Rowlett TX 75089 Tel (972) 463-8900 Email carlos Facebook Carlos-Brown-Golf Page 20 Fall 2013 Experience Jamaica at the Ultimate Oceanfront Golf Resort. Be yourself at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa featuring the onsite championship 18-hole Cinnamon Hill Golf Course designed by Robert von Hagge and ranked 30 on Best Tour Courses by Golf Week. Experience a seductive oceanfront layout that weaves through Jamaica s Blue Mountains playing to an elevation of 350 feet above sea level. Other Resort amenities include Contemporary guestrooms and suites each with private balcony Beautiful private beach Nightly live entertainment Award-winning Executive Chef 15 minutes from MBJ Airport To book your extraordinary oceanfront golf vacation contact your travel adviser. 2012 Hilton Worldwide Montego Bay Jamaica