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lucas.santos232 O sol nasce pra todos mais a sombra da #blackgolf e pra poucos... #24k #blackgolf 1d

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leonardgolf In 1925 George Adams founded the United Golf Association (UGA). It was formed in 1925 by a group of black businessmen on 12th Street branch of the Washington, D.C. The goal was to make the game an equal access and opportunity for all, to gather all black golfers golf association in to one body.

The United Golf Association (UGA) was a group of African-Americanprofessional golfers who operated a separate series of professional golf tournaments for Blacks during the era of racial segregation in the United States. It was known affectionately as the Chitlin Circuit and included many talented golfers such as Ted Rhodes, Bill Spiller, Pete Brown (golfer), Lee Elder, Willie Brown Jr, Zeke Hartsfield, Howard Wheelerand Charlie Sifford.

Women were allowed to participate from the group's inception, but only in 1939 did the first women's golfing organization seek affiliation when the Chicago Women's Golf Club, organized by Anna Robinson, applied to join. Also, the Wake-Robin Golf Club, whose first president was Helen Webb Harris, joined the UGA under her leadership.
Jimmy Taylor added the Mid Winter Classic at Rogers Park, Tampa to the circuit in 1963.

The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) had an article in its bylaws stating that it was "for members of the Caucasian race." Once this bylaw was repealed in the early 1960s and Black golfers were allowed to enter the PGA, the United Golf Association ceased to exist.

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jayystones How I spent my Holiday morning. Surprisingly chilly this Florida day, but enjoyed it nontheless. 4w

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