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date: 31 March 2020


Outdoor game in which a small ball is driven over a course using special clubs and as few hits as possible. Sport in which black players have succeeded at making a career.


For information on:

Beginnings of golf as an African American sport: See Sports and African Americans.

African and African American: See Elder; Gibson; Woods.

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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