Friday, 2 April 2010


My obituary of black golf pioneer Bill Powell is in today's can link to it here. His is a fascinating story, and an admirable one, and I was pleased to be able to write it. I have to say that, as I wrote it, I kept trying to make a Tiger Woods link, and not for the reasons you'd now suspect. But given what happened later, I'm glad I didn't, simply because it would have been a distraction, and his story didn't deserve distractions...and I didn't write the headline, because Powell's course was the first black-owned course, and was open to all, but I would assume there were already integrated public golf courses in other parts of the US.

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