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The United Golf Association (UGA) was a group of African-American professional golfers who operated a separate

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(Left to right): Ted Rhodes, Dr. Lowell Wormley, Bill Spiller,

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              Dr. Charlie Sifford

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                    Pete Brown

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                                         Lee Elder

series of professional golf tournaments for Blacks during the era of racial segregation. Many talented golfers played on this tour, including Ted Rhodes, Bill Spiller, Pete Brown, Lee Elder, Willie Brown Jr. and Charlie Sifford. At the time of the UGA's operation, the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) still 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 Once this bylaw was repealed in the early 1960s and Black golfers were allowed to enter the PGA, the United Golf Association ceased to exist.

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      George Adams A Founding Member Of The 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.

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Contestant: In 1896, John Shippen became the first black to play in the U.S. Open. He began the second day of the event tied for first place! He had a disastrous stroke of luck that began when his drive landed in a sand trap. He took eleven strokes to complet...

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