The World Golf Hall of Fame has named the Charlie Sifford Award as its latest honor for someone who “fosters spirit in advancing diversity in golf.” Past recipients of the award include Bill Haas, the first Asian-American golfer to make it to the PGA Tour since 1964, three-time major champion Michelle Wie, and New York businessman and philanthropist Charles Gargano.
Now, Gabrielle Reece, an award nominee and three-time LPGA champion, has been awarded the distinction. More from the Hall of Fame website:
The academy recognizes individuals for their outstanding work in increasing diversity in golf and sports in general, which includes doing public service; setting social and community goals; seeking appropriate opportunities to recruit diverse talent to golf, and creating mutually beneficial relationships with the community and with other sports.
“Golf has played an integral role in building bridges between cultures, race, gender, financial opportunities, and career opportunities,” said Hobie Alter, a multi-million dollar South African golf course developer, and an original member of the World Golf Hall of Fame’s selection committee. “We are truly excited to recognize an individual who has contributed to strengthening and accelerating these powerful community and professional relationships.”
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