Larry Powell will be one of four new inductees into the National Black Golf Hall of Fame (NBGHF) at the Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City, Georgia on May 21. The 64-year-old golf course superintendent spent his life tending to the dream of his father, Bill, at Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio.
Powell will be inducted along with European Senior Tour player Jerry Bruner and Ann and Tom Cousins, who share responsibility for rebuilding Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Course and the surrounding community. The Chicago Women’s Golf Club, the country’s second oldest African American women’s golf club, will also be recognized. Powell will also join his sister Renee, a former LPGA Tour golfer who still teaches at Clearview.
“This a great honor, and one that I never expected,” Powell said. “It is nice to be appreciated and recognized. The people who have gone before me were outstanding people with heart and determination.”