Golf tournament is tribute to the Black Caddies of Augusta National

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Carl Jackson worked as a caddie at Augusta National.

The 4th Annual Lucy Craft Laney Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, May 18.  

The organizers report that the format will be a four-person best ball (Captain Choice) at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course. Late registration will be from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., with tee-time scheduled for 9:00 a.m. The Early Bird entry fee for golfers is $75.00 is good through May 17 and comes with a one year free subscription to “Golf Digest magazine.” Entry fees are $85.00 per golfer on day of the tournament.

The tournament is paying tribute to the Black Caddies of the Augusta National.

A Friday evening Pairing Reception will be held at the Museum on May 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The reception will include live entertainment and a tour of the museum, including the Annual Black Golf Exhibition.

From 1933 to 1983, the caddies at The Augusta National and The Masters Golf Tournament were Black. Their will be a special screening of the upcoming movie “Loopers” The Caddie’s Long Walk, narrated by Actor Bill Murray. Ward Clayton, author of the book ” Men On The Bag” will be attending along with one of the producers of “Loopers.”  Also, Ramona Harriet, author of the book, “The Journey of African Americans In Golf” will be attending the event.

Funds raised from this event will be used to support the Lucy Craft Laney Museum’s community educational programming and facility maintenance.

For questions, please call Mr. Leon Maben, the Tournament Chairperson, at 404-488-3207 or Christine Miller-Betts at 706-724-3576.

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