1896 Golf is committed to celebrating the unique culture of golf and the legacy of Black pioneers in the sport. Since 1896, African-American golfers have played an instrumental role in the development and evolution of golf, despite facing significant barriers and obstacles along the way.
At 1896 Golf, our mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of trailblazers by honoring the rich history of African-American golf culture and highlighting the incredible achievements of Black golfers, both past and present. Through our various platforms, including our website and social media channels, and print magazine, we strive to provide a space for the voices and stories of Black golfers to be heard and amplified.
Golf has the power to bring people together, break down barriers, and create meaningful connections. As such, we are committed to promoting a more diverse and inclusive golf community, one that is reflective of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of golfers around the world.
Our vision for the game’s future is characterized by innovation, creativity, and inclusivity. By shining a light on the contributions of African-American golfers and celebrating the sport’s unique culture, we aim to inspire golfers of all skill levels to push the boundaries and redefine what it means to be a golfer in the 21st century.