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Golf For All

In 1896, a young Black man named John Shippen became the first American-born Golf Professional in the United States Golf Association’s 127-year history when he competed in the second U.S. Open Championship.

1896 is a new digital golf media platform that will focus on celebrating the legacy of the Black golf pioneers, the sport of golf from the Tour to the HBCU’s, and the lifestyle that we all love and enjoy.

1896 embraces a future of diversity, equality, and inclusion in golf for all. Our mission is to inspire, equip, and engage America’s Black and multicultural golf communities through premium content, news, and events.

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