The next generation honored at the African American Golfers Hall of Fame Weekend
By John Evenson
WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Palm Beach County is already “the center of the golf universe” with so many PGA & LPGA Players living here, so it’s also the perfect home for the African American Golfers Hall of Fame. This weekend the Hall of Fame was celebrating the past, while anticipating a bright future.
Five young stars were recognized as this year’s Youth Golfers of the Year at this weekend’s African American Golfers Hall of Fame Weekend. Andrew Davis from Jacksonville, West Palm Beach’s Poppy Lee, Nyla Sims from Palm Beach Lakes High School, and Joseph and Joshua Dent, the twin sons of legendary golfer Jim Dent. All five had the chance to celebrate the history of African American golfers this weekend, while representing the future,
“Golf is a part of life; I think it’s a way of life,” says Sims. “It teaches you how to humble yourself, how to relax and just have fun.”
“You get to meet a lot of people from other parts of the World,” says Lee. “You get to visit lots of nice places that you wouldn’t normally visit.”