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Black Golf History

The Black community in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities has a rich history of golf tournament play, from popular local tournaments to regional and national tournaments.
The Upper Midwest Bronze Open Tournament
The most well-known Black tournament in the Twin Cities is the The Upper Midwest Bronze Open Tournament which started in 1939. The long-time promoter of the Bronze Tournament, Jimmy Slemmons, was a well-known and beloved person in Minneapolis.
The Central States Golf Tournament
The Central-States Golf Tournament was a regional black golf tournament that was very popular in the Midwest.
The United Golf Association
The United Golf Association was an association of Black professional golfers, running professional tournaments into the 1960's.
Other Links of interest:
African American Achievements in Golf,
African American Golf Pioneers,
African-American Professional Golfers on the PGA Tour,