Met Golf Writers Announce 2008 Awardees
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (June 11, 2008) - Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to play the PGA Tour and the first black golfer to be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be recognized for his pioneering career achievements by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association at their 57th National Awards Dinner on Monday, June 23, 2008 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York. Sifford will receive the Gold Tee Award, the MGWA’s highest honor. Special guest and nine-time major champion Gary Player will also be honored at the dinner
Other awardees include MGA Foundation Capital Campaign Chairman and MGA 2002 Distinguished Service Award recipient Lowell Schulman of Atlantic GC (Distinguished Service Award); The Phoenix Thunderbirds who will receive the Bing Crosby Tournament Sponsor Award; LPGA Hall of Famer and ESPN and ABC Sports broadcaster Judy Rankin (Linc Werden Golf Journalism Award); Carolyn Cudone (Winnie Palmer Award); Fenway Golf Club (Club of the Year); and the Alan T. Brown Foundation (Mary Bea Porter Award).