African American Golfers Hall of Fame
West Palm Beach, Florida

Celebrating the Accomplishments of Yesterday
While Paving the Way for Tomorrow

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"8th Annual AAGHOF Celebration 2012."

2012 AAGHOF Press Release -
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Almost 93 years young - 2012 Legacy Awardee: Herbert Dixon, Bartow, Fl - cutting a rug.

The Browns

Founder Malachi Knowles on a recent trip to the San Diego, Ca area was able to present the Trailblazer AAGHOF Award to Horace Brown. His family was there to congratulate him.
He was also able to surprise Gordon Brown, Sr. as he received his award from the PGA Southern California sectional.


"7th Annual AAGHOF Celebration 2011."

Past and present Legends gather for a group photo after the Induction Awards and Celebration on May 29, 2011

Past and present "Legends" come together for a group photo after the AAGHOF Induction Awards & Celebration May 29, 2011. Photos by: AAGHOF/Essie Knowles

Welcome to the official website of the African American Golfers Hall of Fame, Inc. (AAGHOF).  Take as much time as you wish.

We hope that this site will serve as an additional resource to provide a deeper historic perspective about the African American involvement in the game of golf since indeed the 1800s. We want you to use this site to see just how deep our "roots" have been and are in "growing the game of golf." (more...)

L:R- Malachi Knowles, Founder of the AAGHOF display the Presidential Award; Malachi Knowles receives UMES Presidential Award from UMES President Dr. Thompson; James Black,Malachi Knowles, Dr. Thompson, Norris Brown, Selina Johnson & Dr. Boger gather for a photo after the presentation.

Malachi Knowles, Founder of the AAGHOF with Presidential Medal Malachi Knowles, Founder AAGHOF accepts the Presidential Award from UMES President Dr. Thompson James Black, Malachi Knowles, Dr. Thompson, Norris Brown, Selina Johnson & Dr. Boger gather for a group photo after the presentation at UMES.

  “U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (Charleston, SC) formally received his induction awards from African American Golfers Hall of Fame Founder, Malachi Knowles during the 40th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in Washington, DC on September 17, 2010 at the Carolina’s Celebration at the U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, DC.” The Honorable Dr. Andrew A. Ray, Grand Basileus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was among the dignitaries. AAGHOF Member and fellow U.S. Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (St. Louis, MO) also hosted the first “Golf: Educational and Personal Advantages For Minority Youth” workshop with other AAGHOF members from around the country participating and supporting (Avis Brown-Riley, San Diego, California; James Garvin, Washington, DC; Selina Johnson, Detroit, Michagan; Renee Powell, LPGA, East Canton, Ohio and Dr. Ernest P. Boger, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Donna Joyner, Dallas, Texas) at the Washington, DC Convention Center, September 17, 2010. It was an excellent addition to the CBCF educational sessions.

Congressman James E. Clyburn (House Majority Whip) receives Leadership Award from AAGHOF Founder Malachi Knowles.

   Renee Powell, LPGA, formally receives “AAGHOF Induction Awards” for her deceased father, William James Powell (December 31, 2009 – 93 years) - “2009 PGA Distinguished Service Award” - recipient and herself in Washington, DC, September 16, 2010. Bill Powell was the first African-American to conceptualize, build, own and operate a golf course – Clearview Golf Course in Osnaburg Township, Ohio.

Renee Powell receives award from AAGHOF Founder Malachi Knowles.

Earl Graves and Malachi Knowles

Member News
Earl Graves of Black Enterprise, and AAGHOF Founder Malachi Knowles, find time to get together during the Omega Psi Phi Conclave Convention in Washington, DC July, 2011. Earl Graves is getting ready for his 2011 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge, which returns to the Doral in September.
Founder Malachi Knowles presented Earl Graves a proclamation during the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge held during the 2013 Labor Day weekend at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Malachi Knowles presents proclamation to Earl Graves during the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge 2013.

Graves Formally Inducted into the AAGHOF during the 2010 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge.

Earl Graves, Chairman, Black Enterprise, receives AAGHOF Induction Award  on behalf of Malachi Knowles, Founder, from Avis Brown-Riley, Chairperson, AAGHOF National Advisory Board

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