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Black Balled

by | 24th, March 2006

‘ARE you Tiger Woods? What about you? You? You? You? Then who the Hell is that black face on the first tee? Call security.

Golf club releases picture of man seen leaving with precious cup

Such is the cosseted, whites-only image of golf clubs that if you are black and not Tiger Woods, you must be top golfer Vijay Singh or lost.

But things are set to change. As The Independent reports, Peter Dawson, chief executive of the St Andrews-based Royal and Ancient Golf Club, “Britain’s leading golf official”, wants more ethnic types to join golf clubs.

Says Dawson: “This is the challenge for golf; to be more welcoming to these groups, and it is certainly an area where the game could grow.’

Jaz Athwal, chairman of the UK Asian Open

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