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Heroines of African American Golf, a fully-illustrated companion volume to The African American Golfer: Her Legacy, serves as a compendium of in-depth biographies of women, collegians, and junior golfers who have defied the odds in playing in the sport of golf. Ten of the golfers' biographies included are actually written by the athletes themselves, covering their personal experiences in the sport. Fascinating photographs also illustrate many of the golfers' stories. A heroine is a daring person, good, adventurous, famous, ideal, legendary, victorious, and courageous a role model and a goddess. The African American woman golfer personifies all of these traits and more. She is the woman of no equal in the days of modern sports. Black women today are stronger, healthier, more educated, well traveled, and living longer than ever before. Their organizations bring the sport of golf to their communities, encouraging women to become more active in the sport at all levels. This collection of biographies tells their stories, describing the adventures of heroines from the past, the present and the future.

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