The LPGA is committed to changing the face of golf, making the sport we love more diverse, accessible and inclusive. This month we are proud to share the stories of our Black Tour players, teachers, amateurs and junior golfers as we celebrate Black History Month.
Title/Employer: CEO, My Vision Golf & Outreach Coordinator, First Tee-Metro Atlanta
LPGA.com: What does Black History Month mean to you?
Brittny Lott: A lot, especially in the golf space. It motivates me daily to make an impact on the lives of kids in my local community.
Q: Which historical African American has been a source of inspiration in your life (and why)?
A: Wow...there are so many! I think Charlie Sifford because the treatment he endured while pursuing the sport he loved inspires me to have grit and fight for the future generation!
Q: In the coming years, what role do you see African Americans playing in the golf industry?
A: MANY! I have so many peers doing great things in the golf space. I also see a strong group of young African American talent arising for the professional circuit. I would like to see African Americans more present at the Tour level and I believe it will happen!
Q: How do you celebrate/honor Black History Month each year?
A: In my Girls Golf program, we reflect on Dr. George Grant and his contribution to the world of golf as we visualize ourselves making an impact in our perspective passions.
Q: What resources/tools do you recommend for those would like to learn more about Black History? (Movies, documentaries, series, books, podcasts)
A: The book/documentary Uneven Fairways is an excellent resource on the history of golf for African Americans. It was a literal game changer for me!