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: Site Director, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Conyers
LPGA.com: What does Black History Month mean to you?
Carolina Mincey: It’s a time to inspire and educate the world of the key role and the many unknown contributions African Americans have made to society. Black History is a part of our everyday lives as African Americans, I am forever grateful to share the knowledge of my ancestors, with many, especially the youth.
Q: In the coming years, what role do you see African Americans playing in the golf industry?
A: I am a true believer that representation matters. In the coming years, I see African American girls front and center in golf. When African American girls see others that look like them excel, it gives them hope to develop dreams of knowing they can do the same. Even though there has been an increase in the number of African Americans in golf, with a new approach, the number will be greater. That new approach is the golf industry's effort to increase their financial impact and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. This will open positions with golf equipment manufacturers, golf travel, and many non-traditional careers.
Q: How do you celebrate/honor Black History Month each year?
A: I celebrate/honor Black History Month by attending as many events throughout the city as possible. I like to visit the museums, they showcase a lot of different exhibits, artifacts and activities. I also host a school event for the students to express an era via past or present.