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Professional golfer and educator Renee Powell is one of only three African American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. She is the daughter of the late William Powell, the only African American to design, build, own and operate a golf course in the United States.

Introduced to golf and coached by her father, a PGA Life Member and the 2009 PGA Distinguished Service Award recipient, Powell began playing golf at age 3. She entered her first amateur tournament at age 12 and won her division. Three years later, she had 30 youth tournament trophies. Powell graduated from Central Catholic High School in Canton in 1964 and attended Ohio University and Ohio State University, serving as captain of the women’s golf team at each institution.

She made her professional debut on the LPGA Tour in 1967, and her first tournament was the U.S. Women's Open conducted by the United States Golf Association. She competed in 250 professional golf tournaments and won the 1973 Kelly Springfield Open in Brisbane, Australia, posting a final-round 67 to set a course record.

Powell was chosen to represent the United States in the USA vs. Japan team matches on four separate occasions during the 1970’s. Team members include other notables such as Kathy Whitworth, Carol Mann, Pat Bradley, Sandra Post, Donna Caponi-Byrnes and Susie Berning. In each of Renee’s four matches, her team won.

Powell was invited to participate in King Hassan’s Tournament in Morocco and was the only American golf professional to play in President Jawara’s Tournament in Gambia. President Kaunda of Zambia personally invited Renee to play with him at the State House Golf Course, the first woman golfer to do so.

During the 1970’s Renee was part of the USO Tour to Vietnam. Joined by her friend, Mary Lou Daniel, and one-armed trick-shot artist, Jimmy Nichols, they hosted golf clinics in hopes of bringing “a little bit of home” to our troops abroad.

In 1979, Powell made history by becoming the first woman to be named Head Professional at a golf course in the United Kingdom. The course was Silvermere, near London. At that same time she made another piece of history in England by competing with men in a professional event from the same set of tees.

While in England, Renee began designing and promoting golf, tennis, and jogging clothes for McCarthy Sports of London. Harrod’s of London was the first store to purchase the line and did a front window display of Renee’s design. She has also written instructional articles for Par Golf Magazine.

In 1980, Powell finished her Tour career and taught golf in Africa and Europe and later returned home to Canton where she currently serves as the head professional golfer at Clearview Golf Club. In 2001, Clearview Golf Club was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Powell estimates that she has made 25 trips to Africa, serving as a goodwill ambassador for the game of golf.

The Powell family has since established the Clearview Legacy Foundation for education, preservation and turf grass research. In 2003, Renee Powell was the recipient of the PGA First Lady of Golf Award.

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Renee Powell Biography

Professional golfer and educator Renee Powell is one of only three African American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. She is the daughter of the late William Powell, the only African American to design, build, own and operate a golf course in the United States.

Introduced to golf and coached by her father, a PGA Life Member and the 2009 PGA Distinguished Service Award recipient, Powell began playing golf at age 3. She entered her first amateur tournament at age 12 and won her division. Three years later, she had 30 youth tournament trophies. Powell graduated from Central Catholic High School in Canton in 1964 and attended Ohio University and Ohio State University, serving as captain of the women’s golf team at each institution.

She made her professional debut on the LPGA Tour in 1967, and her first tournament was the U.S. Women's Open conducted by the United States Golf Association. She competed in 250 professional golf tournaments and won the 1973 Kelly Springfield Open in Brisbane, Australia, posting a final-round 67 to set a course record.

Powell was chosen to represent the United States in the USA vs. Japan team matches on four separate occasions during the 1970’s. Team members include other notables such as Kathy Whitworth, Carol Mann, Pat Bradley, Sandra Post, Donna Caponi-Byrnes and Susie Berning. In each of Renee’s four matches, her team won.

Powell was invited to participate in King Hassan’s Tournament in Morocco and was the only American golf professional to play in President Jawara’s Tournament in Gambia. President Kaunda of Zambia personally invited Renee to play with him at the State House Golf Course, the first woman golfer to do so.

During the 1970’s Renee was part of the USO Tour to Vietnam. Joined by her friend, Mary Lou Daniel, and one-armed trick-shot artist, Jimmy Nichols, they hosted golf clinics in hopes of bringing “a little bit of home” to our troops abroad.

In 1979, Powell made history by becoming the first woman to be named Head Professional at a golf course in the United Kingdom. The course was Silvermere, near London. At that same time she made another piece of history in England by competing with men in a professional event from the same set of tees.

While in England, Renee began designing and promoting golf, tennis, and jogging clothes for McCarthy Sports of London. Harrod’s of London was the first store to purchase the line and did a front window display of Renee’s design. She has also written instructional articles for Par Golf Magazine.

In 1980, Powell finished her Tour career and taught golf in Africa and Europe and later returned home to Canton where she currently serves as the head professional golfer at Clearview Golf Club. In 2001, Clearview Golf Club was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Powell estimates that she has made 25 trips to Africa, serving as a goodwill ambassador for the game of golf.

The Powell family has since established the Clearview Legacy Foundation for education, preservation and turf grass research. In 2003, Renee Powell was the recipient of the PGA First Lady of Golf Award.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Renee Powell for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Renee Powell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Renee Powell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Renee Powell?

    Booking fees for Renee Powell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Renee Powell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Renee Powell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Renee Powell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Renee Powell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Renee Powell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Renee Powell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Renee Powell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Renee Powell for your event is available upon request. Renee Powell generally travels from OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Stacy Brown-Philpot, Majora Carter, Erica Baker, Adaora Udoji and Angela Benton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Renee Powell for an upcoming event.

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