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Ginger Howard

Professional Golfer; First African American to Compete in the Junior Ryder Cup

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Ginger Howard Biography

Ginger Howard is obviously a woman on a mission. Well, several missions, actually.

Like all players on WAPT, Howard’s first mission is “playing on the LPGA Tour, for sure.” She’s played at that level already. Getting there in the first place was quite a journey. She had a distinguished junior career playing in AJGA and FCWT events. The highlight was being selected to play in the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup at famed Gleneagles in Scotland (“my first time playing golf out of the country”). It didn’t hurt that the US team won. As a teenager, Howard also played in the 2010 Canon Cup, an amateur competition of teams from each side of the Mississippi River.

Her early golf career was truly a family affair. When she was a teenager, “my dad would travel with me, but was not on the bag.” Howard says, “I wasn’t even driving until I was … twenty-two.” Her sister Robbi, a good golfer herself, was occasionally her caddie.

Based on her performance in Q-school, Howard earned status on the Symetra Tour for 2012. She turned pro that year because “I had support from my parents to do what I was dreaming.” From 2012-2018, Howard played over a dozen events each year on Symetra. Her career on Symetra was solid, but not spectacular. She had 4 top-five finishes and she made the cut in a majority of the events she entered. But she says, “It was an up and down journey [that] didn’t really click until I was out there by myself” starting in 2016.

For 2016, Howard earned conditional status on LPGA. She made her LPGA debut that year.

Because of chronic shoulder and knee injuries, Howard had to stop playing competitive golf at the end of 2018. “I was still itching to play. . . I knew I wanted to be out there, but I had to focus more on my well-being.” During her layoff, Howard worked hard to rehab her injuries. This was also a time of spiritual growth and personal development. “I didn’t start to dive into my calling until the time away… not just my health, but how my heart is.” Because of her journey during the two years off, Howard says she can “go into the game of golf now a lot freer.”

Another of Howard’s missions is to accept the responsibilities and obligations that come with being an African-American golfer. She was the first African-American to ever compete in the Junior Ryder Cup when she played at Gleneagles. She’s the seventh African-American ever to play on the LPGA Tour. (The first, by the way, was Althea Gibson, who was best known as a tennis player who won the French Open, Wimbledon (twice) and the US Open (twice) between 1956 and 1958. Gibson played 171 events on LPGA between 1963 and 1971). Howard’s thankful that she got some help from other trailblazers: “I have a few friends… that I came to know as big sisters… Shasta Averyhardt, Cheyenne Woods, Sierra Sims.” One of Howard’s missions is to participate in golf clinics and act as a role model to welcome other players of color into the game. “It’s great to see the game of golf grow so much in diversity… One of my goals is to encourage everybody else… It’s awesome to carry that history… I just want to be a role model to anybody that is looking up to me, not just one race… It is neat to carry that history.”

Another mission for Howard is just making her world a little nicer and a little kinder. In person, she finds it’s “just the little things, saying hi, asking how volunteers and spectators are doing… having good manners, good behavior, being honest… Young girls of any color can look up to a professional golfer… and have them as a role model… a positive example in life. I try to be conscious of how I act… be more poised, more humble.” She tries to use her social media presence to answer questions and offer support to the people, especially young girls, who contact her. “We need to be more encouraging, be that light… in anything I post or say to somebody else.” She also takes to heart being a role model on and off the course. She says it’s important to thank volunteers, acknowledge spectators and let people know she feels blessed to do what she does for a living. She believes in growing the women’s game one new fan at a time.

A major step in Howard’s return to professional golf was WAPT’s first event of 2021, the Mackie Construction Ladies Professional Championship held in April at Abilene Country Club. “I had heard of WAPT in 2020, but didn’t consider myself ready to compete in the events until the start of this year.” So Ginger signed up for this year’s first event in Abilene. “I started the week with no high expectations.” Howard shot -4 on the final day to win by two. “I honestly was not looking at the leaderboard that final day… That took off a little pressure… (My caddie helped me to) focus on one shot at a time and remember that whatever happens is meant to happen… It was a good feeling, a nice start to the season.”

Howard’s very grateful for the opportunities WAPT provides. “I do enjoy playing on WAPT… Gary DeSerrano and his staff make each week feel special and there is solid competition amongst the players… We are all just trying to make it… I look forward to what the rest of the season will bring!”

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    Booking fees for Ginger Howard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Ginger Howard, 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 Ginger Howard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ginger Howard 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 Ginger Howard for your next private or corporate function.
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Ginger Howard Biography

Ginger Howard is obviously a woman on a mission. Well, several missions, actually.

Like all players on WAPT, Howard’s first mission is “playing on the LPGA Tour, for sure.” She’s played at that level already. Getting there in the first place was quite a journey. She had a distinguished junior career playing in AJGA and FCWT events. The highlight was being selected to play in the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup at famed Gleneagles in Scotland (“my first time playing golf out of the country”). It didn’t hurt that the US team won. As a teenager, Howard also played in the 2010 Canon Cup, an amateur competition of teams from each side of the Mississippi River.

Her early golf career was truly a family affair. When she was a teenager, “my dad would travel with me, but was not on the bag.” Howard says, “I wasn’t even driving until I was … twenty-two.” Her sister Robbi, a good golfer herself, was occasionally her caddie.

Based on her performance in Q-school, Howard earned status on the Symetra Tour for 2012. She turned pro that year because “I had support from my parents to do what I was dreaming.” From 2012-2018, Howard played over a dozen events each year on Symetra. Her career on Symetra was solid, but not spectacular. She had 4 top-five finishes and she made the cut in a majority of the events she entered. But she says, “It was an up and down journey [that] didn’t really click until I was out there by myself” starting in 2016.

For 2016, Howard earned conditional status on LPGA. She made her LPGA debut that year.

Because of chronic shoulder and knee injuries, Howard had to stop playing competitive golf at the end of 2018. “I was still itching to play. . . I knew I wanted to be out there, but I had to focus more on my well-being.” During her layoff, Howard worked hard to rehab her injuries. This was also a time of spiritual growth and personal development. “I didn’t start to dive into my calling until the time away… not just my health, but how my heart is.” Because of her journey during the two years off, Howard says she can “go into the game of golf now a lot freer.”

Another of Howard’s missions is to accept the responsibilities and obligations that come with being an African-American golfer. She was the first African-American to ever compete in the Junior Ryder Cup when she played at Gleneagles. She’s the seventh African-American ever to play on the LPGA Tour. (The first, by the way, was Althea Gibson, who was best known as a tennis player who won the French Open, Wimbledon (twice) and the US Open (twice) between 1956 and 1958. Gibson played 171 events on LPGA between 1963 and 1971). Howard’s thankful that she got some help from other trailblazers: “I have a few friends… that I came to know as big sisters… Shasta Averyhardt, Cheyenne Woods, Sierra Sims.” One of Howard’s missions is to participate in golf clinics and act as a role model to welcome other players of color into the game. “It’s great to see the game of golf grow so much in diversity… One of my goals is to encourage everybody else… It’s awesome to carry that history… I just want to be a role model to anybody that is looking up to me, not just one race… It is neat to carry that history.”

Another mission for Howard is just making her world a little nicer and a little kinder. In person, she finds it’s “just the little things, saying hi, asking how volunteers and spectators are doing… having good manners, good behavior, being honest… Young girls of any color can look up to a professional golfer… and have them as a role model… a positive example in life. I try to be conscious of how I act… be more poised, more humble.” She tries to use her social media presence to answer questions and offer support to the people, especially young girls, who contact her. “We need to be more encouraging, be that light… in anything I post or say to somebody else.” She also takes to heart being a role model on and off the course. She says it’s important to thank volunteers, acknowledge spectators and let people know she feels blessed to do what she does for a living. She believes in growing the women’s game one new fan at a time.

A major step in Howard’s return to professional golf was WAPT’s first event of 2021, the Mackie Construction Ladies Professional Championship held in April at Abilene Country Club. “I had heard of WAPT in 2020, but didn’t consider myself ready to compete in the events until the start of this year.” So Ginger signed up for this year’s first event in Abilene. “I started the week with no high expectations.” Howard shot -4 on the final day to win by two. “I honestly was not looking at the leaderboard that final day… That took off a little pressure… (My caddie helped me to) focus on one shot at a time and remember that whatever happens is meant to happen… It was a good feeling, a nice start to the season.”

Howard’s very grateful for the opportunities WAPT provides. “I do enjoy playing on WAPT… Gary DeSerrano and his staff make each week feel special and there is solid competition amongst the players… We are all just trying to make it… I look forward to what the rest of the season will bring!”

Ginger Howard Videos

  • WYLN Special Report Ginger Howard Golfer

FAQs on booking Ginger Howard

  • How to book Ginger Howard?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ginger Howard for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ginger Howard, 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 Ginger Howard or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ginger Howard?

    Booking fees for Ginger Howard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Ginger Howard, 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 Ginger Howard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ginger Howard 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 Ginger Howard 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 Ginger Howard or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ginger Howard 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.

Ginger Howard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ginger Howard for your event is available upon request. Ginger Howard generally travels from Bradenton, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Simone Biles, Lisa Leslie, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Dominique Dawes and Webb Simpson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ginger Howard for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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