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Be a Part of the Bermuda Black Golfers Week Preview Event this November

Experience thrilling tournament play, fun festivities, important conversations and more – all with the aim of bringing more diversity to the sport of golf. 

An aerial image of the waterfront 16th hole at Port Royal Golf Course. Text overlay reads: Bermuda Black Golfers Week – Driving Diversity in Golf

Bermuda celebrates Black Golfers Week

One of the earliest and most vocal advocates for integration in the sport of golf was a Bermudian. A St. George's native, Louis Rafael "Kid" Corbin was the first Black golfer to compete in prestigious tournaments like the Canadian Open, and passionately fought against racism on and off the course.

With such a powerful legacy, it's fitting that the island will celebrate progress and highlight persisting barriers to participation during the Bermuda Black Golfers Week Preview Event, which takes place November 5-7. Mingle with special guests and celebrities during a two-day sneak peek event, then be sure to mark your calendars for next year as Black Golfers Week will be hosted in November 2022 in partnership with PGA Magazine.

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Following the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, the event brings together some of the best Black golfers and thought leaders in the world for thrilling play on breathtaking courses, compelling discussions about how to drive greater diversity in golf and fun festivities. Here's just some of what you can expect during the Bermuda Black Golfers Week Preview Event.

Legends Lunch: A Black Golfers Week Preview

Nov. 5 | Ocean View Golf Course

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This preview event will kick-off Bermuda’s first Black Golfers Week, promoting the power of diversity in sports as we honour local and international sports legends. Philanthropist, inspirational speaker and iconic Olympian, Dr. John Carlos who made history in 1968 with his activism on the podium will join Hazel Clark, 3x Olympian, BTA Director of Business Development in an intimate fireside chat discussing the power of sports.

Tickets for this event are now available at gpass.bm

Beginners Golf Lessons with a Local Pro

Nov. 5 | Ocean View Golf Course

Join a local golf professional for an exclusive private lesson on Bermuda’s premier nine-hole golf course. With a four-star Golf Digest rating, Ocean View Golf Course offers the perfect backdrop for beginners to practice their swing and improve their playing style while taking in mesmerizing water views.

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Tea on the Tee

Nov. 5 | Ocean View Golf Course

Kick off Bermuda’s first Black Golfers Week with a local Friday tradition. Tea on the Tee will transform the signature hole at Ocean View Golf Course into an outdoor happy hour escape with island specialty drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and music by one of Bermuda’s top local DJ’s.

The view from Bermuda's golf courses is breathtaking

Rafael “Kid” Corbin Golf Tournament

Nov. 6 | Port Royal Golf Course

Watch local and global leaders and golf enthusiasts in action at Bermuda’s first Rafael “Kid” Corbin Golf Tournament. The fun starts with a kick-off reception, followed by a round of golf at Port Royal Golf Course. Guests will enjoy a BBQ dinner, cocktails, and a post-tournament celebration recognising participants, and honoring the significant contributions of golf professional and activist, Rafael “Kid” Corbin.

Port Royal Golf Course

All year long, challenging golf on dramatically beautiful courses beckon golf enthusiasts from around the globe. Find Bermuda golf itineraries, see golf courses and explore Bermuda golf in depth.

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