Sport: Negro Open

Of the 12,000,000 Negroes in the U. S., about 50,000 play golf—either on public links or on 20-odd private Negro courses.

Northern Negroes, settling in large cities, rarely know a brassie from a mashie until they have become prosperous enough to enjoy the game as a pastime. But in the South, where country clubs use Negro caddies in great numbers, many moppets learn the fundamentals of golf along with their ABCs.

Last week, on the Palos Park (public) golf course just outside Chicago. 135 of the country's top-notch colored golfers (including 16 women) met...

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