On the Course: Doug Williams on inspiring Black kids to play golf

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  • Published on December 1, 2022
  • Last Updated November 1, 2023

NFL Super Bowl champion Doug Williams discusses sportsmanship from football to golf and the importance of giving back to the Black community.

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Doug Williams has been a competitor all his life. But as much as loved sports as a kid, golf just did not cross the football star’s radar in Louisiana, where he grew up.

“Golf and tennis are the two sports that pretty much escaped the Black community,” Williams told DETOUR. “It’s important to have more young people involved in it, to let them know they can do this too.”

Williams spoke with DETOUR during the Original Tee Golf Classic at the Wild Turkey Golf Club in Hamburg, NJ. The tournament unites Black golf enthusiasts from across industries, giving them an opportunity to get out, compete and network with like-minded people.

Click on the video to learn more about African Americans in golf and stay tuned for more golf coverage from DETOUR.


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