Golf Tournament Registration

National Black Golf & Jazz Pioneers Tournament and Achievement Awards. Tournament Registration Opens FEBRUARY 1, 2015. Registration includes practice balls, greens fees, shared cart and lunch. Golf registration Does NOT include the evening awards banquet ($50.00).  Register for golf and purchase banquet tickets HERE. RATE:  Individual golfer $75.00 (early bird rate) Individual golfer $125 after March 19….

We’ve Got the Hot & Spicy!

Let’s get your groove on, while enjoying some tasty culinary cuisine! Dinner plates will be bustling at the Southern-style meal for the National Black Golf & Jazz Pioneers Tournament and Achievement Awards, with unforgettable, mouth-watering goodness, as down-home tradition takes center stage at this awards networking banquet.  Tonight, your taste buds will be wanting for nothing…

Make Plans To Join Us!

New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities – It’s home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations. The National Black Golf & Jazz Pioneers Tournament and Achievement Awards is proud to hold its 2016…

Meet the Distinguished Honorees!

Here is our list of distinguished professionals who will be joining us to accept their awards. They come from all across the area and represent some of the best in Golf, Music, and Community Service with histories of diligence, perseverance, passion and success.   Each individual, carefully selected by the program presenter,  is an example of…

Ready To BIG Your Brand?

Having a presence at the National Black Golf & Jazz Pioneers Tournament and Achievement Awards will position you and your business as an authority in your industry. You will gain respect and credibility by being involved. Prominently display your products, signage and marketing materials during the golf tournament, inside attendee gift bags and/or at the…

N’Awlings is -Da’ Place

NEW YORK, NY —  “This is a very exciting time for anyone who enjoys golf, music and creating a better society by positively growing communities of color.  The National Black Golf & Jazz Pioneers Tournament and Achievement Awards is bringing recognition to the strong leadership that is propelling our minority communities forward”. –Glennon Bazzle (Founder, Project Director,…

Honorees List

GOLF HONOREES: James R. Beatty, President, NCS International Debert Cook, CMP, Publisher, African American Golfer’s Digest Michael W. Cooper, Ph.D. Thomas Frank, LPGA Caddie Arthur “Ducky” Gilbert Gladys Lee, LPGA, Founder, Roaring Lambs Selina Johnson, Founder, Hollywood Golf Jim Thorpe, PGA Champions Tour Player & Champion Victor J. Vavasseur, Retired Educator/Director of Golf, New Orleans Recreation…

Orange Kellin

Orange Kellin may be best known for being one of the creative originators of the mega hit stage musical One Mo’ Time,  where he was musical director and clarinetist in the on-stage jazz band. Charles Isherwood in Variety enthused in the review of the 2002 Broadway production: “Fleet-fingered clarinet player Orange Kellin(s)… solos alone are practically worth the…

VICTOR J. VAVASSEUR

My adult achievement began when I successfully passed the National Teachers Examination.  Attempting two options on the same test day was due to the encouragement of Dr. V.K. Richards (“you know enough to do both”). My service as a teacher began at J.S. Clark H.S. in New Orleans.  I taught Social Studies from 1957 to…

Debert Cook, CMP

Ms. Cook launched the African American Golfer’s Digest as a nationally distributed print publication in March 2003 focusing on news, information and activities in the ‘soulful’ world of golf. Headquartered in Manhattan in New York City’s Financial District, the magazine has been PGA of America Diverse Supplier since January 2009. Ms. Cook is the first black woman…