Saturday, January 2, 2010
RE: Golf loses a Legend: William J Powell
Golf Pioneer William J Powell passed away yesterday with his family by his side. Mr Powell was truly a legend in the game of golf and he will be dearly missed. I recieved a call from my publisher Debert Cook last night informing me of Mr. Powell's passing.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Powell and his Daughter Renee at the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002. He was a warm and quiet man who made a lasting impact on the game of golf and in the lives of all the people he helped and mentored.
I am so happy that Mr. Powell had the opportunity to see the tribute issue The African American Golfers Digest released earlier this year. Mr. Powell was a hero and an inspiration to me and I will miss him.
R.I.P. William J. Powell
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