Standouts: Black Women in Golf

An inspirational five-part series.

As an Official Partner of the PGA of America, AIG Life & Retirement is proud to support the PGA's vision to create a golf industry workforce that mirrors America. 

“We remain committed to supporting the PGA and building on our commitment to greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the world of golf and the workplace,” said Kevin Hogan, Executive Vice President and CEO, AIG Life & Retirement. “These five women and their powerful stories of dedication and perseverance serve as inspiring examples for the next generation of the golf industry.”

“The women featured in ‘Standouts: Black Women in Golf’ – including three PGA Members – have served as inspiring leaders and trailblazers for the golf industry and the game’s next generation,” said PGA President Jim Richerson. “These videos trace their stories of hope, perseverance, accomplishment and triumph.”

Renee Fluker

Dual PGA Member

Renee Fluker’s groundbreaking inner-city program is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Midnight Golf, with year-round participation of Michigan PGA Section Professionals, has earned national recognition for matriculating more than 3,500 at-risk students with 90 percent enrolling in college. 

Renee Powell

PGA Hall of Famer

Renee Powell became the first Black woman elected to PGA Membership. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Clearview Golf Club, her family’s owned and operated facility in East Canton, Ohio. Clearview is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as the first Black-owned facility in America, after her late father Bill, also a PGA Hall of Fame Member, founded the course in 1946. 

Jasmin Cunningham

Alumna of the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship & PGA Member

Jasmin Cunningham is now an Associate Account Representative at Titleist Headquarters in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, where she sits on the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee.