Golfers at the 5th Anniversary UBGA Scholarship Golf Classic prepare to head out.

(source: African American Golfer’s Digest)

September 30, 2019 — Harbor Links Golf Course, Port Washington, NY welcomed the United Black Golfers Association (UBGA) for their UBGA 5th Anniversary Scholarship Golf Classic.  The day-long outing satisfied 163 attendees with brunch, golf, lunch, goodie bags, silent auction, raffle, and a golf clinic opportunity for beginners.

Guests enjoying the cocktail hour, (L-R) Mrs. Clarke (Tom’s Mother) Davida, Olvia and Vernel.

“I would like to acknowledge all of our UBGA members, sponsors and supporters that helped make our 5th Anniversary Scholarship Golf Classic a success,” said Vernel Bennett, President of the member-based organization.

Vernel Bennett presents Oliva Clarke, wife of the late Tom Clarke, with Appreciation Award.

In a continued commitment to providing monetary support to students, President Bennett announced that on behalf of UBGA the organization has given out 28 scholarship,s totaling $19,000, from 2016-2019

“I would also like to give a special acknowledgment to the eight recipients of our scholarship awards program for their hard work in reaching their goal and winning our scholarship along with the Clark family, DC 37/ Local 372, Aflac, Patrick Jenkins and Associates, and the African American Golfers Digest for their support,” stated President Bennet.

Vernel Bennett (left) President with Jacques Léandre VP (far right) making the presentation to the scholarship awardees.

From 2016-2019 UBGA has distributed 28 scholarships to High School Seniors, with a total disbursement of $19,000.00 to date.

(L-R) Members of UBGA: Eugene, Jacques, Shawn, Brain, Melvin, Vernel, Davida, Cynthia, Ronald & Adrien.


Special awards presented to (l-R) Floyd, Angie, CSA Golfer and Carol.


(L-R) Curtis, Blayne, Angie and Nathaniel


The Clarke family portrait


1st place winners, L-R: Gilton, Anthony, Howard & Mitchell


Closest to the pin winner, Floyd Daniel (left) with teammates Debert Cook, CMP, Publisher, African American Golfer’s Digest, LJ Finney, and Vernel Bennet, UBGA President.