Charlotte, NC-- Revolution Park Golf Course,
1225 Remount Road, will hold a special ceremony to rename the golf course the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 3 p.m. The renaming ceremony will be preceded by a shotgun start golf tournament at 8 a.m. Participants may register for the tournament as teams by visiting www.charlottepublicgolf.com
or as individuals by calling Scott McClure at 704-622-1988. Space is limited to the first 14 teams or 56 players. Cost is $500 per team or $125 per player.
The ceremony will include an invocation by the Rev. George Cook Jr. of Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, followed by a brief recognition and reflection period, remarks by golf colleagues and Dr. Sifford, as well as an unveiling of the new sign.
As part of the festivities, golfers will have the opportunity to play the course on May 4 at 'back in the day' rates of $2.50 (9-holes) or $5 (18-holes). Golf carts are not included. Call 704-333-3949 to reserve a tee time.
Dr. Sifford was born in Charlotte in 1922 and later became a successful PGA Tour professional. He is recognized as the first African-American to receive his official tour player’s card and compete in PGA events. During his career, Dr. Sifford won the 1967 Greater Hartford Open Invitational, 1969 Los Angeles Open, and the 1975 PGA Seniors' Championship. In 2004, Dr. Sifford became the first African-American inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course is one of seven public golf facilities owned by Mecklenburg County.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Revolution Park Sports Academy.