Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Historic Black-Owned Golf Course Falls Into The Rough

By Philly, June 27, 2016 

In 1967, four black businessmen - real estate broker Al Letson, business owner Maxwell Stanford, motel owner Robert Salsbury, and banker James Blocker - came together to purchase Freeway Golf Course, a sprawling 150-acre property in Sicklerville.

An investment of $250,000 made them the first African Americans in the country to own an 18-hole course. In the coming years, it became a model for other black-owned golf courses across the nation and a site for some of the sport's most important competitions, including the first Sammy Davis Jr. Open, now known as the Travelers Insurance Championship.

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