News from the SunBird Golf Shop

Laurie Moore Kelech, Golf Shop Manager

This is for all women golfers and women in general—hats off to all of you ladies.

I’d like to celebrate Black History Month with Cantana Starks. She was an American athletics coach. She was the first African-American woman to coach a men’s team at the collegiate level, when she coached the men’s golf team at Tennessee State University from 1986-2005.

In her last year as a coach, the team won the National Minority Golf Championship. Her former players included Canadian golfer Sean Foley, who in turn coached Tiger Woods and Scottish golfer Robert Dinwiddie. She was also head of the Human Performance and Sports Sciences Department at Tennessee State. She died Sept. 6, 2020, at the age of 75. What a great role model for golfers and women. Let’s honor her this month and get out and play some golf!