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African American Golfer’s Digest Announces Its
Augusta GolfFEST 2012

Distinguished Leaders In Golf To Be Honored
During Masters Week In Augusta, Georgia


New York, NY, January 13, 2012 – For the second year the Augusta GolfFEST, a fun-filled week of activities and golf hosted by the African American Golfer’s Digest, a PGA of America Diverse Supplier, kicks off with a bang as enthusiasts of the game gather in Augusta, George during the most heightened event of golf—the Masters.

Set among the game’s elite, the 2012 Augusta GolfFEST joins the publications 80,000 readership with locals in the Augusta area for a challenging round of competition and fun. This year, the tournament will be played at Goshen Plantation Golf Course, where former PGA Tour pro Spike Kelly is owner. Golfers will tee-off at 9:00 a.m. for a scramble format tournament followed by a delicious awards dinner, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the clubhouse.

Along with the festivities several distinguished individuals from all walks of life will be honored during the awards dinner for their performance of excellence in their fields, contributions made to the game, and for their roles in making a positive impact on growing the game among African Americans.

“I am excited about our 2012 program and I look forward to everyone having a terrific time in Augusta,” says madam publisher, Debert Cook, whose ingenuity has successfully kept the quarterly publication alive for the last nine years despite a tumultuous economic time.

“It is the growing participation of Blacks in golf that has driven the success of our many programs and events. And this year, several exception leaders will be honored during our line-up of prestigious awards at the banquet,” she continued in saying.

Honorees who will receive awards include men, women and golf organizations who have help further the cause of increasing rounds played by African Americans. The full list is being announced in a few weeks.

Augusta GolfFEST is a celebration that unites the empowering combination of golf and African American history while being dedicated to motivating, educating and entertaining all persons who seek a balanced, healthy lifestyle. The annual event is open to everyone and its Planning Committee members invite all who are in Augusta during the week to consider joining them. The schedule of events support our continuous efforts of educating, informing and enlightening the world on the significant history and contributions made by African Americans to golf.

”All of our efforts aid in generating funds are used to help continue making a positive difference in the sport for African Americans, through our print publication, online website and social conversations. I believe that the game of golf should reflect the value of personal work and commitments put forth by generations of Black golfers, Black golf industry professionals and Black-owned and operated golf businesses,” says Ms. Cook from her Wall Street office.

All programs and events are open to the public and designed with the whole family in mind for enjoying fun, fitness, exhibits and educational forums that celebrate African American history and excellence in golf. The agenda is being formatted to provide for attendees to sample products, enjoy entertaining artists, view exhibits and listen to speakers that inspire, support and enlighten you on how golf can be included as part of a healthy lifestyle, professional career or business. For more information and continuous updates visit

About African American Golfer’s Digest

The African American Golfer's Digest launched in March 2003 and is the nation’s leading authority and online portal for avid black golfers. It is headquartered in New York City’s financial district and is a 100% minority-owned and operated business. This woman-owned publication is the only golf magazine specifically targeting the African American demographic. Named PGA of America Diverse Supplier the African American Golfer’s Digest’s massive editorial appeal derives from its grass roots approach, and partnerships are generated with more than 250 top, Black-focused golf tournaments and events annually around the country. The 40-page, full-color quarterly enjoys a circulation of 20,000 and reaches 80,000 readers nationwide. Its editorial content focuses on news, tips, information and activities in the “soulful” world of golf including travel destinations, golf courses, product and equipment reviews, youth, teen and professional golfer profiles with several hosted signature events annually: Bayou Golf Tournament (July, New Orleans, La.), Diversity Pavilion at the PGA Merchandise Show & Convention (January, Orlando, Fla.), Outstanding Leaders in Golf Awards (January, Orlando, Fla.), Friends & Family Golf Cruise (February/Mexico) and the inaugural Augusta GolfFEST (Augusta, Ga., April). Promotional, marketing and advertising opportunities are available for the print edition, online at its website and for signature programs and events. The magazine’s memberships include the United States’ Golf Association (USGA), National Golf Foundation (NGF), International Network of Golf (ING), and Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. To learn more about the publication visit



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