NBC Nightly News featured a story on Renee Powell, PGA and the Clearview HOPE program on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell, in conjunction with The Professional Golfers’ Association of America, launched Clearview H.O.P.E., a cost-free, rehabilitative golf program for women veterans in Northern Ohio. Under the acronym of HOPE, “Helping Our Patriots Everywhere,” and the guidance of Powell, a group of women veterans came together at Powell’s historic home course of Clearview where they became part of this pioneering recreational and therapeutic program.
“Clearview HOPE gives hope to those women veterans who might feel as though they have been transparent,” said Powell. “One way of thanking our women veterans for their service to our country would be through the game of golf with programs such as this.”
Clearview H.O.P.E. gained regional and national prominence after its inaugural year, having been featured on multi-media outlets locally and around the country.
For more information about Clearview H.O.P.E., check the website at www.clearview-gc.com.
About Clearview Golf Club
Clearview Golf Club, known as “America’s Course,” is the only golf course designed, built, owned and operated by an African-American, the late William Powell. The first nine holes of Clearview opened to the public in 1948, and the course was expanded by Mr. Powell to 18 holes 30 years later. In 2001, Clearview, located on U.S. Route 30, The Lincoln Highway, was named a National Historic Site by the U.S. Department of the Interior and an Ohio Historic Site. Powell, a PGA Life Member and the 2009 PGA Distinguished Service Award recipient, passed away at age 93 on Dec. 31, 2009. His daughter Renee, LPGA/PGA, is head Golf Professional at Clearview, and son Larry, is Clearview’s superintendent. Clearview Golf Club functions now as the Clearview Legacy Foundation for education, preservation and turfgrasss research.