In case you missed it over the weekend, NOPGA & PGA Hall of Famer Renee Powell was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. The feature highlights Renee’s mission to make the game inclusive for all, especially her work with women veterans participating in Clearview HOPE. Click Here for video.
In its eighth year, Clearview HOPE has gone where no other women veterans golf program has gone before. Showcased nationally in a CBS “Sunday Morning” segment on Nov. 17, Clearview HOPE has nearly 60 members, including a “core” that has boosted membership by word of mouth. There are 16,500 women veterans in Ohio.
Clearview HOPE goes beyond a weekly golf instruction format to encourage growing the game. It is an experience that its founder, PGA/LPGA Professional Renee Powell – daughter of Clearview’s legendary architect – calls “life-changing.” In July, six veterans of Clearview HOPE along with guest Tiffany Davis of Tampa, Florida, a member of the Women of Color Golf initiative, were invited to St. Andrews, Scotland. Powell accompanied the women to the “Home of Golf.”
The trip was funded by St. Andrews Legacy, led by its founder and CEO, Graham Proctor. Since 2013, St. Andrews Legacy has hosted almost 150 veterans from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia.