Renee Powell Awarded Inaugural Charlie Sifford Award

Renee Powell
Renee Powell (USGA/Jay LaPrete)

East Canton’s Renee Powell will be the recipient of the inaugural Charlie Sifford Award, and will be recognized as part of the Hall of Fame’s 2022 induction ceremony on Wednesday, March 9th during THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

The award honors an individual who personifies Sifford’s groundbreaking achievements through perseverance, confidence, respect and adaptability.

Sifford lived in Northeast Ohio for about 35 of his last 45 years, and was the former pro at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Brecksville.

Powell is the LPGA professional at Clearview Golf Club, which her father William Powell established in 1946 as the first U.S. golf course designed, built, owned and operated by an African American.