The numbers are more disconcerting than alarming: According to the latest Census figures, African-Americans comprise 12.6 percent of the population, yet the 1.4 million who golf make up only 5.5 percent of nation’s 25.7 million who regularly participate in the sport.
Jeffrey Cunningham is not surprised. One of the top junior golfers in Palm Beach County, Cunningham, 14 and an eighth-grader at St. Mark’s Episcopal in Palm Beach Gardens, said he’s frequently the only African-American entered when he competes at junior tournaments both in Florida and around the country.
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