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The Calvin Peete Foundation | 2018 Awards

FOUNDATION

The Calvin Peete Foundation acknowledges the talent, futures and desires of youth who want the explore the opportunity to participate in the game of golf. Through your support, CPF gives back grants to various platforms and internally funds initiatives for young golfers and partner organizations.

GOLF PARTNER

Host to the Calvin Peete Awards Golf Tournament the club features 36 holes of award-winning golf and provides the ultimate test for players of all skill levels. Ranked among the Top 20 Best Golf Courses in Georgia by Golf Digest for nearly 30 years, The Golf Club of Georgia has established a reputation as one of the prestigious clubs close by to Atlanta.

HOTEL PARTNER

The Official Hotel of the Calvin Peete Awards is the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you will enjoy our supreme location in the heart of Atlanta.

The Calvin Peete Awards


The Calvin Peete
CHAMPION Award

This award is bestowed upon young golfers who embody the same drive, humility, and fight that Calvin Peete worked so hard to build during his epic career. Calvin Peete made it very clear that he cared dearly about our youth, and this award is presented to an individual who is a growing reflection of his legacy.

The Calvin Peete
MASTER OF THE CRAFT Award

Without consideration of athletic accomplishments, the award recognizes a lifetime of achievement by people who in the spirit of Calvin Peete, dedicated themselves to the pursuit of the ultimate professional accomplishment: the mastering of one’s craft.

The Calvin Peete
PLAYER OF YEAR Award

This humanitarian award greets corporate executives with gratitude for industry excellence and community service. We are strong supporters of business owners and corporations that share our values of diversity, culture, and exceptional sportsmanship on and off the golf course.

The Legend


July 18, 1943 – April 29, 2015

Professional Golfer Calvin Peete was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 18, 1943. Toward the end of the 20th Century Peete had become the most successful African American golfer on the PGA Tour, with 12 wins and a record that would be surpassed only by Tiger Woods who turned professional in 1996 at age 20. In 1983, dubbed “Mr. Accuracy” by fellow golfers for his ability to hit the ball consistently onto the fairway, Peete hit a staggering 84.55 percent of fairways in 87 PGA Tour rounds.

In 1984, he won the Professional Golf Association’s (PGA) “Vardon Trophy,” for PGA Tour leaders with the lowest scoring average. He was a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup teams in 1983 and 1985 and among the “top 10” in the “Official World Golf Ranking” for several weeks, during the rankings’ 39-week inaugural year, 1986.

After earning his PGA Tour card in 1975, he went on to win his first tournament, the Milwaukee Open, in 1979. The following year he qualified for the Masters in Augusta, Georgia and became the first African American to win The Players Championship in Vedra Beach, Florida, five years later.

During his 20-year career on the PGA Tour, Peete finished fourth on the money list in 1982 and had two-win seasons in 1983, ’85 and ’86. His success waned in the 1990s. Between 1991 and 1995 he appeared in 21 events. His last PGA Tour start came at the 1995 Player’s Championship,

Ironically the same year that 20 year old Tiger Woods joined the professional ranks. After retiring from competition in 1995, he continued to play in the Legends of Golf Tournaments until 2009.

Calvin Peete

The Letter


Message from the Mr. Warren Barge & The Calvin Peete Foundation

Calvin Peete was my friend of over thirty years. We met at the Heritage Classic in Hilton Head, South Carolina and traveled the world together. What I remember most is driving down Magnolia Lane to the Augusta National, an experience Calvin thought he was unworthy of. The Masters can be intimidating to a golfer, especially for a black man who joined the PGA Tour at an age when many stars were considered “past their prime”. Calvin kept a cool head and just looked at his golf ball and said, “Don’t bring me no bad news.” Although he never won the Masters, I remember Calvin truly believing that perhaps he could win The Green Jacket, and this was motivation enough to achieve greatness and unknowingly inspiring other young black golfers to believe the same.

Calvin was the leader in driving accuracy on the PGA Tour for 10 straight years, from 1981–1990, an accomplishment that has never been duplicated. Mr. Calvin Peete was inducted into the African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. Calvin’s mission was always to reach back to the youth and get them involved in the game of golf. During the first annual Calvin Peete Awards, Calvin urged the attendees to push the black youth beyond even their own expectations, and to be aware that we are all examples that will shape our future.

The annual Calvin Peete Awards is a special and monumental event that acknowledges leaders and champions in their respective fields while also recognizing history and the challenges the award winners had to face to achieve their greatness. Similar to Mr. Calvin Peete and what he faced on his path to success, these awards are given to champions of their craft, those who have faced inferior circumstances and worked hard to overcome them with leadership, dedication, hard work and class.

Through the Calvin Peete Awards, The Calvin Peete Foundation is able to provide opportunities to aspiring, driven, focused and motivated youths of all skill levels to participate and develop through the game of golf. Funds raised are given to partnered charitable causes in addition to providing select junior golfers with the opportunity to play and practice golf at The Golf Club of Georgia. This monthly experience provides experiences for young children who want to learn the game, and have a desire to continue learning the game, rewarding them with competition, etiquette and perseverance. The Calvin Peete Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the deserving achievements of our community leaders while fueling the next generation of golfers from diverse backgrounds in Atlanta.

Every day, with your support and belief, I continue his message and legacy.

Warren E. Barge Jr.

2018 Schedule


Saturday, October 6th

9:00 AM
Community Initiatives

10:00 AM
VIP Practice Rounds & Lounge

6:30 PM
Red Carpet, Media Interviews & Welcome Reception

8:30 PM – Midnight
The Calvin Peete Awards, Musical Performance & Recognition Program
Dinner & Dancing

Sunday October 7th

11:00 AM
Gifting & Registration

12:45 PM
Opening Ceremony , Check Presentation

1:00 PM
Shotgun Start

4:30 PM
Tanqueray & Tacos Clubhouse Lounge

5:30 PM
Golf Tournament Awards & Closing Ceremony

2018 Award Honoree


Cameron Champ

Cameron Champ first captured the attention of the golf world with his remarkable talent competing as an amateur at the 2017 U.S. Open, out-driving the entire field and finishing T32 as an amateur. Earning his PGA TOUR card in less than year with his first professional victory and a final Web.com Tour ranking of 6th.

Cameron’s rookie season on TOUR has been remarkable with an opening season win at The Sanderson Farms Championship with a score of -21 followed by two Top 10 finishes, placing him 6th on the FedEx Cup Standings. He currently is #1 in driving distance with an average of 350+ yards off the tee.

Prior to turning professional, Cameron concluded a solid collegiate career at Texas A&M with one individual title and eight other top-10 finishes (despite sitting out most of his freshman year due to injury). He also posted an exemplary amateur record that included two more individual titles, two Rolex All-American selections, and a spot on the victorious US team at the 2017 Walker Cup.

Cameron received the prestigious Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption at the 2017 Genesis Open, awarded annually to a golfer representing a minority background. Cameron comes from very humble beginnings and learned the game from his grandfather, Mack – an African American who grew up loving the sport as a caddy but was never able to pursue playing it due to racial discrimination in the 1950′s. Cameron is a Sacramento, CA native, but resides and trains out of San Antonio, TX.

A young man dedicated to family and tradition, The 2018 Calvin Peete Award was presented to this young man and prodigy who comes from the core intersection of diversity and opportunity. Cameron’s personal and historic journey is just beginning of and will continue to flourish with destined and heartfelt success.

Cameron Champ

Packages


INDIVIDUAL

Price Is Per Package

$750
  • 2 Entries to RED CARPET and AWARDS DINNER
  • 1 Entry to GOLF TOURNAMENT
  • 1 Clubhouse lunch and reception
  • signature gifting

FOURSOME

Price Is Per Package

$2,500
  • 10 Entries to Red Carpet and Awards Dinner
  • 4 Entries to GOLF TOURNAMENT
  • 4 CLUBHOUSE LUNCH and RECEPTION
  • 4 Signature Gifting

A LA CARTE

Price Is Per Item

$PER
  • $275 | Individual Gala Entry
  • $500 | Gala For Two
  • $750 | Golf Hole Recognition
  • $500 | One Page in CPF Program

Partners


PGD Global

TOYOTA

Marriott

Atrium Hospitality

Southern Company

Tanqueray Ten

Golf Club Of Georgia

Calvin Peete Foundation

Wasserman Foundation

Global ATM

New Faze

Bill Dickey Foundation

Xerox

Ciroc

Suggs Law

Delta

Cigar City Club

Osprey Management

The RLJ Companies

BWatson&Co

Baldwin Richardson Food Co.

Jackmont Hospitality

BB&T

NORBERT SIMMONS

Wade Ford

The Benoit Group

Phillippe Murray

Stewart Brown

Dr. Marcus Polk

DAVID Group

Carter & Company LLC

Harold & Gail Lewis

IFS Security Services

BBG Black Girls Golf

Big Mountain Imaging

Diverse Public

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MAKE A DONATION

The Calvin Peete Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization in the State of Georgia Tax ID #: 81-1811127. Donations of any amount are welcome. All proceeds are tax-deductible.