Black History: Influences Come As Naturally As Solid Golf Swing

DETROIT (WWJ) – He lives by the swing of a golf club, Master Professional Golfer and trainer, Lindsey Mason III, known for his acumen on the greens has managed golf courses in Michigan and Florida.

His influence in Black History, not surprisingly, is from the game of golf.

Ben Davis, the first African American in the country to become head golf pro at a municipal golf course in Michigan was an early influence for Mason.

“Just the way Mr. Davis used to carry himself as a golf professional, the way he dressed, he had a very smooth golf swing and had a very good, overall golf game,” noted Mason.

He says he understands his roll in the black community.

“I always wanted to be a person that was honest – giving back to the community – being able to share my gifts, because not only do I play the game of golf but I’m a music major; I sing as well. God has blessed me with tremendous gifts and just being able to give back to individuals …” said Mason.

WWJ Newsradio 950 celebrates Black History Month by recognizing our local young African American professionals and their heroes.

You can listen to these reports live on WWJ at: 6:20 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 3:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m..

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