Breaking barriers runs in the Powell family. Seventy years after her father, William "Bill" Powell, became the first Black American to build and own a golf course, Renee Powell isthe first Black woman to be inducted into the PGA of American Hall of Fame.
"To be inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame alongside my father is extremely special as he was my only instructor over these many years," Powell said in a statement released by the PGA. "He and my mother would be so proud. I think of all the barriers I have been able to break not only as an African-American, but also as a woman, and the doors I have been able to open because of what my family has taught me about perseverance and believing that anything is possible with a positive attitude and belief in oneself."
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