The Benefits of Golf for Women and Communities of Color. Golf is a social sport that can open doors to key relationships for career advancement.
The mission of Women of Color Golf is to increase diversity and inclusion in the sport of golf for women and girls through instruction, mentoring, networking, health, and career-related opportunities.
WOCG seeks to create a spark of interest and inspiration in the game of golf. This inspiration is then turned into action with organized golf clinics, recreational golf events, business networking & mentoring opportunities. WOCG started in 2014, and has introduced over 1000 minority women & girls to the fundamentals of golf in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Florida bay area and Washington, D.C.
Women of Color Golf (WOCG) and Girls on the Green Tee (GOTGT) programs have grown into a nationally recognized community-based organization, with recent recognition by former President Barack Obama, as a United States White House Champion of Change, for After School Programs for Marginalized Girls.
WOCG has been featured in Forbes, Ebony, Black Enterprise, Golf for Her, Professional Golf Association (PGA) magazine, the African American Golfer’s Digest, Onyx Magazine – Women on the Move, Bay News 9, The Tampa Bay Community Network Sports TV, Tee Time Florida TV, The Golf Channel and several other local media broadcasts. The Women of Color Golf (WOCG) is a recipient of the PGA TOUR 2020 Charity of the Year and the Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero Award.
Clemmie Perry has over 20 years’ experience working for several Fortune 500 companies (Lockheed Martin Corporation, Florida Power & Light Company and Sodexo). At Lockheed Martin Corporation, Ms. Perry served as the Corporate E-Learning Training Manager. She was responsible for managing virtual learning teams and developing online corporate training materials for 130,000 Aerospace & Defense employees. At Florida Power & Light Company in Miami, she was responsible for electrical distribution systems training and the implementation of smart grid & smart meter technology training programs. She currently works for Sodexo, a global corporation, as the Quality &Training Manager, North America.
Clemmie earned her B.S. degree from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida and an M.S. from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Florida A&M University (FAMU) Alumni Association, National Football League (NFL) Cheerleader Alumni Association, Ladies Professional Golf Amateurs Association (LPGAA), International Business and Career Alliance (ICABA). She has served on the World Golf Foundation Diversity & Inclusion 2020 Task Force, the Women’s Golf Task Force and is a former Board Member for the Florida Sports Hall of Fame (FSHOF).