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Our Fairview member, Malachi Knowles, will be inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Commission in March 2016. See the news release from the PBSC.  Please join us in congratulating Mr. Knowles for his many achievements.

Palm Beach County Sports Commission reveals the 2016 Hall of Fame Class including former professional athletes in hockey, basketball, soccer, and baseball along with an award-winning writer and community contributor in the world of golf.

Malachi Knowles, Community Contributor-Golf

Malachi’s passion for golf started at ten years old. In his early years at Washington Elementary and Roosevelt High School, he was anointed “shag boy” by the “Caddy Master” at Everglades Country Club in Palm Beach. Malachi started and became the first Team Captain for the Men’s Golf Team at Morgan State College in Baltimore, Maryland, earning a golf scholarship and letterman for three seasons. Malachi was the first African American to graduate with a two year “Master of Regional and City Planning” Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1965. After returning to Palm Beach County in 1993, Malachi founded “Inner City Youth Golfers’ Incorporated”, a non-profit foundation working with at risk youth between the ages of 8-17. Uniquely, ICYG has developed its own initiative: Say NO to Drugs-Say YES to Education, Culture, and Golf in order to grow the game of golf and promote the positive aspects of life. He also started the “African American Golfer’s Hall of Fame” in April 2004, which is currently headquartered in Palm Beach County. ICYG annually participates in the Palm Beach County Sports Commission’s Kids Fitness Festival as a youth golf clinician. Knowles is currently involved as a Publisher for Golf Fore Anyone, Inc.; and is a member of The Golfer’s House Committee, Bear Lakes Country Club, Fairview Golf Club, Inc. and the Sunshine State Amateurs Golfer’s Association, Inc.

 

 

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