USGTF Hall of Fame professional Jimmy Garvin has been named the general manager of Marlton Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and recently also became a part-owner of the course. Marlton is one of just four courses in the United States owned exclusively by African-Americans. Garvin is responsible for the entire operation of the course, overseeing food and beverage, maintenance, and the pro shop. All USGTF members are welcome to stop in and visit with Garvin – if he has the time – and to perhaps take in a round of golf. The course’s website is Garvin was born in poverty in Immokalee, Florida, and with his work ethic, began to make a life for himself. He got involved in golf in 1990 as the general manager of Langston Golf Course in Washington, DC, and is best known for the Jimmy Garvin Legacy Foundation, which introduces kids to the game and gives them educational opportunities through scholarship programs. The foundation is holding its annual fundraising tournament on September 19. More information can be found at
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