Bermuda’s own Kim Swan, JP, MP, made international headlines in the professional golf arena.

The golf pro, who teaches the sport at Port Royal Golf Course, hit the inaugural shot to launch the Bermuda Championship PGA Tour.

His account of that experience was featured this week by The African American Golfer’s Digest (AAGD) on November 7, 2019.

The AAGD is a “leading print publication and online portal for avid Black American golfers”

The website says: “The publication covers the very best of the golf lifestyle”, with”exclusive content showcasing “some of the most successful, talented and prolific personalities in the game”.

“The African American Golfer’s Digest is the essential guide to the very best in the ‘soulful’ world of golf and features unparalleled content with highlights driven across a full spectrum of activities enjoyed by golfers, from celebrity tournaments,  national/regional championships,  fundraiser outings, exotic golf trips, contests, and healthy living features.

Launched in March 2003, the AAGD is located in the Financial District of New York City.

“It is 100% minority-owned and operated and is a woman-owned business and the only golf magazine specifically targeting the African American demographic in this capacity.

“It is independently published and is available by subscription only…Its massive editorial appeal comes from a ‘grass roots’ approach and partnerships generated with more than 300 golf tournaments and events annually.

“The 40-page, full color, quarterly enjoys a circulation of 20,000 and reaches 80,000 readers nationwide.

“The publication was selected as a ‘Top Business’ by (2012-2016) for service.  Awarded Best Sports Publishing Company 2017 – New York by Corporate America News (2015-2017).”

The article by Mr Swan was was written in response to Bermuda Real’s question on how it felt to launch the event with his inaugural hit before daybreak.

  • (L-R) Greg Maybury, General Manager, Port Royal & Ocean View Golf Courses, PH Horgan III, Executive Director, Bermuda Championship (PGA Tour), Zane DeSilva, JP, MP, Minister of Tourism & Transport (Bermuda, Kim Swan, JP, MP, Teaching Pro – Photo by Cindy Swan