Started in the year 2000 by George Morrison and Janet Humdy-Morrison, the Morrison Golf Classic is an annual African-American amateur golf tournament held on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Originally envisioned as a way to get friends together at the end of the summer and express the couple’s shared love of golf, the event has grown steadily over the years and is now co-produced by their son, Sekou Morrison (p.k.a. Sekou Writes).
The weekend typically consists of an early morning golf tournament at Falmouth Country Club, followed by a catered white party with live music. There have also been film screenings, golf clinics, and many other fun activities over the years.
The Classic typically occurs in late August and, in addition to providing fun and fellowship, it also serves the purpose of raising money for a featured non-profit, or two. In the past, contributions have been made to:
- The USGA Museum in support of their “More Than A Game” exhibit, which seeks to celebrate the achievements of African-American golfers
- The Foundation For African Relief, a Boston-based, non-profit dedicated to alleviating suffering in Africa
- The Hyannis-based Zion Union Heritage Museum, which educates visitors about how people of color have influenced Cape Cod
- The Urban Golf Academy, a Boston-based nonprofit “dedicated to shaping the lives of African-American youth by introducing them to values inherent in the game of golf.”