Editorial Review

A Review of "Twice as Good" in Golf Digest

Cover: Twice as Good: The Story of William Powell and Clearview, the Only Golf Course Designed, Built, and Owned by an African American

William (Bill) Powell’s story is an inspiring one, to be sure: The grandson of slaves who was raised in Minerva, Ohio, and found it difficult to pursue his love of golf because of discrimination. It prompted him to build his own golf course, Clearview Golf Club, which opened in 1948 in East Canton, Ohio, the only course designed, built, owned and operated by an African-American.

Now his story is told in a children’s book, “Twice as Good,” written by an award-winning children’s book author Richard Michelson and illustrated by Eric Velasquez. The title is derived from a lesson taught him in childhood, that “if you are going to get ahead in this world, you can’t be as good as the white children, you have to be twice as good.”

—John Strege

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Twice as Good: The Story of William Powell and Clearview, the Only Golf Course Designed, Built, and Owned by an African American 4.8
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