Furor over PGA site sinks golf sponsors

McManus, John; Walley, Wayne; Fahey, Alison; Teinowitz, Ira; Lawrence, Jennifer; Serafin, Raymond
July 1990
Advertising Age;7/30/1990, Vol. 61 Issue 31, p2
Trade Publication
Reports on the controversy over founder of the Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, Hall Thompson's refusal to accept African Americans as golf club members. Threats of picketing and boycotts of the event by Reverend Abraham Woods, president of the Birmingham chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Companies planning to withdrew or reduce their advertising commitments to the telecasts of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship; Plans of Delta Air Lines and Eastman Kodak Co. to drop or reduce their on-site presence at Shoal Creek.


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