THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Golf Invitational Women’s Tournament THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Golf Invitational returned to a new location at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 36-hole stroke play competition for Black women golfers was held June 5 – 7, 2023. It is the home of the Meijer LPGA Classic. The winner of the
Andy Walker will coach Team USA at the prestigious Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan this summer. Andy is a BDSA alumnus who graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The late Bill Dickey was fond of Andy and mentored him as a junior golfer.
Troy Taylor II, an outstanding scholar of the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association, maintains the second-place position in the current standings while Everett Whiten Jr., a Bill Dickey Invitational alumnus is in third place.