WOCG is an organization that has trained over 400 women since 2014 and has boosted the spectatorship of golf in the Tampa Bay area.
Women of Color Golf (WOCG) is a nonprofit designed to increase & facilitate minority participation in the sport of golf for women and girls. In three short years, it has introduced over 350 minority women & girls to the fundamentals of golf in the Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida Bay area & Washington, D.C. The organization helps increase its member’s business networking engagement on the golf course. The nonprofit also has a mentoring program designed for girls ages 10 -17, called Girls on the Green Tee (GOTG-T). The program encourages girls to develop skills that can help them recognize self-characters and accomplish personal goals. WOCG focuses on establishing a pathway for women of color so they learn fundamental golf skills and its business benefits.
WOCG provides organized golf clinics and other events for almost all types of social groups. Some of their clinics include From Ladies' Golf Instructions to Men's Golf Instructions, Co-Ed Golf Clinics (Men and Women), Junior Golf Instructions, Corporate Golf Clinics, Golf Instructions ON-THE GO and Specialty Request: Sororities, Fraternizes, Churches, Friends & Family Golf Clinics. The nonprofit has grown into a nationally recognized, community-based program, with a recognition by former President Barack Obama, as a U.S. White House Champion of Change for After School Extra Curricula Enrichment for Marginalized Girls. WOCG has been featured in Forbes, Golf For Her, Professional Golf Association (PGA) magazine and local media broadcasts. It has grown beyond clinics to include events that are membership-based, and it has secured partnerships with organizations such as the Tampa Sports Authority and the Executive Women Golf Association.
Core values/mission statement
Education, Exposure, Experience, Economics
Clemmie Perry has over 20 years’ experience working for two Fortune 500 companies (Lockheed Martin Corporation and Florida Power & Light Company). At Lockheed Martin Corporation, Ms. Perry served as the Corporate E-Learning Training Manager. She was responsible for managing virtual learning teams and developing online corporate training materials for 130,000 Aerospace & Defense employees. At Florida Power & Light Company in Miami, Perry was responsible for electrical distribution systems training and the implementation of smart grid and smart meter technology training programs. She also owns a training development and consulting company, Educational Training Consultants (E.T.C). The business entrepreneur earned her B.S. degree from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida and an M.S. from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.