In 2007, the Original Tee Golf Classic (OTGC) proudly honored Dr. Charles L. Sifford and established the True Original Award in his honor. The OTGC continues to celebrate his legacy by bestowing the True Original Award on individuals exemplifying the commitment, passion, fearlessness, and original style that Dr. Sifford so gracefully embodied. Our True Original Honorees have included:
Luther Campbell “Uncle Luke”
We proudly honored Luther Campbell, rapper, record executive, and actor, with the 2019 True Original Award.
We proudly honored Anthony Anderson, comedian, actor, writer, and game show host, with the 2018 True Original Award.
We proudly honored Doug Williams, Super Bowl Champion, with the 2017 True Original Award.
We proudly honored Smokey Robinson, legendary singer, songwriter, and producer, with the 2016 True Original Award.
We proudly honored Lee Elder, the first African American to compete in The Masters, with the 2015 True Original Award.
We honored supermodel and entrepreneur Beverly Johnson as the recipient of our 2014 True Original Award.
We honored golf legend and true golf royalty Renee Powell as the recipient of our 2013 True Original Award.
We honored NBA legend and Hall of Famer George “The Iceman” Gervin as the recipient of our 2012 True Original Award.
We honored NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Samuel “Mr. Clutch” Jones as the recipient of our 2011 True Original Award.
We honored NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving as the recipient of our 2008 True Original Award.
Dr. Charlie Sifford
The True Original Award was established in 2007 to honor Dr. Charles L. Sifford and other pioneers.