A Journey Worth Taking is an inspiring, compelling and thrilling read that takes you back to Greenwich, Connecticut in 1933. Through the eyes of an ordinary man with an extraordinary perspective, this story shares a myriad of life truths that have emerged within the fringes of obstacles and adversities.
John F. Merchant, a Connecticut attorney, is the first African-American elected to the USGA Executive Committee. Merchant, who was born and raised in Greenwich, was the first black to graduate from the University of Virginia Law School in 1958. He created the Walter N. Ridley Scholarship Fund in 1987 that assists black students enrolling at Virginia with grants and/or scholarships. And he helped create the First Tee Program, which benefits minority golfers.
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