Swinging for Success: Celebrity Golf Tournament Helps Young Golfers

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DALLAS, TX —Prairie View and Grambling aren’t the only ones gearing up for the State Fair Classic this weekend.

“The Radio One Golf Classic actually kicks off the State Fair Classic in the Dallas area, which has been a tradition for years here,” Radio One Vice President and General Manager Gary Spurgeon said.

Even a few famous faces stopped by—going from making club bangers, to swinging one!

“I can’t tell y’all the secret, but I can give y’all some tips,” Dallas native rapper Dorrough said.

“My daughter really kicked my butt so bad. So competitive until I just wanted to beat my daughter, and once I could beat my daughter, I said, well, hell let me see if I could beat my friends,” legendary rapper Scarface said.  “It’s just best to beat the course.”

“Think I’m going to be the winner?  I don’t think nothing. I wake up and I do it,” comedian and actor Joe Torry said.  “That’s it! Talk about what I think.  I think? I know I’m the winner! Scorecard is already filled out!”

Alright now!

“If I’ve got to get out here on the golf course and get good at it to help crossover with golf and hip-hop, then I’m going to do so,” Dorrough added.

But this tournament is more than just having fun on the fairways.

“The goal of the event is to actually help the First Tee of Dallas,” said Spurgeon.

Last year, the tournament raised nearly $10,000 bucks for budding golfers.

“They can learn to golf in the inner city, and the kids who don’t have the opportunity to play the game. It teaches honesty, and integrity, but those are really great qualities in life.”

Now, that sounds like a hole in one!