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Earl Anthony Cooper earned a Political Science degree from Morehouse College. He was the first African American golf professional at two clubs that are more than 100 years old ­ Detroit Golf Club in Michigan and Wilmington Country Club in Delaware.

Photo By: Andre Wright Jr. @Coloroflife Branding

Photo By: Andre Wright Jr. @Coloroflife Branding

Now he is back, and active in the Wilmington community where he grew up. Born in 1989, Earl is the youngest person to serve on the Board of The First Tee Delaware, the same program where he got his start.

Already the proud author of two children’s books that plant the seed about attending college, his third book is in production. He is a motivational speaker at local schools and has spoken internationally. Recently, he became the youngest academic inductee into his high school’s Hall of Fame.

In 2010, Earl was instrumental in helping Morehouse College earn its first PGA National Minority Championship, and in 2015 he finished in the Top 25 at the Delaware Open. As a Class­A PGA Professional, Earl’s goal is to expand the game of golf into all minority demographics.

Earl helped build a successful junior program in Michigan and now runs the annual Junior Elite Boot Camp in Florida, where he offers a unique golf experience.

You may have seen Earl on The Golf Channel or Delaware Way TV show.

Photo By: Andre Wright Jr. @Coloroflife

Photo By: Andre Wright Jr. @Coloroflife Branding

You may have read
about him in The News Journal or PGA Magazine. You may have spotted him listed in the 2015 Delaware 40 Under 40.

Always on the move, Earl started 2016 with a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica (where he hosted several golf clinics for local school children); a feature on PGA Best Practices; and was a guest on the Sirius XM Radio PGA Tour channel.

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