Calvin Peete Awards
Calvin Peete Awards
The Calvin Peete Awards 2016 Calvin Peete Awards

Amari Avery

Nicholas Gibson, 14, was the first year recipient of the Calvin Peete Award. This year he won the Drive Chip and Putt Contest Invite Championship and will participate next year at the Augusta National Golf Club, the home of The Masters.Type your paragraph here.

Nicholas Gibson


Calvin Peete Foundation


Leland's mission is to help the girls ​to invest the necessary ​time in ​​daily ​practice ​rounds ​with ​​​the support of their father​ and coach, Andre Avery. To realize the dream, Mr. Avery needs to be on the course with ​
​the girls​ ​every day​ as their full-time coach​. ​Mr. Avery ​is an honorably discharged U.S. Navy veteran who ​currently maintains a busy work schedule as an IT Specialist for the Riverside California Sheriff's Department. ​Due to their respective work and school schedules, they are currently limited to driving range sessions at night and one round on weekends.​  Being the world's best will require a great deal more practice.


​The world record for youngest player in history to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open was set this past June 2014 by 11 3/4 year old, Lucy Li.  Amari, shown on the podium to Lucy's right in the ​attached photo, will be 11 1/2 years old at Open qualifying time in June 2015.  Amari will turn 11 years old on Tiger Woods' birthday, 12/30/14, and she had her first hole-in-one on the same course where Tiger had his first hole-in-one.  They don't call her "Tigress" Avery for nothing!
We want to help ​Amari become the ​youngest ​golfer ​in history to qualify ​for the U.S. Women's Open ​in ​2015. Amari currently has a handicap index of 4.3. The USGA requires a handicap of 2.4 or lower​ be eligible​ to qualify​, and Amari is fast on her way to achieving that goal in the coming months.​

On Sept. 14, 2014, ​younger sister, ​7 year old Alona​,​ won the Cochella Valley local event at Mountain View Golf Club, beating the entire field including the boys​. She shot under par with 4 birdies! No other kid even came close to shooting under par.
The following links are from this past weekend's ​Southern California PGA Junior Tour events at Hartwell Golf Club on 9/20/14 and at Jurupa Hills Country Club on 9/21/14 where Amari finished at the top of the leaderboard at each event!
 Hartwell: Click Here. 
 
​This is not about ​just these two little superstars-to-be. The family is militantly committed to holding the doors of opportunity open for hundreds of other little Black girls and boys to a degree that our community has not ever seen.  We would like to help them get through that door so they can hold it open wide as promised.
 
As you recall from last years Awards Gala, Mr. Peete spoke firmly about our collective need to promote and protect the futures of our children. Join us as we help support Amari and Alona, two highly impressive sisters embarking on a record – breaking year of their golf careers.