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Golf Channel show chronicles sport's Negro Leagues

golfer.bmpMy review copy of Golf Channel's new documentary, "Uneven Fairways," got lost in the mail, but I caught up with it this weekend.

The show chronicles the history of black golf in general and in particular the UGA, in effect the Negro Leagues of golf, before and during the integration of the PGA Tour.

The documentary is built mostly around talking heads, but in this case the talkers - aging pros from a disappeared world - are compelling enough to make it worthwhile.

For many viewers - including me - this entire subject is a revelation, making this the best kind of documentary, one that tells us something entirely new.

Baseball's Negro Leagues have been exhaustively chronicled. But a Negro Leagues of golf? Who knew?

Click below for a list of the remaining dates and times for the show on Golf Channel.

(I will be mightily impressed with the first reader to identify the guy in the picture. Hint: His story has a strong Long Island connection.)Sunday, February 15 @ 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET

Monday, February 16 @ 9:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, February 18 @ 9:00 a.m. ET

Thursday, February 19 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 21 @ 4:00 p.m. ET

Monday, February 23 @ 2:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, February 28 @ 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET

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