Papwa: Golf’s Lost Legend | Biography: Sport
“What does it matter if people are on my side? They still won’t let me play!”
In 1963 Sewsunker “Papwa” Sewgolum, a former caddie, became the first golfer of colour to win a provincial open in South Africa. Self-taught, his game honed on the hills and dunes surrounding his Riverside home, Papwa won the Natal Open and instantly became a symbol of the sports boycott movement.
Two years later Papwa beat Gary Player to win the Natal Open for...