Lawrence "Larry" Powell has been the superintendent at Clearview for more than 40 years. Larry began mowing fairways at the young of 8 and has been tending to his father's 130-acre vision ever since. His precision detail and care for Clearview's fairways and greens not only make the course beautiful, but have garnered national recognition by the likes of NASA. Through his research he was able to discover a way to increase green speeds by planting virgin grasses into already established grasses, a technique found to be innovative in the golf industry.
Larry is a long -time member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) where he served on the organizations diversity task group for five years. He and his late father, Bill Powell, were the only African-American father and son members of the GCSAA. Larry also serves on the advisory board of The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.
In 2016, Larry was inducted into the National Black Golf Hall of Fame during its 30th Anniversary of highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans in the golf industry. He is the first superintendent and member of the GCSAA to be inducted.
Larry is also a member of the American Phytopathological Society.