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Golfers Spend Halloween with First Tee of Atlanta

Oct. 30, 2010

ATLANTA – Head coach Bruce Heppler and several members of the Yellow Jackets golf team took time out of their Halloween celebration Saturday to be instructors in a golf clinic with participants of the First Tee of Atlanta.

Senior John-Tyler Griffin, junior James White, who earlier this week won the United States Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia, junior William Miller, sophomore Bo Andrews and freshmen Seth Reeves and Richard Werenski joined student-athletes and coaches from seven area colleges/universities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during a special event at John A White Golf Course, home of The First Tee of Atlanta.

“We all love the game of golf and the opportunities it can give to young people,” said head coach Bruce Heppler. “It was a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with these youngsters and hopefully help them improve, but also to boost their interest in playing the game.”

The First Tee of Atlanta and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have teamed up to organize the event, which will benefit more than 100 young people from the Atlanta area who are planning to attend. Student-athletes and coaches came from Clayton State University, Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Moorehouse College and Oglethorpe University.

The event gave The First Tee of Atlanta participants the opportunity to learn from collegiate players and coaches and in the areas of golf instruction and wellness, as well as the importance of high school graduation, preparation for college and college golf opportunities.

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