Hello, My Name is ... Tyler Joiner

April 26, 2018

Georgia Tech junior Tyler Joiner followed his brother, Jacob, to join the Yellow Jackets’ team in 2015, and has played nine events in his career. His best finish was a tie for 25th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, where he shot a final-round 64, his sophomore year. He plans to complete requirements for his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering this spring.

Shoe size: 10
Roommates: Anton Serafini, Jacob Joiner
Three words that describe me: intellectual, reserved and reliable
Favorite late night snack: peanut buttered toast with banana on top
Favorite meal to cook: chicken curry
Favorite spot on campus: golf office
Favorite activity outside of golf: sleeping
Favorite TV channel: TBS
Celebrity crush: Emma Watson
Job I’d like outside of golf: chemical scientist
Favorite sports movie: “Greatest Game Ever Played”
Last movie I saw in the theater: “The Darkest Hour”
Top three songs on my music playlist: “Hannah Hunt” – Vampire Weekend, “Hairshirt” – R.E.M., “Fake Plastic Trees” – Radiohead
Best sports talent besides golf: Mensa
Best non-golf talent one of your teammates has: Anton Serafini – Olympic-style powerlifting
Favorite pro athlete: Russell Westbrook
Favorite pro team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite other Georgia Tech sport to watch: basketball
Most memorable sports moment: shooting 64 at The Farm in sophomore year
Favorite golf course I have played: Augusta National
Golf course I would most like to play: Kauri Cliffs
Club or shot I’m most comfortable playing: mid-iron draw
Club or shot I need to work on the most: pitch shot
Best advice Coach Heppler has given you: “You have to keep the pride meter all the way up.”
What I like most about Georgia Tech golf: We have a lot of good guys.
Best table tennis player on the team: Benny Smith
Best dresser on the team: Tyler Strafaci


Hello, My Name is … Tyler Joiner
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