Galloway’s trophy winner, Adam Gegan,
has been invited to play at the newly created Charlie Yates Golf Course in the historic East Lake community on Saturday, 25 October.
Adam was chosen for this honor because
of his leadership in promoting golf
at Galloway School, and his consistent winning scorecards on the links. He has taken
the initiative in organizing Golf as a recognized competitive sport for Middle Learning, and through his modest good nature has developed
a loyal team who plays three to four times a week on the “campus golf course” directly across the street from the school on West Wieuca Road.
Galloway School sits high on a hill in elegant Buckhead, nestled from the north amongst
the deeply-wooded hills of Chastain Park,
its “Old South” white-columned entrance overlooking the grand vista of the North Fulton Golf Course,
the skyscrapers of downtown Atlanta clearly
visible in the distance.
The “Charlie Yates Invitational” will be
the inauguration of the new golf course,
which was built as a neighborhood outreach
by civic leaders belonging to the adjoining
private course: East Lake Golf Club.
Two of its members who have been driving
forces in revitalizing these two adjoining courses,
as well as the historic East Lake community,
are well-known Atlanta developer Tom Cousins,
and his cousin Charlie Harrison, a long-time trophy winner on the amateur golf circuit. Charlie just happens to be Adam’s cousin. They both joke
that although it’s good to “keep some things
in the family,” golf is a passion they all love playing with friends - and foes alike!”