On the course, rising Georgia State junior men’s golfer Alan Fowler is known for putting all of his energy and emotions into every shot. This summer, along with working on his own game, Fowler has spent a great deal of time helping bring the game of golf to those who have never touched a golf club before.
Fowler, in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of Hall County and the YMCA, will host a Ryder Cup style golf tournament today and tomorrow at Chicopee Woods Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will go to both the organizations that are playing a role.
A total of 28 players – many high school players and coaches – have signed up for the two day event that will raise $1000 for the two non-profit organizations.
The format of the tournament will be nine holes of stableford play, nine holes of alternate shot play and 18 holes of best ball play.
“My main goal is to give kids a chance to start playing golf that have never played before,” stated Fowler.
Each team is has a captain, just like they do at the bi-annual event between the United States and Great Britain. One of the captains will be former Georgia State golfer Morgan Nix, who graduated from State in 2007.
Fowler hopes to see a new generation of golfers take-on the game and help build what he has started in the future.