Dubs Golf Team Shooting for Above Par Season


Putt-ing one Foot Forward: The Warrior golf team is ready for action. Front row: Davis Maxey, Evan Eligson, Russell Makepeace Middle row: Vincent DeLorenzo, Ray Hackett, Benjamin Flores Holt Marbut Back row: Christopher Lee, Fred Bruce, Ned Coleman, Trevor Dozier, George Lyon

As the season changes and the grass becomes greener, the boys on the North Atlanta golf team are prepared to begin competing in matches. With tryouts taking place Feb.11 and 12, most of the players were already in mid-season form and ready to take advantage of the rare sunny days during winter in Atlanta. The team has been finalized and the golf Dubs are ready to show off their talent throughout the state.

The golf team is shaping up to be stronger than ever. New talent has joined the experience of the returning players leading to high hopes for the squad. Returning players include Ray Hackett, Vincent DeLorenzo, Christopher Lee, Benjamin Jennings, Ned Coleman, Holt Marbut, and Evan Elgison. New players include Fred Bruce, Trevor Dozier, George Lyon, Gage Lane, Davis Maxey, Russell Makepeace. “The team is coming together really well,” said team captain Ray Hackett. “I am definitely looking forward to see what this team is capable of.”

Now that the renovation of the self-described “revolutionary and reversible” Bobby Jones Golf Course is complete, the golf Dubs are playing and practicing on what is inarguably the nicest public golf course in Georgia. The school’s Bobby Jones connection was spearheaded by Marty Elgison, the parent of two North Atlanta students. Elgison, president of the Bobby Jones Foundation, was able to work the connection whereby North Atlanta is the only the high school in metro Atlanta that practices on the famed and beautiful course. “It is a privilege to have Bobby Jones as a spot to practice,” said Hackett. “And the course is a perfect mix of fun and challenging.”

Despite the number of beautiful courses in the metro Atlanta area, the Dubs prepared to head southbound to Jekyll Island where they competed in their first tournament of the season on March 2. Both the boys and girls played at the Jekyll Island Golf Club against 28 schools from counties all around the state including Glenn County, Camden County, Lee County, Colquitt County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and Cobb County. “It was such a great experience to compete against schools from all over Georgia,” said Hackett. “It was a true test of how talented we truly are.”

With spring on the rise, the North Atlanta golf team is looking to make a name for itself throughout the school and the state. With the addition of new players and a new course, the Dubs are bound to have their strongest season yet.