Andy Walker, Director of the UGA Developmental Academy

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By Bo Van Pelt & Farrell Evans, Bo Van Pelt, and Farrell Evans. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

On the PGA Tour there are just four African-American players. Andy Walker, the 45-year-old African-American and Lynn University men’s golf coach, wants to change that with the creation of the UGA Developmental Academy, which will nurture African-American golfers for careers as tour players and employment opportunities in the industry. Walker knows what it takes to compete on the game’s highest level. The Phoenix native was a member of Pepperdine’s 1997 men’s golf national championship team, as well as a Korn Ferry Tour veteran. With old friends, Bo and Farrell, Andy shares his vision for changing the face of the game and reviving the spirit of the UGA, the black golf circuit that before the integration of the PGA Tour in the 1960s was the chief proving ground for the best black players.

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