Danny Yates' Bio

Danny Yates, son of P. Dan Yates, Jr., and nephew of Charlie Yates, was born in Atlanta, Ga., on May 3, 1950. He won the 1970 Spirit of America and played on the 1971 and 1972 Georgia SEC Championship teams. In 1971, Yates made the cut at the U.S. Open. He has won the Southern Amateur, the 1992 U.S. Mid-Amateur, and has won the Georgia State Amateur three times, and the Georgia State Mid-Amateur three times. He was runner-up in the 1974 North-South Tournament and was runner-up in the 1988 U.S. Amateur. He was a member of the 1988 U.S. World Amateur Team, the 1989 and 1993 Walker Cup teams, and captained the 1999 and 2001 Walker Cup teams. Because of his amateur accomplishments, he played in the 1989 and 1993 Masters Tournaments. Mr. Yates served as director of the GSGA for seven years, as director of the Atlanta Junior Golf Association for 10 years, as director of the USGA Junior Golf Committee for 12 years, and currently serves on the USGA Green Section.

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