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Director of The First Tee® of East Lake

Nyre Williams is Director of The First Tee® of East Lake. Previously, he was director of The First Tee of Nashville. During his tenure at The First Tee of Nashville, he completed his First Tee Coach Certification, distinguishing him as one of only 44 First Tee coaches nationwide to reach this level of achievement. He received his undergraduate degree in health and physical education from Tennessee State University where he played on the school’s golf team.

 

 

Jeff Dunovant is the Head Golf Pro at the Charlie Yates Golf Course and the Assistant Director for The First Tee® of East Lake. He became a Professional Golfers Association (PGA) member in 1993, making him and his father the first and only black father and son PGA members. Jeff became a The First Tee Recognized Coach in November 2010. Jeff has been a First Tee National Trainer since 2012. In 2012 Jeff was named the Georgia PGA Section and Chapter Junior Golf Leader of the year. Jeff graduated from Fayetteville State University, where he was the captain of the golf team and MVP. He served on the Southwest Section PGA Board of Directors and has served on the Georgia Section PGA Board of Directors since 2005.

 

 

The First Tee® of East Lake Instructor

Brittny Lott is a native of Decatur, Georgia and developed an interest in golf at the tender age of 12. Brittny was introduced to the game by her father, the late James E. Bryant II, and he encouraged her to play. She became such an enthusiast, she started the girls golf team at her high school. She played and led the team as captain until she graduated and recieved a scholarship to Southern University A&M College for golf. While there, Brittny was a part of a team that eventually won two SWAC championships. Brittny graduatedwith a Biology degree and eventually came back to Atlanta, got married and landed an amazing job with The First Tee® of East Lake. She is now a very happy mother and is aspiring to become a PGA and LPGA teaching professional. Brittny’s hopes are that by accomplishing these goals she can inspire young girls/women to excel in the game of golf.

 

 

The First Tee® of East Lake Instructor

Kelly Willis acquired her love for golf as a participant in The First Tee® of East Lake. She was able to take the golf skills she learned at the Chapter and turn it into a college golf Scholarship.  She attended Benedict College, where she was the MVP and captain of the Women’s golf program.  She graduated in May of 2015 earning her degree in Sport Management. While in school, she would come back and work at the The First Tee® of East Lake as an instructor during the summer programs.  She found she had a passion for impacting participants in the same way she was impacted. She joined The First Tee® of East Lake team in 2016.  She quickly made an impact and is now a Level One Coach.

 

 

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The First Tee’s Reach

Our chapter is one of many in The First Tee network. The First Tee is reaching young people in all 50 states and select international locations on golf courses, in elementary schools and through other youth-serving organizations.


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