Golfers are smarter … at least at Ga. Tech

Golfers are smarter than other athletes. No brag, just fact.

Now the NCAA and Georgia Tech has facts that back it up.

In data released by Georgia Tech, the school’s athletes had an 81 percent graduation success rate. That’s based on NCAA data from the four entering classes from 2004-05 through 2007-08. It includes more than 110,000 student athletes.

The Tech golf team had a 100-percent graduation success rate. (OK, so did men and women’s swimming a diving, women’s tennis and volleyball.)

But kudos to Tech coach Bruce Heppler for running a program the right way. It’s a tribute to his program, which has produced a series of smart guys (Matt Kuchar, Bryce Molder, Troy Matteson, Roberto Castro) who can also play golf.

About the Author

Hello and Welcome to The Georgia Golfer I'm Stan Awtrey, the writer and administrator for this site. I love to watch and play, although my 19 handicap index would indicate that I'm better at watching. I've played more than 200 different courses over the years, including Augusta National (twice).