Drew Charter School’s golf team won 2019 state championship last May received their state championship rings on Tuesday, Nov. 19, according to 11 Alive. The team members worked together to design the rings.
The team earned the title and made history when they were the first all African American golf team to win a state title in Georgia and the first from Atlanta Public Schools to win a golf state title. They gained national attention and made their entire community proud.
“It was just an incredible experience to be able to lead this team to make history,” Coach Joe Weems said.
“It was a dream come true,” Anthony Ford, a captain on the winning team, said. “We had been working hard way before the season even started, and we just got led in the right direction by our coaches and our peers and our support group is huge.”
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Two of their three seniors who were on the state title team are currently playing college golf.
Coach Weems hopes their accomplishment inspires other young golfers.
“Anything is possible,” he said. “If you really work hard and you stay committed and have your team and everybody with you, you can do some incredible things.”