The Georgia College golf program and head coach Jimmy Wilson have added six newcomers to the roster for the upcoming season. The list features four freshmen and a pair of transfers with sophomore status.
Wilson has brought in two transfers this fall. These two young men will “immediately figure in” on the potential starting lineup, according to Wilson.
Nathan Moore (Bristol, United Kingdom) comes to Bobcat Nation after two seasons on the roster for Division III Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. An All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection, he was team rookie of the year in 2019 and won the Montgomery Cup event with an impressive 68-72. An All-America Scholar, he’s majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Finance.
Coach Wilson says: “Nathan is a junior in the classroom and a sophomore on the golf course that comes to us from England through Rosemont College. With a stroke average last fall of 72.8, he figures to be an option right away.”
Jacob Hatter (Alpharetta)—another junior in the classroom and sophomore on the golf course—transfers in from Division I University of South Alabama. In his rookie season, he saw action in four tournaments, adding another pair in the COVID-19 shortened 2019-10 campaign. He was among the top 20 recruits in Georgia in the class of 2018 coming out of Alpharetta High. Hatter played in 11 junior events during the 2017 calendar year, posting three top-five results while finishing among the top 25 in the individual standings on all but one occasion. He was twice the runner-up at the state tournament during his prep career. He’s majoring in Marketing.
Coach Wilson says: “Jacob was a well-accomplished junior player in the state of Georgia before signing to play with South Alabama. Jacob reached out to us this summer as he wanted to get closer to home and he already had a couple of friends on the golf team here.”
The four freshmen will push the starters as well. “These four are the future of our golf program and we are looking for big things from them both individually and collectively,” said Wilson.
Max Sheppard (Columbus) comes from Columbus High, where he played for coach Chris Parker. A two-time State Champion, Sheppard was named to the All-Bi-City First Team. He’s majoring in Mass Communication.
Coach Wilson says: “Max has impressed his teammates this fall. Max’s father, Todd Sheppard, was an assistant basketball coach here at Georgia College a few years back, so he’s got strong ties to GC Athletics.”
Woodstock High grad Billy Goddard (Canton) was a four-time letterman and Academic Scholar for head coach Derek Engram. Goddard majors in Business.
Coach Wilson says: “Billy signed early with us last year and looks to make an impact on the squad. His eagerness to become a Bobcat doesn’t go unnoticed.”
Pierce Garland (Suwanee) graduated from North Gwinnett High, where he played for coach Bryan Sellers. A three-time selection to the Gwinnett County “Super 6”, Garland was an honor graduate as well. He’s majoring in Business.
Coach Wilson says: “Pierce was recommended to us by former Bobcat Golfer Justin Connelly. Justin spoke very highly of Pierce’s ability and work ethic and Pierce has not disappointed.”
Harlem High’s Kam McDaniel (Harlem) played for coach Bill Dixon in high school. McDaniel majors in Accounting at GC.
Coach Wilson says: “Kam is a big, raw-boned, strong kid who battles Goddard every time out to see who can hit it the furthest.”
These six will look to crack the starting lineup when Bobcat Golf returns to the course in the spring.