Danny Yates was born in Atlanta, Ga., on May 3, 1950. He is the son of P. Dan Yates, Jr., and nephew of Charlie Yates, both Hall of Famers themselves. He won the 1970 Spirit of America and played on the 1971 and ‘72 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 pocketed both the Georgia Amateur and Georgia Mid-Amateur titles three times each. He was runner-up in the 1974 North-South and runner-up in the 1988 U.S. Amateur. He was a member of the 1988 U.S. World Amateur team, the 1989 and ‘93 Walker Cup Teams, and captained the 1999 and 2001 Walker Cup Teams. Because of his amateur accomplishments, he played in the 1989 and ‘93 Masters Tournaments. Yates served as a director of the GSGA for seven years, as a director for the Atlanta Junior Golf Association for 10 years, and a member of the USGA Junior Golf Committee for 12 years. He currently serves on the USGA Green Section Committee.