P. Dan Yates, Jr.
P. Dan Yates, Jr., father of Danny, is a native of Atlanta, Ga., and born in 1918. He grew up on the golf course at East Lake Country Club, tagging along with his older brother, Charles, and the great Bobby Jones. From 1938-41, Yates was a member of the Georgia Tech golf team, serving as captain for three years. Some of his amateur golf victories include the 1939 Georgia Amateur, the Dogwood Invitational, the Atlanta City Championship, and the Durham, N.C. Invitational. In 1946, he was runner-up in the Georgia Amateur, and in 1941 and ‘46, he was runner-up in the Southern Golf Association Four-Ball. Yates continues to contribute to the world of golf through association. He served as a director of both the Georgia State Golf Association and Georgia State Golf Foundation. Yates passed away on May 12, 2017.