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Stadion Classic in full "swing"

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...no pun intended! Ha, ha, ha...

So, with the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Classic at UGA kicking off this week (an event that was won by Georgia's Russell Henley last season), Between The Hedges was on site to capture some of the action leading up to the tournament. 

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On Monday morning, a host of former Bulldogs were back in town and out at the course to participate in the Celebrity Pro-Am that afternoon. We caught up with participant Hines Ward before he teed off, and the former Bulldog and NFL star talked about how he loves coming back to Athens, his hopes to one day start a broadcasting and coaching career, and how he hoped to beat his old QB Mike Bobo on the course.

You can check out Hines' interview as well as some others right here, thanks to GTV.

Later in the day, the Georgia men's and women's golf teams held a clinic for children at the UGA Golf Course. Between The Hedges had the chance to talk to Georgia's Director of Golf Dave Cousart, who spoke highly of the event:

"It's a great event, one we normally have at the beginning of the tournament on Monday afternoon. We've got a great turnout too, looks like 150 kids or so, so that's our biggest ever--and when I say kids, we've got maybe 30 college students here, probably in addition to 150 little ones. We try to do it from three years old all the way up to college age. It's part of the Nationwide Tour, as you can see there's about 20 of those pros out here helping us. You've also got the Women's Golf team, and somewhere around here are the guys too. It's just a great, fun event."

We also spoke with Shane Todd of Chick-Fil-A Beechwood, the head sponsor of the event:

"This particular event is great because obviously, it gets kids involved. So Thursday through Sunday is the golf tournament for the golf fans, but here we get to focus on kids age three all the way up through high school. Chick-Fil-A is proud to be a part of that."


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Be sure to check out the Stadion Classic, as it's not every day a Nationwide event winds up in a small town like Athens! And you also might get to see a Georgia player or two out there! All the info you need is here

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