Milton goes fore It

Tony Milton

ATHENS - Football is the ultimate team sport. It is demanding, grueling and everybody has to be on the same page. Golf, on the other hand is not a team sport, but it is a demanding. It takes power, finesse and total concentration.

Senior running back Tony Milton has polished his skills at football and golf.

A running back for three seasons for the Bulldogs, Milton will line up at fullback this Saturday; he has lined up a few balls on the golf course as well. Tony's best score is a 71. Not bad for someone who never played a round until he was 18. In 2001, his redshirt season, Milton was seen practicing with the Georgia golf team. Former golf captain David Miller told Milton he should join the golf team as a filler – Milton never did.

"I've been to a few tournaments," says Milton. "I've been to The Masters – I go to watch Tiger, he is my favorite."

Tony's biggest competition on the greens may in fact come from some of his football coaches – fans of the links themselves. "My most difficult opponents in golf are Coach Bobo, Coach Calloway and Coach Smart," explains Milton, a Florida native. Which teammate is his toughest challenge? "Probably Joe Tereshinski," said the senior.

Milton has shot plenty of birdies as well as several eagles in his day, but he has yet to record a hole-in-one. So like most other golfers, Milton still has an excuse to his the links.

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