The Golf Channel will debut its new reality competition series, Altered Course, which combines golf, speed, fitness, teamwork and decision-making as teams navigate re-imagined and extreme golf holes in excess of 700 yards, traversing the natural obstacles and challenging terrain as fast as possible. Altered Course’s inaugural season will take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The tournament-style competition series will feature eight two-person teams racing against the clock as they take on the twists and turns of these extreme golf holes – one Altered Course hole can incorporate upwards of three traditional golf holes – in an alternate-shot or scramble format. Teams will be scored on both shots taken as well as time, with weekly eliminations leaving one team left standing as the champion of Altered Course.
One of the two-person teams competing in the series are the “Georgia Boys”, Shepherd Archie and Wesley Yates two college buddies who attended the same Historically Black College.
Best friends and college teammates while at Florida A&M University, Shepherd and Wesley have ultimate goals of walking the fairways on the PGA TOUR. Young and strong, they learned the game through The First Tee (Wesley – First Tee of Atlanta; Shepherd – First Tee of Augusta). A member of the First Tee of Augusta Wall of Fame, Shepherd also competed in the 2004 and 2007 First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, and was a First Tee Scholar in 2007. Wesley was a member of his high school region championship golf team in 2005, and was team MVP in 2006 and 2007.
Shepherd and Wesley first met on the golf course as teammates at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where they played all four years. The two recorded multiple top-10 finishes in college, highlighted by Wesley’s eighth place finish at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship his senior year and Shepherd’s two tournament victories. Off the course, both helped each other through difficult times in college, and they’ve grown to become best friends. Currently, they are competing on the various mini tours as they push each other to realize their goal of competing on the PGA TOUR.
Be sure to tune-in and support Shepherd and Wesley as they compete on Altered Course, Monday, June 15 9PM ET on Golf Channel. For more information visit the Altered Course website.
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