Englishes lending their support at Seminole

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When I got to Southwood Golf Club for Round 2 of the Seminole Intercollegiate, I had to double-check the tee sheet. I could have sworn Georgia was not in the field – and I was right – so you can imagine why two people decked out in UGA gear and walking and talking to the team caught my attention.

Who were the Bulldog fans?

Ben and Martha English, parents of UGA star Harris English.

“I have dozens of kids in this field that I have taught,” said Ben English, a putting and mental coach. “I would have been in Las Vegas, but coach Payne wouldn’t pay my airfare to fly out, so I came to support Trey Jones’ tournament.”

The Englishes live just a few minutes from Tallahassee, in Thomasville, Ga. Even though Ben English may not be following the Dawgs of Georgia, he is following Georgia State and Mercer. After all, those schools are both located in Georgia, so I guess it’s OK?

On another note, Martha English was happy to see me so she could relay a message to my colleague, Wrong Ron Balicki. The Englishes and I were talking about the Match Play preview show aired March 1 on Off Campus. Balicki, who is well known for picking UGA, negated to pick him from his top eight.

“We are so glad he didn’t pick us,” Martha English said. “Now the guys can go out and play, and not have to worry about his curse.”

If the Englishes are happy, then you know someone named Chris Haack is happy, too.

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