(November 8, 2011)--Earl Anthony Cooper
is truly a young renaissance man. Cooper was born in Flint, Michigan
but raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He also spent some time in New Jersey,
where his father saw a flyer about the LPGA Urban Youth Golf Program
and quickly signed him up. Today, the 22-year-old, self-employed, Atlanta
resident is a 0 handicap who plays the mini-tours and writes children’s
books for a living.
Cooper was the first African American all-state golfer for the state of Delaware. His keen golfing skills reaped him a golf scholarship to play for Morehouse College’s golf team where he became an instrumental member in leading the college to their 1st division 2 National Championship in 2010. He continues to play everyday and practices at public courses. He also plays rounds with his former golf team members from college and on private courses whenever the opportunity presents itself.
During his distinctive career Cooper has earned many golf honors and achievements including First Team-All Conference 2010 and 2011. Currently, he is pursuing a professional golf career and is enrolled in the Professional Golf Association Post-Graduate Program in Port St. Lucie. Florida. “Once the six weeks is up, I will have a level 1 certification,” says a proud Cooper, who has his goals set on moving up the ladder in the industry.
To stay competitive in the game, Cooper relies on his trainer, Professional Golfer Gregory Aubrey. “We have been working really hard to make my swing more consistent. I enjoy working with Coach Aubrey because he has caddied and played on the Nationwide Tour so, he knows what it takes to get out there.”
his young life, Cooper has achieved many accomplishments that a lot
of men—younger and older— would be proud to earn, and, he
is striving everyday to instill core values in others.
He believes, if he can live his dream, coming from a humble beginning, every young child (especially Black children) can achieve the same. “I enjoy the game because I have been playing since the age of six. It has also been a place where I excelled and rose to the top. I love the fact that golf is a sport that shows you that hard work does pay off.”
Earl Anthony Cooper is a Renaissance Man – Well Read, Well Travel,
Well Spoken, Well Dressed and Well Balanced.