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Briefs: Local golfer wins trip to Scotland, sets record at St. Andrews
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Local golfer and Salem senior Miles Goldman had quite a summer vacation.

Goldman just returned from Scotland where he played a variety of legendary and traditional courses all over the nation thanks to a program through First Tee of Eastlake golf academy.

The youngster was selected as one of four students from the instructional program to travel overseas and play at some of Scotland’s best courses from July 24-Aug. 1 after submitting an essay.

Goldman shot a junior-record 2-under (79) on the junior course at the famous Old Course at St. Andrews, and finished up 2-over (74) at the seaside Kingsbarns Golf Links course.

Goldman, who stopped playing on his high school team to get PGA-level coaching at First Tee in advance of his probable collegiate career, was also a top-ranked state tennis player before focusing on golf full time.


The National Collegiate Scouting Association is holding a seminar at the Heritage auditorium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The free event is being hosted by Rockdale County Public Schools and is geared toward educating student-athletes and their parents about the world of collegiate recruiting.

The program, entitled College Recruiting Simplified, will help prep athletes figure out how serious they are about playing sports at the next level, if they can and how to go about dealing with or attracting the recruiting process.

Students participate in any sport are welcome, and the proceedings will be led by former Georgia Tech and Buffalo Bills running back (and two-time Georgia high school player of the year) Joe Burns.