GolfRomeGa.com came about long before it was actually implemented.
Joedy McGraw has worked in the golf business since 1996. During his first eight years, Joedy worked as a club professional where his responsibilities included managing daily golf shop operations, merchandising, tournament planning and organization, and teaching individual and group lessons and clinics. The clubs he has served include The University of Georgia Golf Club, Chattahoochee Country Club, and here locally at Coosa Country Club, and Horseleg Country Club.
In 2005, Joedy began working in golf course maintenance and spent several years at Cherokee Golf & Country Club in Cedartown, Georgia before becoming Head Superintendent of BEAA Country Club in Rome in late 2011. In the summer of 2013, Joedy moved back to Cherokee Golf & Country Club to serve as a golf professional and pro shop manager. A year later, Joedy moved back to BEAA as general manager/superintendent, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the club as well as the maintenance of the golf course. In 2017, Joedy became the general manager of Cherokee Golf & Country Club.
Jarratt Bryan first picked up a golf club while he was in college at Florida State University. Once he graduated and moved to LaFayette, Ga., a lack of money and time curbed his addiction and passion for the game.
In 2000, Jarratt opened his home-based business The Digital Pen. Initially, he focused on building websites. While he still does this for a select clientele, his primary focus is on restoring damaged photographs, creating DVD slideshows and photo collages, scanning slides, and transferring VHS tapes to DVD.
Jarratt's love of golf was reignited in the summer of 2008 when his then 9-year-old son Jonathan wanted to emulate his "Paw Paw" and play golf himself. A year later, Jonathan got his own clubs and has been swinging for the greens ever since.
Knowing his son needed a foundation in the game that he couldn't provide, Jarratt searched for a coach and found it in Joedy. When Joedy broached the subject of a Rome, Ga. golf website, the two began working on ideas and plans. In the summer of 2011, those plans became a reality!