RICHMOND, Va. (July 2, 2021) – First Tee – Greater Richmond has announced that Demitri Keopradit and Chandler Scott have joined the operations staff, both as Assistant Golf Professionals.
Keopradit will be primarily based out of The Tattersall Youth Development Center in Chesterfield, while Scott is working at The Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range in downtown Richmond.
Both collegiate golfers, Keopradit and Scott will have a wide array of responsibilities, including assisting in the daily operations at The Tattersall and Elson Redmond, providing lessons and club fitting sessions, and overseeing golf leagues, tournaments, and patron relationships.
“Chandler and Demitri are great additions to our growing team and will make an immediate impact at our facilities,” First Tee – Greater Richmond Chief Operating Officer Kelly McAnally said.
“With their collegiate golf experience in addition to previous positions at high end courses in the Mid-Atlantic region, they are excellent role models for our First Tee participants in addition to providing first class customer service to the Greater Richmond community.”
Keopradit comes to First Tee – Greater Richmond after working at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm shortly after concluding his collegiate career. At Wilson College, Keopradit was chosen to the 2014-15 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) All-Conference Second Team, becoming the first male athlete to be named on an NEAC all-conference team.
The opportunity at First Tee – Greater Richmond brings Keopradit, a native of Springfield, Va., back to his home state.
Scott started at First Tee – Greater Richmond in late May after a successful career on the Virginia Wesleyan University men’s golf team. Scott joined the Marlins during his sophomore year, becoming a consistent fixture in the team’s five-man lineup.
A native of Chesapeake, Va., Scott brings a lineage of golf professionals to First Tee – Greater Richmond, as his father was a PGA Professional.
First Tee – Greater Richmond is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, First Tee – Greater Richmond creates active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.
For more information on First Tee – Greater Richmond, visit www.firstteerva.org.