27 Years old
Starting so late. I was a multi-sport athlete in high school (earning 16 varsity letters) and golf was not my main sport. As a freshman, I was recruited (with a few other varsity field hockey players) by the varsity golf coach who was looking for athletes to compete on his team. I played all 4 years on my high school golf team but my passion at the time was lacrosse (which I actually played for a different high school since mine didn’t have a team). I earned a scholarship to play lacrosse at Stanford University and did so for all 4 years. After graduating, I used my Biomechanical Engineering degree and worked at a sports performance facility in their biomechanics division analyzing professional athletes’ biomechanics. After working for a year I realized my passion for golf was so strong that I decided to work part time in biomechanics and begin working towards a professional golf career. It has been 4 years since going part time but only 2 since I began working full time on my game. I am still an amateur but I am working hard at achieving my goal!
Sports, Biomechanics and recently I’ve have become very interested in aeronautics.
Kyle has always been surrounded by sports. She grew up playing ice hockey, swimming, lacrosse, and baseball with her brothers, which taught her to always hit the ball hard. She then fell in love with golf at the age of 14. Because she started golf in high school she was behind and had to work hard to get where she is now. She decided to pursue lacrosse in college because she knew that she could play golf into her old age. Because of this she started her career in biomechanical engineering after college. However, her passion for golf was overwhelming and she decided to start her professional golfing career a year after college, with her father by her side. Since Kyle got such a late start on her professional career, she believes that the Cooper Classic tournament could be a great learning experience to get to her ultimate goal.