Campbell women’s golfer Kaylin Yost: “I want to go to nationals”


(Kaylin Yost | Photo by Bennett Scarborough)

Our Spring 2013 issue of Campbell Magazine includes a profile of Kaylin Yost, the reigning Big South Women’s Golfer of the Year. Here’s some additional information about the junior communications major from Florida.

Go to this blog entry to read a Q&A with her coach, John Crooks, and what he says about all nine members on the women’s golf team, which he says may be the deepest and best squad he has had since he has been at Campbell.

Why I enjoy golf: I’m passionate about it. I like seeing the different golf courses, meeting people and traveling.

What golf has taught me: Patience. If you work hard and stay with it, you’ll get what you want.

What I want others to know about my teammates: We’re close-knit, like sisters. Friends forever. We have team dinners. We’ve live together. Everyone is so positive.

What I hope to accomplish before I graduate: As a team, I want to go to nationals, and I would like to win the conference. You have to finish in Top 8 at regionals. We finished 10th last year, and we were so close. I want us to do it this and next year, too.

Why Campbell women’s golf has been successful: It’s Coach [John Crooks]. You can see that he’s passionate about it, and he’s recruited a lot of great players. He brings in nice girls who want to work hard and just play.

What I do if I have a bad round: Pray, talk to my parents and just realize that it could have always been my worst.

Favorite golf course: There are so many beautiful golf courses that I’ve played on. I don’t think we’ve traveled anywhere where we haven’t played on a beautiful course.

Favorite golf club: A driver. I like to be aggressive, and I think that’s the best part of my game — hitting fairways.

Why I’m a communications major: I wanted to stay away from math! I like being around people. I like photography. I like news and journalism and public relations.

My long-term goal: To make be LPGA Tour, or to work in the golf world.

What it’ll take to make the Tour: A lot more dedication and work on the short game. Continue to play tournaments, and continue to practice.

How I’ll improve my short game: Practice. Practice. Practice.

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