Category: Golf

Ariel Elftman-Hanson: Dreaming of the Masters

Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics At nine years old, Hawaii native Ariel Elftman-Hanson picked up his first golf club and fell in love with the sport. His dream since then has been to reach the Masters; a lofty goal he is currently working hard to achieve. Growing up in Maui, Hawaii gave Elfman-Hanson the opportunity to play many sports at a young age, including baseball, which he struggled with because—as he puts it—he couldn’t master the baseball swing. He also played football and a bit of soccer, as well as spending some time canoe paddling. The opportunity to play...

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First native of Newfoundland to play NCAA Division I golf finds success at UVU

As the first native of Newfoundland to play NCAA Division I golf, sophomore Blair Bursey came to UVU with many accolades. Bursey was a four-time Provincial Junior Champion in Newfoundland and was named the NLGA Male Golfer of the Year in 2013. However, success at UVU didn’t come right away. It took Bursey 17 tries before he picked up his first individual title as a member of the UVU golf team. At the Bandon Dunes Championship on March 6-8, 2016, Bursey shot a five-under-par 208 (71-68-69) to claim the individual title and help UVU finish sixth out of 12...

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