Category: Golf

Nyhus leading on the course and in the classroom

Golfer Kim Nyhus is in the midst of her junior season at UVU. Her scoring average of 79.6 is third on the team and she had a top-10 finish at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic in Springville earlier this season, carding a 7-over-par 149 over two rounds. In the first round of the event, she recorded four birdies and 13 pars en route to carding a 68, a record for the lowest scoring round in school history. “It’s going really well,” Nyhus said. “My scoring average is the lowest it’s ever been and the team scoring average is the...

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Slicing Stereotypes in the game of golf

PART ONE OF TWO Every group has its stereotypes, including golfers. Since the 15th century, golf has historically been known as a “gentlemen’s game” played by men of noble birth or superior social position. It was a game where only the wealthy were allowed on the course or into the country club. If you didn’t have roots from a superior social position, then you were frowned upon when it came to playing golf. However, the sport has evolved a great deal in the last few decades, and so have its players. The new generation of golfers doesn’t fit the...

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