Spend any amount of time with Kaylin Yost (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) and you’ll quickly
understand why she exudes excitement and a zest for life.
She’s back in the game of golf.
Following the 2015 season, she quit at the tender age of 23 and took a job with a startup company called JetSmarter, an Uber-for-jets operation, which competes with the likes of Wheels Up. Yost had your typical 9-5 job where she was responsible for arranging charter flights for wealthy pockets in South Florida.
By Beth Ann Nichols
PHOENIX – Kaylin Yost quit golf in 2015 and got a job at JetStarter.
“Like Uber for jets,” she explained.
She played golf only four times in the next year. The pictures on social media – her peers jet-setting around the country and the world while she ran the company’s shuttle system – eventually got to her.
By Keely Levins
Were do you begin to tell the story of Kaylin Yost? A Monday qualifier making her first career LPGA start, the 24-year-old from Pembroke Pines, Fla., shot an opening-round 67 at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, putting her three strokes off the lead shared by a fivesome of players, including Ariya Jutanugarn and Stacy Lewis.
Making her play all the more remarkable is that Yost is almost entirely deaf, her parents discovering when she was 2 that she suffered from 90 percent hearing loss.
Source: Golf Digest
By Ben Everill
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Moments before he headed to the iconic first tee at Riviera Country Club, Kevin Hall walked to the edge of the cliff on the putting green overlooking the historic layout, and needed a moment to himself.
For the hearing-impaired golfer, the reality of his first start on the PGA TOUR in almost 11 years was sinking in. His nerves “were all over the place.”
Source: PGA Tour
By Jason Sobel
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- The powers-that-be at the Genesis Open -- a group that includes new tournament host Tiger Woods -- had a terrific idea. They decided to rename their annual exemption for a golfer representing a minority background in honor of the legendary Charlie Sifford.
Then they had an even better idea.
They gave the exemption to Kevin Hall.
By Brentley Romine
Kevin M. Hall will play in next week’s Genesis Open on a sponsor exemption – but not just any sponsor exemption.
Hall has received the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption, which has afforded a golfer representing a minority background the opportunity to compete in the PGA Tour event for nearly a decade.
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