Casey Kennedy – Professional Golfer
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Passion for Golf and the spirit of the game has been part of Casey’s character since the age of 8 when she first competed in a golf tournament. Throughout her formative years, Casey would be taught by her father to play the game of golf, teaching her techniques and proper swing form. Golf for Casey was truly a family affair, Casey would continue to compete in Florida and travel the country while touring on the AJGA, during this time, she would be chaperoned and assisted by her mother during each and every event she would participate in. As the family watched Casey grow, there was a strong sense of passion towards her goals of becoming a professional golfer.
The world of Florida Junior Golf was and still remains highly competitive. Casey practiced hard, and did everything in her power to excel and exceed her peers in the competitions that she participated in. Two AJGA tournament victories, Southwest Florida PGA and Northwest Florida PGA Amateur Player of the Year, Florida High School Player of the Year, over 20 awards within her sport. All of this while just a teenager.
Highly recruited out of high school, Casey attended Auburn University for a year before transferring out. Casey decided to finish her education at Augusta State in Augusta, Georgia (formerly Augusta State University and Georgia Regents University) all the while breaking school records while under coaching guidance of Kory Henkes (now head coach at Ole Miss).
After graduating from Augusta University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Casey decided to pursue her dreams and push on to a more demanding and rigorous level of play in 2015. Through her dedication and sacrifice, Casey is now a Full Status player traveling the country as a touring professional on the LPGA Symetra Tour.
Casey has been fortunate to have began a working relationship in the early part of her career with WomensGolf.com that allows her to chronicle her experiences on tour. You can follow Casey’s progress on her dedicated WomensGolf.Com Page.
“Anyone who has come to meet Casey, is struck by her focus, dedication, mental toughness, her work ethic and her obvious talent for the game of golf. More importantly you will not find a better role model for women and girls of all ages and in all walks of life. She exemplifies the values of self-belief and perseverance; the need to follow your dreams and goals not just when things are going your way, but when you are facing adversity.” –Quote from one of her hosts at the 2016 Guardian Retirement Championship, Ft. Myers, Florida.