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Golfer Kaylin Yost embraces hearing impairment, shares her story

By David Teel

2017 Kingsmill ChampionshipKaylin Yost spent her first 17 days in traction, her mother unable to hold her except to breast feed. Then came nearly 18 months in a neck-to-ankles cast and, at age 2, a diagnosis of profound deafness.

Not what you would call a well-traveled path to a professional golf career.

Read more & view video: http://www.capitalgazette.com/dp-spt-teel-column-kaylin-yost-kingsmill-20170513-column.html

Source: Capital Gazette

Rob Strano introduces deaf students to golf

By Brian Jackson

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fl. - After finishing a 15 year professional golf career, Rob Strano was at a loss for what to do with the rest of his life. In 2003 he felt a calling to learn sign language and that led to what has now become his mission.

This is the 13th straight year that Strano has hosted a golf clinic at THE PLAYERS for students from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. This is the only known golf clinic of its kind.

Read more: http://www.news4jax.com/sports/golf/rob-strano-introduces-deaf-students-to-golf

Source: News4Jax

Cranberry wins 48th FWGAD tourney

2017 48th FWGADDoren Cranberry won the open flight of the 48th Farwest Golf Association of the Deaf (FWGAD) tournament when he shot a 74 in the third and final round to finish the tournament with a score of 232. Siammone Manivong who held a three-stroke lead after two rounds had a disastrous final round tumbling from first to third with a 81 and a final score of 235. Daniel Aldaz took second with a final score of 234 after finishing the final round with 77.

Michael Finnegan shot a solid 77 in the second round to separate himself from the rest in the Senior Flight and eventually the championship with a final score of 238. John Rush finished second with 243 and Jose Sermeno rounded out the top three with a score of 260.

Ed Waterstreet nudged Kenneth Loui by three strokes to win the Super Senior Flight, 275 to 278. Ed Leighton finished third just one stroke back with a final score of 279.

Final Results of the 48th FWGAD

HEARING IMPAIRED YOST BACK FOR POC MED CLASSIC AND DEAF OLYMPICS

2017 Symetra TourSpend 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.

Read more: http://www.lpga.com/news/2017-pre-tourn-notes-thurs-poc-med-golf-classic

Source: LPGA

After overcoming impairments, Kaylin Yost makes big step with 1st LPGA start

By Beth Ann Nichols

2017 Bank of Hope Founders CupPHOENIX – 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.

Read more: http://golfweek.com/2017/03/19/after-overcoming-impairments-kaylin-yost-makes-big-step-with-1st-lpga-start-founders/

Source: Golfweek

Hearing-impaired golfer Kaylin Yost, a Monday qualifier, opens with a 67 in first career LPGA start

By Keely Levins

2017 Bank of Hope Founders CupWere 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.

Read more: http://www.golfdigest.com/story/hearing-impaired-golfer-kaylin-yost-a-monday-qualifier-opens-with-a-67-in-first-career-lpga-start

Source: Golf Digest

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