For Kaylin Crownover, the reason she fell away from competitive golf was simple — burnout. The 30-year-old resident of Tampa, Fla., picked up the game when she was young, going on to play at Campbell University and then professionally on the Symetra Tour (now the Epson Tour) after college.
After playing golf for a living, she simply needed a respite from the game.
That break lasted for a few years until she met her now-husband, Tim. She began playing for fun with him, and it was not long before her competitive spirit came back in full force. Crownover competed in her first Florida State Golf Association championship in 2021 and qualified for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship a year later.
Crownover’s story is like so many other women her age in golf. For one reason or another, women who have spent their life playing golf — some going on to play collegiately and professionally — lose touch with the game in their early 20s, leading to declining levels of participation in women’s mid-amateur golf.
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