McKenzie Lyng doesn’t have your average golfer story. McKenzie didn’t start playing golf until she was 16 years old. Softball had her heart for a very long time. McKenzie traveled the country playing competitive softball tournaments while her piers were playing junior golf. She quickly fell in love with the game and the challenges that came with it. McKenzie played her college years at Kent State University and graduated with a degree in Marketing. After college, McKenzie moved to Arizona to pursue her professional golf career. She competed on the Cactus Tour and Canadian Tour for several years. McKenzie was also on the hit T.V show, Big Break Mexico, on Golf Channel in 2013.
Although McKenzie never made it to the LPGA, her game is still as sharp as ever and still enjoys the competition aspect of the game. She has moved on to different things in her life, including being a wife and mom. McKenzie is no longer competing professional on tour, but is the CEO of BackSwing Golf Events. She enjoys the flexibility of being a business owner and still being able to travel to events.
Amanda grew up in California and started playing golf at the age of 16. She attended Pepperdine University where she obtained a BA in psychology. While she did not play collegiate golf, she played on the Golf Channel Amateur Tour where she played on the 2009 Championship team. After winning Nationals with her team she decided to make golf a career.
Amanda turned pro in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. She played on the Cactus, Canadian, and Symetra Tour.
Amanda has had top-5 finishes and top-10 finishes in her professional career. She is wrapping up her professional golf career to focus on BackSwing full time. She is passionate about helping charities and young women pursue their career on tour.