Boyd Summerhays: Mormon Golfer
Boyd Summerhays is a golfer and golf instructor. He is a member of the Summerhays golfing family. His grandfather, Pres Summerhays was the head golf coach at the University of Utah. His father, Lynn, played collegiate golf and was president of the Utah Junior Golf Association. His brother Daniel is a PGA player. His uncle, Bruce is a Champions Tour winner, and his cousin, Carrie played on the LPGA Tour and teaches golf at Brigham Young University.
He is the director of Instruction at McDowell Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. During the summer months, he teaches at the Davis Park Golf Course in Fruit Heights, Utah. He teaches a variety of players, from professional to amateur, from high school champions to golf enthusiasts. He has been recognized nationally as one of Golf Tips Magazine’s Top 30 instructors. In February 2015, he partnered with SKLZ Golf. He coaches Tony Finau, the first person of Tongan/Samoan decent to play regularly on the PGA Tour. Summerhays is featured in Golf Tips Magazine.
Summerhays was born on June 16, 1979, and calls Farmington, Utah, his hometown. He recalls that as soon as he could walk, he had a golf club in his hands. His father taught him the fundamentals, and he quickly caught on and fell in love with the game.
As a junior golfer, he won over 75 junior and high school tournaments, numerous national junior events, and three Junior World Championships. He was a four-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) High School All-American. At age 16, he was ranked first in the country and named the Golfweek/Titleist Junior National Player of the Year.
Summerhays played collegiate golf for Oklahoma State University, where he also studied international business administration. After he turned pro, he won over twenty events. He earned his PGA Tour card in 2003 and from 2004 to 2006 competed in twenty-nine PGA Tour events. He also played on the Web.com Tour, PGA Tour Canada, and several other professional tours.