Vicky Hurst: US Female Golfer Biography (Photos, Video)

October 31, 2010

Have you met the young and beautiful LPGA golfer Vicky Hurst? She is competing at the Hana Bank Championship and who knows maybe today this young lady will take the trophy home, Keep reading to know more about Vicky’s life, career, boyfriend and more plus check out the photos and video below.

20 year old Vicky is competing at the 2010 LPGA Hana Bank Championships in South Korea. In the first week she was in the lead tied with Song-Hee Kim, on October 30th she was in third place. Now for Vicky to be in Korea is like being home, her sister, mother and father were also golfers, in fact her mother Yoko Hurst from Korea used to be her coach and caddy a few years ago. Vicky is a beautiful young woman and talented golfer, her mother got a lot of credit not just for her daughter’s discipline towards golf but to the fact that she is stunning, well I guess her father is a gorgeous American Veteran and gave her a lot of those beauty genes Vicky has.

Since her father was an Air Force Veteran named Joe Hurst, a great influence in her life, he died in 2006 after a terrible stroke ended his life leaving his dear ladies mourning for him, this was by far the most difficult time she had to go through, it was also hard for Yoko who stepped out from her daughters’ career, while Vicky dedicated every day as a golfer to her dear father. Joe and Yoko met sometime in the 80’s in Korea where he was an Air force Colonel happened to be stationed with his troop, after getting married they first moved to Frankfurt, Germany where on Dec. 18, 1987 their first girl Kelly was born, they went back to the United States where Kelly, now 11, was with her mother on a sunny Saturday June, 19, 1999 where she was playing golf at the Andrews Naval Air Facility. When Yoko was ready to hit the ball on the 16th hole her water broke, she was rushed to the hospital where they welcomed her baby sister Vicky at the Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Hursts eventually relocated to Melbourne, Florida where her gorgeous little girls grew up and attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy where she was coached by Beverly Mitchell. She joined the golf team with the boys at first since there were not enough female golfers, but still with boys she was her team’s number 1 player. In 2005 Vicky was awarded the FWSGA Of The Year due to her incredible victory at the Florida Women’s State Golf Association Junior Girls’ Championship. In 2006 and 2007 she was named Florida Junior Tour Player of the Year, won the American Junior Golf Association title for the third time, withdrew from the Ginn Open when she received the tragic news of her father’s sudden death, came back winning the 2007 PING Invitational and named the 2007 AJGA Player of the Year. Her High School graduation was in June, 2008, she decided to go to her prom night and skipped a golf tournament, but Vicky decided to skip college and turn her full attention to her career as a golfer afterward.

In 2008 she was named the Duramed FUTURES Tour Player and Rookie of the year as part of the Duramed FUTURES Tour also in 2008 she got a sponsorship from Callaway Golf. The next year she tied fifth at the LPGA Corning Classic, eighth at the CN Canadian Women’s Open and 15th at the Hana Bank/ KOLON Championship. This year she tied 7th at the HSBC Women’s Champions, 11th at the Evian Masters, 12th at the Navistar LPGA Classic, 21st at the Kia Classic, 31st at the RICOH Women’s British Open, 41st at US Women’s Open, 55th at the Sime Darby LPGA and subsequently Rolex Rankings placed her on the 68th place, Vicky also had the great pleasure to welcome Under Armour as her sponsor.

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Vicky Hurst Video

Photos: Fayes Vision

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One Response to “Vicky Hurst: US Female Golfer Biography (Photos, Video)”

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    Vineet Mehta Says:

    This is a great article! Thank you for sharing this.. Vicky should be so proud of herself. I find it remarkable that she has powered through a huge loss in her life, but that has given her the strength and willpower to succeed. Look forward to seeing more of Vicky Hurst on the tour!