Golf has always had prominent families. From the Morrises, Parks and Auchterlonies to the Harmons, Joneses and Loves. It’s a game that by its very familial nature can become part of a clan’s DNA.
Paying attention to recent headlines, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more ubiquitous golf name than Summerhays. In July alone …
Meanwhile, former LPGA player Carrie Summerhays Roberts continues coaching the BYU women’s golf team with her famous father, Bruce Summerhays, pitching in as a “senior” assistant of sorts. Bruce’s sons, Joe and Bruce Jr., are both club pros, with Joe currently leading the Utah Section player of the year points standings.
The first family of Utah golf may be growing into America’s most prominent golf brand.
“That’s what it seems like,” Daniel said of the seemingly weekly focus on one Summerhays or another. “When you do look back and write it all down and do the family tree, it’s pretty amazing where we’re all at in the golfing industry.”
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