Kyle Shevlin Golf

About me

Me, holding the plaque of past winners of the club championship at Eastmoreland
Me, holding the plaque of past winners of the club championship at Eastmoreland

Hello! I’m Kyle Shevlin, an avid amateur golfer in Portland, Oregon. I took up the game at the age of 13 and taught myself by reading everything I could get my hands on. Within two years, I broke par for the first time, and have been a scratch or better golfer ever since.

I played in college, doing two years at the junior college level where I competed in two National championships and achieved All-American honors my sophomore year. I went on to play my final two years at a NCAA Division II school, Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina.

I graduated from college in 2007 and my sticks started collecting cobwebs for the better part of a decade. Circumstances, such as work, the Great Recession, and grad school, prevented me from being able to play golf.

Around 2017, I got the itch to play again and had the good fortune of living near Eastmoreland in Southeast Portland. It only took a couple years to knock off all the rust and become an even better golfer than I was in college. I often wish I could go back in time and teach “college Kyle” what I know now. It’s one of the main reasons why I started this blog: to help others learn what I didn’t know earlier in their golfing journey.

By 2019, I was back to competing in local tournaments. I now play in about 8-10 tournaments and qualifiers each summer around the the Pacific Northwest and hopeful to do even more. It is my goal to make a name for myself among the golf community of the greater Portland area and to be a part of it for many years to come.

Now, I am a proud member of the Eastmoreland Men’s Club. I recently won my second club championship, successfully defending my title from the year before. So long as I don’t have a tournament elsewhere, you can find me playing with the club every Sunday morning, rain or shine. If you’re in the area, you’re welcome to join us.

And if you’re more a “get out and practice in the late hours” kind of person, you can often find me on the practice green til the sun sets. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself.