My name is Kim Kaufman and I grew up in Clark, South Dakota. I graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Political Science in May 2013. Upon graduation, I earned an A-5 exemption to play the remaining 10 events on the LPGA Symetra Tour (futures tour). After finishing 12 on the Symetra Tour money list for 2013, I went to the final stage of LPGA Qualifying School and earned conditional status under Category 17 for the 2014 LPGA season. After 2 LPGA events, including a 4th place finish at the North Texas Shootout in Dallas, I reshuffled into category 1 about a third of the way through the season and played the remainder of 2014 on the LPGA tour. 2016 will now be my fourth season on tour and I continue to write this blog in hopes of letting the world have a glimpse into what it really means to be a professional athlete. From the good times to the bad, I will try and be as relevant, honest, and down to earth as I can. Whether you are a golfer or not, I hope you will join me on my journey.