High Performance Player Profile: Kehler Koss
Alberta Golf (Calgary) – Over the winter we will be doing player profiles on our high performance athletes. This week’s profile is on Kehler Koss of Calgary.
Kehler grew up in Calgary honing her skills from a young age at Earl Grey Golf Club and more recently at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club. A multi-sport athlete growing up excelling in Volleyball and Ringette, the Ernest Manning High School grad played her first competitive Alberta Golf event when she was 14-years-old.
“I think there’s such a camaraderie in Alberta Golf,” Koss admitted. “It was such a close knit community, a family, everybody plays together, gets better together, everybody pushes each other so Alberta Golf supporting young athletes is awesome.”
VIDEO: Kehler Koss in her own words.
At the age of 18, Koss won her first Alberta Golf title winning the 2017 Alberta Junior Championship at Coal Creek Golf Resort and built on that win last summer by winning the CLGA Calgary City Ladies Amateur Championship by 7-strokes at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club.
Kehler Koss – 2019 Calgary City Ladies Amateur Champion
Now a junior at New Mexico State University the 21-year-old says she’s matured so much playing University golf.
“You grow up real fast that’s for sure,” Koss said. “Going down there I was not expecting it to be as challenging but it’s really made me grow as a person and it’s awesome that I can travel and see these amazing courses and meet amazing people.”
Koss has worked with Alberta coach Luke Workman for 6 years and says it’s cool that Luke and her coach at New Mexico State work together to improve her game.
“Calgary is home and always will be home and everybody who’s helped me get to where I am is here so it’s awesome to come back and visit.” Koss said. “It’s an interesting dynamic including your college coach with your personal coach, I’ll send Luke videos every now and then to make sure things are looking good. He’s been very involved in helping me succeed.”
Koss plans to enjoy her final year and a half at New Mexico State and then give professional golf a shot but long term giving back to the game she loves is on her mind as well.
“I’d really love to be a Grad Assistant one day and get my Masters Degree,” said Koss who’s majoring in Business Management with a minor in Finance. “I’d love to help young female athletes who are coming up through the system.”