PGA of Canada Class A Professional Kylie Frederick - image courtesy PGA of Canada
By Shelby Dechant (reprinted with permission from the PGA of Canada)
“I am an athlete, but I am also gay. At the end of the day if I’m not talking about that part of me, I am doing a disservice,” says PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional Kylie Frederick.
Frederick says that this has been her mindset during the most recent years of her 19-year golf career.
Frederick started golfing at seven years old with her family on Vancouver Island. Her dad would take her out to the course, which helped her find her passion for the game. At 13-years old, all of Frederick’s attention was put towards becoming a golf professional.
At this young age, Frederick had not yet come out as gay. She was a golfer and that was that.