Kim Augusta has lived, and succeeded, in golf since she was a child learning the game from her biggest supporter, her father, Lou, at Wannamoisett. She practiced her short game for hours on end, playing with her dad after his work day ended.
“I started playing golf at age 4 and enjoyed the challenge. I was determined to see how good I could get. I told my dad, “I’m gonna play on the LGPA someday!”
As time went on, she played in local Junior and Amateur events, progressing to three U.S. Juniors and three U.S. Amateur Championships. In all six events, she qualified for match play.
She won the State Amateur three years in a row beginning in 1992 and twice won the Mixed Championship with partner Tom Goryl.
She attended the University of Miami, and was captain of the golf team her last two years when
the team was among the best in the nation. She earned a spot on the All-State Team, and was
named to the All-American team in 1992. She finished 10th in the NCAA Championship in 1993.
She turned to professional golf after graduating and played on the LPGA Tour for four years,
played in the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open and the Futures Tour for a dozen more, ending in 2011.
She eventually took a position as a club professional, first in Boca Raton, and then at the
Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where she continues
She became a member of the PGA of America in 2016.