26 Jan 2021 Member Spotlight – Zachary and Nicholas Kilgore
Last summer, Nicholas Kilgore, 16, notched an impressive victory at the Nevada State Junior Amateur played at Legacy Golf Club. It put a spotlight on his talent and now his younger brother, Zachary, is following in his SNJGA footsteps. –By Brian Hurlburt, Las Vegas Golf Insider.
“Winning the Nevada State Junior Amateur was a confidence boost and showed me that I was able to compete and win,” says Nicholas, Shadow Ridge class of 2022, who counts his golf heroes as Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, the former UNLV golfer and 2013 Masters champion.
In 2018, Nicholas earned another prestigious SNJGA honor, the Sportsperson of the year award.
Nicholas and Zachary Kilgore –
“That was nice because it recognized that I enjoy helping others learn the game of golf,” says Nicholas, who plays and practices with his brother and father, Al. The two also grew up playing in the junior program of the Valley View Golf Club under the supervision of Jim Hart. The family plays out of Reflection Bay Golf Club.
Nicholas hopes to play college golf, earn a great education and then possibly earn a spot on the PGA tour. He also won a 2019 qualifier of the Drive, Chip and Putt competition.
As for Zachary, he, like most younger siblings, tries to keep up with his older brother and learns from his successes and challenges. He tries not to make the same mistakes and also has learned what it takes to be a good golfer by watching Nicholas. Dustin Johnson is his golf hero.
Zachary, 13, is also playing in SNJGA events and welcomes “the chance to play with better players and see where I stand in competition.” He attends Saville Middle School, and like his brother, hopes to play college golf, get a good education and then give the PGA Tour a shot.
The Kilgore brothers are ready to play and continue their golf journeys by improving on and off the course.