By Logan J. Hall ’14
To the members of Paradise Valley Country Club, some normal sights consist of kids splashing in the pool, endless rows of golf carts and Austin Tymins ’13 on the putting green.
He spends countless hours on the driving range perfecting his strokes and earning his team nickname “the hammer.”
Paradise Valley country club regular Phil Meyer ’14 said that he sees Tymins on the course almost every time he goes to the club.
“Every time I go to PVCC, I see Austin Tymins tenaciously perfecting his golf game and becoming the best player he can possibly be,” Meyer said.
The varsity golfer practices his game there four days a week and even plays rounds on the weekends.
Tymins and the game of golf have a history together, spanning as far back as 15 years.
“I went out to the golf course for the first time when I was three years old, but I actually started playing tournaments when I was nine,” Tymins said.
Tymins was part of the Brophy varsity team that took state last year. This was the first state title that the team has had in 12 years. This year the team took third.
“My junior year we won the Arizona High School State Championship, and I was on that five person team,” Tymins said. “This year I didn’t play as well, and our team came in third by three strokes.”
The golf course means far more to Tymins than to the average golfer.
“It provides me a chance to really consider myself and just reflect,” Tymins said.
As for college golf, Tymins has offers from east coast schools such as Swarthmore and Amherst College. He said he is undecided as is even considering walking on to the best school he gets in to.
There is more to life for Tymins than just golf. He is an avid participant in intramural sports and regularly attends football games.
“I play all the intramural sports. I’m an excellent handball goalie, one of the best in the school,” Tymins said.
Tymins said he also likes watching television outside of golf and considers the show “Nashville” his favorite.