About Us

OUR DRIVE

BackSwing Golf Events is a group of lady professional golfers who bring something unique and fun to corporate and charity golf events. What separates BackSwing from other on course activities is the experience we bring to the course. The players will love the interaction with and the challenges against our pros! Our energy is contagious and your players will be talking about it for years to come!

Not only will BackSwing elevate your golf event out on the course, but we can also help with many other aspects of your event. Our swag team can help you select just the right player gift or raffle prizes for your event! Our goal is to make sure we provide the highest caliber experience for your event, all the way around.

BackSwing Golf Events was created to help lady professional golfers chase their dream of getting onto the LPGA.

When you partner with our team, it allows us to create more opportunities for these ladies to continue their journey to the LPGA!

JUST THE FACTS

LPGA

MILLIONS

RAISED EACH YEAR

Supporting charities and making an impact are what we are all about! Lets keep growing that number!

1500-events

2,500+

EVENTS every year AND GROWING!

We started in 2012 and we are doing 2500+ events a year. Looking forward to more and more!

LPGA

SUPPORT

FOR LPGA AND LADY GOLFERS

This company was founded with the mission of supporting women’s golf and helping those women fulfill their dreams of making the tour.

THE CHARITIES WE’VE HELPED

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McKenzie Lyng

CEO | Co-Founder | Owner

McKenzie Lyng doesn’t have your average golfer story. McKenzie didn’t start playing golf until she was 16 years old. Softball had her heart for a very long time. McKenzie traveled the country playing competitive softball tournaments while her piers were playing junior golf. She quickly fell in love with the game of golf and the challenges that came with it. McKenzie played her college years at Kent State University and graduated with a degree in Marketing. After college, McKenzie moved to Arizona to pursue her professional golf career. She competed on the Cactus Tour and Canadian Tour for several years. McKenzie was also on the hit T.V. show “Big Break Mexico” on The Golf Channel in 2013.

Although McKenzie never made it to the LPGA her game is still as sharp as ever and she still enjoys the competitive aspect of the game. She has moved on to different things in her life, including being a wife and mom. McKenzie is no longer competing professionally on tour, but is the CEO of BackSwing Golf Events. She enjoys the flexibility of being a business owner and still being able to travel to events.

Amanda Cencer

COO | Co-Founder | Owner

Amanda Robertson grew up in Central California. She was a softball player by trade and then made a drastic switch to golf in high school. At the age of 16 she started to fall in love with the game. While attending college Amanda went on to play for the Golf Channel Amateur Tour where she was the only female on the National winning team in 2008. She graduated in 2011 from Pepperdine University with a BA in psychology.

Amanda turned pro in 2012 and started a journey of golf, travel and new experiences. She played the Cactus Tour, Canadian Tour and Symetra Tour through the years and made a good run at playing full time. BackSwing started to take off and, as a result, Amanda has now shifted her focus to running the company full time as COO and enjoys traveling for those BackSwing events throughout the year.

Taylor Grider

Director of Sales | Owner

Taylor grew up on the Monterey Peninsula of California, where it’s pretty tough not to fall in love with the game of golf. She played collegiate golf at Santa Clara University and graduated from the School of Business in 2014. Just after graduation, Taylor turned pro and spent a few years on the Cactus Tour.

After playing professionally, Taylor was ready for a change of pace and started working at Yelp Inc. where she learned the ins and outs of sales. She loved the grind and competitive nature that sales offers, although her golf career always felt a little unfinished. Fast forward another three years, Taylor has found her home working with BackSwing to build out a sales team – combining all of her passions every day. Having a career that impacts so many amazing charities and creates opportunity for other female professional golfers is her dream job.

 

Ari Macioce

Sales Rep

Ari Macioce is a professional golfer playing on the Cactus and Symetra (Epson) Tour while based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is also a BackSwing Golf Events sales representative and she often travels to and participates in the events as a pro. Ari began her collegiate golf at Georgia Southern, where she had five Top10 finishes and recorded the team’s best scoring average. Then, she continued onto the University of Tennessee where she led the team to Regionals and Nationals. Ari had a “tied second” in her collegiate career, was an eight time winner on the Junior Golf Association of Arizona, competed at the Junior World Championship and won the Phoenix City Jr Championship. After graduating with a Marketing degree, Ari played on the Cactus Tour where she discovered BackSwing Golf Events. She believes in the company’s mission and joined BackSwing as a way to support herself through her professional career, and after falling in love with sales and the team, Ari has taken on the role full time.

Abbie Pearce

Sales Rep

Abbie Pearce is a Sales Representative for BackSwing Golf Events where she facilitates growth for company expansion, fundraises for charities with BackSwing and trains to play competitively on mini tours.  First introduced to golf by her grandpa at a young age,Abbie played competitive golf growing up, As she fell in love with the competitive nature and camaraderie that golf offers, Abbie went on to play high school golf in Green, OH and Division I Collegiate Golf at The University of Akron. She earned dual Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in both Sales Management as well as Marketing Management.

Abbie is excited to use her abilities on and off the course to provide each charity and corporate partner the opportunity to capitalize on funds raised, and a great player experience at their golf events! BackSwing provides Abbie a great opportunity to build her career while continuing her involvement with the game of golf. She took on the sales role at BackSwing because she wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself. BackSwing makes a difference in the lives of aspiring female professionals, as well as, the charities that BackSwing supports. The impact that BackSwing has made on both giving back and changing the game of golf for women is something she wanted to be an integral part of and now that she is, she can’t imagine being anywhere else!

Victoria Smith

Sales Rep

Victoria joined BackSwing Golf Events after she was introduced to Amanda at a Cactus Tour event. She originally just wanted to work events to support herself financially so she could continue playing competitively. When the pandemic happened in 2020, Victoria took a break from playing competitively. This gave her and her family the flexibility to move seasonally, 6 months in Phoenix, Arizona and 6 months in Park City, Utah. Now, Victoria is working with BackSwing full time as a Sales Representative for the Utah and Nevada territories. Resuming her competitive play in 2023, BackSwing Golf Events has given her the opportunity to help so many organizations that do awesome work for great causes, while, at the same time, giving her the financial freedom to move seasonally. Victoria is passionate about the fact that BackSwing Golf Events go out on the course and raise money that will make a direct impact in someone’s life all while doing what we love.

Lexi Salberg

Sales Rep

Lexi grew up just north of Chicago where she spent many winters practicing indoors preparing  for the summer tournament season. She harnessed the opportunity to play collegiate golf at Northern Illinois University where she earned a BS in Marketing and Sales. With an extra year of eligibility, Lexi continued to play while getting her Masters in Digital Marketing. Soon after graduation, she turned pro and for a few years played on the Women’s All Pro Tour.

When Lexi wasn’t playing tournaments, she could be found fundraising for BackSwing all over the country. She quickly realized how fulfilling it was to impact so many charities while incorporating her love for the game. Lexi is beyond excited to take on a new role with BackSwing Golf Events as a full time sales representative!

Julia Dean

Sales Rep

Julia Dean grew up in Brighton, Michigan playing golf as a way to spend time with her family. Playing soccer for most of her life, she had several injuries that forced her to take time away from the sport. While recovering from those injuries, she spent her time at the golf course and quickly fell in love with the game.

In high school she set the state scoring record, won the state championship and was named Miss Golf all in her Junior year. She then continued to play college golf for four years at the University of Arkansas where her team won the SEC championship and was ranked #1 in the country in 2018.

Since graduating in 2021, she has enjoyed giving back to her community through coaching at The First Tee, fundraising at different BackSwing Golf Events, and now stepping into a sales position to continue giving back to others through the game of golf

Kaira Martin

Recruitment Director

Kaira Martin is a professional golfer and recruitment director at BackSwing Golf Events. Kaira is a veteran of BackSwing Events. She  was named Most Events Worked in 2021 with 77 events.

Kaira began her golf career competing at the age of 6, just trying to *smack* the ball as far as she could, then she fell in love with the game and the opportunities that it has provided her with. In 2009, Kaira was named Arizona State Highschool Girls Golfer of the Year, where she set the all- time Arizona 5A tournament scoring record by shooting 11-under and won the event. She was also a great academic student earning her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia with ACC Academic Honor Roll.

As soon as she became part of the BGE team, she found a new skill on the course to compliment her powerful swing; sales. Kaira showcases her personality in BackSwing Golf Events while she bombs drives or sticks it to 3ft while making sure everyone is having as much fun as she is.

Savanah Moroles

Pro Manager

Savanah was raised in beautiful Sedona, Arizona after her family relocated from south Texas. However, Texas called both her and her husband, Andrew (an accomplished collegiate golfer himself), back home because “Texas forever”!
While she had grown up in the equestrian world, it was not until 14 years of age that she decided to try golf. Thanks to her mom and dad (who was a collegiate golfer himself) for helping her on and off the course to achieve a golf scholarship to Cal State, Northridge before playing at and graduating from Arizona Christian University. While at ACU, she placed 2nd at the 2019 GSAC Conference while earning All-Tournament and All-Conference honors. With over 15 top ten finishes throughout her collegiate career and playing on the Cactus Tour, Savanah had hopes of playing professionally. Covid however, had other ideas.
Thankful for the BackSwing team for believing in her, Savanah now travels the country as a BackSwing pro while also being our Pro Manager and Pro Trainer. She loves meeting new people and growing the game while making a difference. Savanah feels truly blessed to be with this team of amazing lady golfers.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

I wanted to take a minute to express our sincere appreciation for the outstanding experience we had with your pro at our recent event.  She truly exceeded our expectations and added tremendous value to the occasion.  Her engaging conversations and impressive golf skills made her the talk of the event.  Their enjoyment and the lively atmosphere she created were undeniable highlights of the event.  Her presence was nothing short of beautiful and it made a lasting impression on everyone present.

Laurie Garrison

Golden Cross