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Former BYU QB Steve Young Explains Why He Golfs With His Non-Dominant Hand

Jul 16, 2023, 3:34 PM

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PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 01: Retired NFL quarterback Steve Young hits a shot during the Cisco Million Dollar Hole-in-One for Charity Challenge prior to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 01, 2023 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – In a recent interview with 49ers Talk on NBC Sports, former left-handed BYU QB Steve Young explained why he golfs with his right hand.

Young was attending the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

“When I was growing up, I didn’t play a lot of golf,” Young said. “I caddied some. I fooled around and (Young’s father) had righty clubs. I didn’t have the money, nor the interest, at the time to special order lefty clubs. I just learned to play righty.”

Young lived in Salt Lake City until the age of 8 when his family moved to Greenwich, Connecticut.

Young currently sits at 73rd in the celebrity golf tournament.

About Steve Young

After a standout career at Greenwich High School, Young was a star quarterback at BYU from 1981-83. During his time with the Cougars, Young won the Davey O’Brien Award, Sammy Baugh Trophy, and was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.

He finished his college career with 7,733 passing yards and 56 touchdowns with a 65.2 completion rate. He also ran the ball for 1,084 yards and 18 touchdowns.

During the 1984 USFL Draft, Young was selected with the No. 11 overall pick by the Los Angeles Express. He played for the Express until 1985. In 1985, Young moved to the NFL and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was with the Bucs until 1986. In 1987, the Buccaneers traded the former BYU star to the San Francisco 49ers.

After serving as Joe Montana’s backup, Young became the Niners’ starting quarterback and led the team to three Super Bowl championships before retiring in 1999. He finished his career with three Super Bowl rings, a Super Bowl MVP award, and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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Former BYU QB Steve Young Explains Why He Golfs With His Non-Dominant Hand