Celebrating 30 seasons of women’s golf

Lindsay Sheen, a member of the women’s golf team in 2005-09, said, “My family was a big part of my golf career and experience in Boise State.

Sheen is an only child who learned to play golf from her father. He played golf leisurely and regularly invited Shane to run a golf cart for him in his rounds.

Her passion for golf began with her local course in Salinas, California. As a child, she had the opportunity to play in the college amateur women’s golf tournament organized by the San Jose State. Sheen played with UCLA that day and remembers telling her father that she wanted to be like him and compete at the college level.

From that day on, her family became her number one fan. Whether it’s her parents or an extended family, they will travel in a pack to support Sheen in her tournament.

Her family couldn’t compete at the rare event when Sheen Bronco was there, then she looked up and saw her roommate and longtime friend Mandy Hedberg’s family cheering her on. Hedberg was named the 25th ranked golfer last week.

“We took what we learned as a family from junior golf to college golf and pushed those lessons into our family business,” Sheen said.

While in Boise State, Sheen studied supply chain management. Today, she is the general manager of her family company, Valley Pallet Inc. The company focuses on palette production and supply chain management.

In addition to being the general manager, Sheen is also a wife and mother. She and her husband Quinn have a two-year-old son named James who is slowly becoming a golfer.

“Maybe we have the future Bronco male golfer in our hands,” Sheen said. “I definitely hope so.”

In the record book, she is number one with Sheen Heidberg for the lowest individual round in the Conference Championships, shooting 70 (-2) at the 2008 WAC Championships.

That round of golf is a memory for Sheen, as her entire family attends. She remembers walking up to the 18th green and seeing it all there.

“I will never forget that round of golf as long as I’m alive,” Sheen said.

Shane also scored the seventh-lowest 54-hole score at the Conference Championships, shooting 226 (79-77-70, +10) at the 2008 WAC Championships. Entering the clubhouse in eighth place, she was the top finisher of the Boise State.

“I had the best experience as a student-athlete,” Sheen said. “I can’t be more grateful for my time at Boise.”