Charley Hull is an English golfer who began an incredibly successful professional career in 2013 at the age of 17. The young golfer went on to win the Rolex Rookie of the Year and also became the youngest Solheim Cup player in history.
Born in March 1996, Hull began playing at a very early age, joining Kettering Golf Club in England when she was just 7 years old. Her passion and pure talent were evident early on and made national news when at 9 years of age Hull won the Ladies’ Golf Union’s Health Perception Championship at Turnberry. Beating her 46-year-old opponent on the 2nd playoff hole.
At 13 Hull began to be homeschooled in an effort to allow her to concentrate on her amateur career. She experienced much success including reaching as high as number three in the amateur rankings as well as playing in the 2012 Curtis Cup.
Hull turned professional in 2013 and continued to shine in her first year on Tour. Racking up 10 top-10 finishes as well as 5 consecutive 2nd place positions.
Hull ended the season by winning the Rolex Rookie of the Year and also represented her country as the youngest player to ever participate at the Solheim Cup in Colorado. The golfer proved her worth at the event beating LPGA star Paula Creamer in her singles match. Afterwards asking the American for her autograph.
When questioned about how she handles her nerves on the golf course, the teenager revealed she just enjoys her time and doesn’t take any of it too seriously.
Telling reporters, “This is how I always look at golf, I’m not going to die if I hit a bad shot. Just hit it, and find it and hit it again.”
Just shy of her 18th birthday, Hull claimed her first Ladies European Tour victory in March 2014. Overcoming France’s Gwladys Nocera during a final round playoff at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.
It would be over two years before Hull would claim her next victory. This time on the LPGA Tour the then-20-year-old held her nerve to finish with a record 19-under-par at the 2016 CME Group Tour Championship. Beating South Korea's So Yeon Ryu by 2-strokes.
2014- Lalla Meryem Cup
2016 - CME Group Tour
2019 - Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open