Born: March 20, 1996
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Turned Pro: 2013
England’s Charley Hull picked up her first golf club when she was still in pre-school. At age 13, her parents pulled her out of the school system and home schooled her so she could focus more time and attention to golf.
For a sport that has seen more than a few stars begin playing at an early age, Hull’s story is still remarkable. She began playing in and winning tournaments before her 10th birthday. After a stellar run as an amateur, Hull began her professional career in January 2013 as a sixteen year old.
After turning 17 in March of 2013, Hull debuted on the Ladies European Tour and blew away the most hopeful expectations by finishing in 2nd place in her first five tournaments. She added five more top top 10’s over the course of the year and finished her rookie season in sixth place on the Ladies European Tour the Order of Merit (money list). She was an obvious and overwhelming winner of the 2013 Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year Award. In August of that year, European Solheim Cup captain Liselotte Neumann selected Hull as a captain’s pick for that year’s Solheim Cup. Hull became the youngest participant in Solheim Cup history. She helped lead Europe to their first win on American soil, earning two points and her Sunday singles match over American Paula Creamer.
A year after making her debut on tour, Hull won her first tournament by capturing the Lalla Meryem Cup in dazzling fashion – firing a nine under final round 62. Hull will look to earn her LPGA tour card later this year.