9 Things You Didn't Know About Amy Olson

9 Things You Didn't Know About Amy Olson

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Get to know American Amy Olson a little bit better.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Amy Olson

Amy Olson enjoyed a phenomenal college career before turning professional in 2013.

Now a regular performer on the LPGA Tour, get to know her a little better here.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Amy Olson

1. Amy Olson was born 10th July 1992 in Oxbow, North Dakota.

2. She started playing golf at the age of two.

3. Olson credits her brother as the person who most influenced her career.

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Olson at the 2021 US Women's Open. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

4. She played college golf at North Dakota State University where she broke the record for most career victories with 20 wins. The previous record belonged to Juli Inkster, who won 17.

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5. Her hobbies include playing the piano, violin, puzzles, pickleball and reading.

6. Before turning professional, she was part of the 2012 US Curtis Cup Team.

7. In June 2013 she turned professional, and at the first attempt secured playing rights for the 2014 LPGA Tour season.

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8. She has been married to her husband, Grant Olson, for over four years. Grant is the Linebackers Coach for North Dakota State University.

9. Olson is yet to win on the LPGA, but has had a number of runner-up finishes, including the 2018 Evian Championship and 2020 US Women's Open.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x