14 Things You Didn't Know About Charley Hull

Here are some facts on the successful English golfer.

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Here are some facts on the successful English golfer.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Charley Hull

Hull seems to have been around for a long time now in the women's game but it is easy to forget she is still only in her mid-20's.

A winner at every level, here are 14 things you didn't already know about her.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Charley Hull

1. Hull was born on the 24th of March, 1996 in Kettering in England.

2. According to her LPGA bio, she was introduced to the game when she was two-years-old.

3. Hull had a very successful amateur career playing in some big events despite being so young. For example she won amateur events in the United States and Great Britain, resulting in her highest amateur rank of three in the world.

4. She turned professional in 2013 when she was just 16 years old and reeled off five consecutive second-place finishes on the Ladies European Tour: Lalla Meryem Cup, South African Women's Open, Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, Deloitte Ladies Open and the UniCredit Ladies German Open.

5. At the time of writing Hull has won twice on the Ladies European Tour and once on the LPGA Tour.

6. In a recent interview Hull said she believes she became a scratch golfer at around 11 years old.

Related: Charley Hull Exclusive Q&A

Charley Hull playing at the 2010 Ricoh Women's British Open (Getty Images)

7. Hull quit school when she was 12 to be homeschooled. She would spend most of her time playing golf at that point.

8. At the age of 17 Hull was picked in the Solheim Cup for the first time in 2013. But believe it or not, Hull looked at it as a good and bad thing!

"I was actually disappointed about that because I had a birthday party I was meant to be going to that weekend. It’s not like I was ecstatic to be in the Solheim Cup team – I just remember thinking, ‘Oh, I am going to miss my friend’s birthday party’ so I was kind of gutted in a way. But then I went out there and played pretty well. That’s a 17-year-old mind for you!"

9. Hull has a very imperious Solheim Cup record. She has played in 15 matches across four Cups, and produced nine victories, three halves, and three losses. Her finest Cup came in 2015 when she won four points from five matches.

10. She is based at Woburn Golf Club.

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11. Hull's best finish in a Major came at the 2016 ANA Inspiration. She finished T2, one stroke behind winner Lydia Ko.

12. Aside from a Scotty Cameron putter, Hull uses a full bag of TaylorMade equipment.

13. Hull is married to Ozzie Smith, an English MMA fighter.

Hull with her husband Ozzie Smith (Getty Images)

14. She is coached by Matt Belsham who has also worked with players like Alex Noren.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6