10 Things You Didn't Know About Ashleigh Buhai

Get to know the South African, Ashleigh Buhai, a little bit better

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Ashleigh Buhai

1. Buhai started playing golf at the age of 6 and credits her dad as the individual with the most influence over her career

2. She enjoyed a successful amateur career, becoming the youngest player to win the Ladies’ South African Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play 

3. Bulhai became the first player in 101 years to win the Ladies South African Open title three times

4. She represented her country in the mainly professional Women's World Cup of Golf three times while still an amateur and turned professional on her 18th birthday

5. In her third event as a professional, she won the 2007 Catalonia Ladies Masters. In the process she became the youngest ever professional winner on the Ladies European Tour

6. She secured her LPGA Tour card in 2014

7. Bulhai married her partner, David, in December 2016

8. Her hobbies include playing sports, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and playing the guitar

9. She represented South Africa at the 2016 Olympics

10. Her closest taste of victory on the LPGA Tour came at the 2020 Cambia Portland Classic where she lost a playoff to Georgia Hall

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