8 Things You Didn't Know About Caroline Hedwall

We get to know the Swedish professional golfer a little better with these eight facts.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Caroline Hedwall
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8 Things You Didn't Know About Caroline Hedwall

1. Caroline Hedwall was born on 13 May 1989 in Taby, Sweden. We believe she would then start playing golf at the age of eight. 

2. Hedwall is the daughter of Yvonne and Claes Hedwall and she also has a non-identical twin sister called Jacqueline. We believe Jacqueline played collegiate golf at Louisiana State University, but after this we believe she was training to become a police officer. 

3. At the 2007 Junior Solheim Cup, the two Hedwall sisters competed on the winning European team. The team won 14-10. The pair were also part of the winning Swedish teams at the European Ladies' Team Championship in 2008 and 2010.

4. Caroline accepted a scholarship to compete at Oklahoma State University where she enjoyed a lot of success. While at Oklahoma State she was the 2010 NCAA Individual Champion, 2010 NGCA Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 First-Team All-American. She was also named the best female collegiate golfer in the nation in 2010, which is known as the Honda Sports Award. 

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5. In 2013 she became the first player to win five matches in a single Solheim Cup event. She won two foursomes matches with Anna Nordqvist and two fourball matches with Caroline Masson. She then beat Michelle Wie 1-up in the singles.

6. After turning professional in 2010, Hedwall won the Ladies European Tour Q-School by a ridiculous nine shots to secure her place on the Tour for 2011. 

7. She was also recruited by Duke, Arizona, LSU, New Mexico and Purdue.

8. Since 2011, she has won seven times on the Ladies European Tour, four of which came in 2011.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

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's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22