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Charley Hull: Teenage Tigress

An eighteen-year-old girl from Kettering is on the verge of becoming a sporting superstar. Charley Hull is already rewriting the record books in women's golf. Charley first got the golfing world's attention when she won the English amateur championship at Turnbury, she was just nine years old and beat more than thirty thousand women to the title.

Charley, who turned professional last year, has had a stellar rookie season. She finished runner-up in her first five tournaments, a feat no-one else has ever achieved. But the year got even better when she was selected to represent Europe in the Solheim Cup. Playing in the women's equivalent of the Men's Ryder Cup, Charley was the youngest ever player selected to play. She did amazingly well, winning her game and helping Europe to lift the trophy on USA soil.

Reporter James Burridge has known Charley for almost a decade, he has had exclusive access to Charley and her family. We learn of the sacrifices the family has made to help Charley on her way. Double major champion Tony Jacklin and the UK's most successful women's golfer, Laura Davies, are big supporters of Charley and feature in the programme, tipping her for the top.

2014 could get even better. Just over a month ago, Charley won her first professional competition in Morocco. Her goal is to become the best in the world. This month, Charley faces her biggest test so far in the first major tournament of the year in America. This film goes behind the scenes and sees how Charley reacts to the pressure as she takes on the world's best players in California.

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29 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Jul 2014 14:00

Charley Hull: Teenage Tigress

Charley Hull: Teenage Tigress

James Burridge speaks to 18-year-old Charley Hull who has made an impact on the golfing world despite her young age.


 

The 1969 Open and 1970 US Open winner Tony Jacklin, a close friend of Charley's, believes her progress is similar to that of Rory McIlroy and that she's a world-beater who could change the face of women's golf.


 

Read the full feature on the BBC Sport website.

Life on and off the course

Life on and off the course

The BBC has been given exclusive access to the life of teenage golf sensation Charley Hull as she continues her rise to stardom in the game.

 

The documentary follows the Kettering-born 18-year-old on and off the golf course.

 

Watch a video clip from the programme on the BBC Sport website.

Credits

Role Contributor
ReporterJames Burridge
ProducerMartin Friend
Executive ProducerDiana Hare

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