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Driving Miss Charley

Charley Hull
Apr 2, 2016; Rancho Mirage, CA, USA; Charley Hull tees off on the 13th hole during the third round of the ANA Inspiration tournament at Mission Hills CC - Dinah Shore Tournament Course. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images

MILTON KEYNES, England – Last Thursday was not untypical for the 20-year-old Charley Hull. Her father, Dave, drove her to the gym for 9 o’clock – and from there on to an all-important appointment to have her eyebrows tinted. Next, the pair made their way to Woburn Golf & Country Club, driving past a Charley Hull poster for the forthcoming Ricoh Women’s British Open and parking in the dedicated “Charley Hull” parking space. (The Duke of Bedford, who owns Woburn, and Ian Poulter, a winner of two WGC events, are two more to enjoy such privileges.)

You mention the poster and the parking to Charley and this least-pretentious of golfers emits a peal of laughter: “It’s pretty cool …”

Though BMW, who are among her sponsors, deliver the latest in BMWs to her door every couple of months, she herself does not drive. She sits the theory side of the driving test today but, bearing in mind that she has not had a driving lesson for three years, the chances of her getting a full licence any time soon are somewhat improbable.

Not that she minds too much. She recognises that she already has it made, what with a succession of shiny new vehicles outside the door and a father who is happily prepared to chauffeur her around.

Charley, who started her professional career with five runner-up finishes on the Ladies European Tour, began her Thursday practice session at Woburn with some…..READ FULL ARTICLE



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