Kate Rose and winner Charley Hull after the Rose Ladies Series event at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club. Photo: Andrew Redington, Getty Images
Back in 2016, Charley Hull picked up $500,000 for winning the end-of-season CME Group Tour Championship in the States when she had a closing 66 to finish two clear of So Yeon Ryu. On 18 June this year, she received a cheque for £5,000 for winning the first event in the new Rose Ladies Series.
To look at the pictures of Hull holding her trophy after her 19th-hole win against Liz Young at Brokenhurst Manor was to see a golfer whose love of the game comes a million miles above all else. “She was thrilled to win the CME,” said her father, Dave, “but her smile was just as broad, if not broader, when she won that £5,000. She’d been itching to go out with a card and pencil in hand for months.”
Other professional golfers in Hull’s league tend to concern themselves with rather more in the way of “additional extras” than she does. They will know precisely where their rivals sit on the leaderboard, a...
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