Charlotte Hazelwood from Mansfield UK is our latest featured junior. Charlotte damaged ligaments in her wrist in February and has not been able to play golf all this year. Fortunately, she is now on her way back to full fitness and will soon be preparing for the up and coming 2016 season.
Charlotte, you already have a really impressive record and your golf handicap has been improving really quickly. When did you start playing?
My dad first took me to the driving range with him when I was 8 years old and I loved it straight away. Then I started playing on a small pitch and putt in Mansfield which is near Nottingham in England.
Have you got a home course?
Yes, I am now a member at Notts ladies golf club (Hollinwell). I love Hollinwell because it is a superb course and is very challenging.
We looked at Hollinwell online, it really is a spectacular course. No wonder you are so happy playing there. What are the things you love most about golf?
I love every aspect of the game, either practice or competing against others, and I really love the fact that I can test myself against other players and on different courses. Best of all is the buzz you get from hitting a great shot.
Have you got a coach who is helping you with your game?
Yes, I have lessons with Darren Moule at riverbank driving range in Sutton in Ashfield, Darren has been my coach right from the beginning and is very supportive of my game. He often takes me for practice rounds and even attends some of the competitions I enter.
Darren Moule - Charlotte's Coach
I have coached Charlotte Hazelwood from the age of 8 years and I knew straight away from her commitment, drive and natural ability she was destined to be a great talent. In 2014, she proved that by winning many local events, representing the county and winning a major England event.
2015 has not been a good year having played no golf at all due to a wrist injury, but hopefully things are getting a lot better and Charlotte will be back to her winning ways in 2016.
We’re all either a short game or long game specialist. Which one are you?
Long game. My driver and my 5-wood are my favourite clubs because there is no better feeling than ripping a tee shot down the middle of the fairway.
So I bet your favourite player is also a long hitter. Am I right?
Definitely. Bubba Watson is my favourite player because he can play almost any shot. He always entertains and I love his pink driver!
Thank you Charlotte. I’m sure it’s been a frustrating year for you because of your wrist problems. Hopefully everything will be right for a fast start to Spring next year. Good luck with everything in your long future in golf.