Charley Hull: “I'm always an individual player, that's built in me”

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Golf Today caught up with England’s number one female golfer, Charley Hull, ahead of the Aramco Team Series in Seoul.
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World number 8, Charley Hull, is teeing it up this week in the Aramco Team Series event in Seoul, South Korea.

So far this season, Hull has recorded two top tens on the LPGA, tied third at the Aramco International and runner-up in the first leg of the Aramco Team Series in Tampa.

In this afternoon’s press conference, the Ryder Cup stalwart credited hard work and dedication for the reason behind her positive start to the season.

“I work pretty hard. I love playing golf, I play a lot of golf with my friends when I’m at home, so I feel like practicing isn’t a chore for me.

I’m always working on my game, I love being at home practicing, and once my head gets in the right place when I’m away, that’s when I play good golf. So yea, for me, it’s just hard work and dedication — and (you’ve) still got to have fun.

I've been training, I'm in good shape and I've had a good season so far, so I've just got to carry on doing what I'm doing, just working on my swing, keeping my feels.”

Charley Hull speaking at today's press conference
Charley Hull speaking at today's press conference

The 28-year-old also addressed last year’s ADHD diagnosis and how it’s affected her approach to the game.

“I just feel like, knowing my own routines, I'm one of these people, I feel like I have to stick to my routine, and I have to manage it, that's the first thing.

I think it helps me a lot because I can get hyper-focused on stuff, and I get to work on swing changes very quickly, which is fun, but obviously, I get bored very quickly with stuff, so I find concentrating on multiple things for a long time quite a hard thing to do, especially when it's slow, but now I know what to do. I manage things a lot better.”

Following the press conference, Golf Today briefly caught up with Charley Hull to discuss the week ahead.

You played the course earlier today, what do you think of it?

"Um, yeah, it's alright. It's not too bad. There's a few dogleg holes. You need to bend it a bit with the woods. There's not many places where you can have the pins, because of how slopy the greens are, so I reckon there'll be similar pins over the three days."

Charley Hull teeing off in the Pro-Am at the Aramco Team Series
Charley Hull teeing off in this afternoon's ATS Pro-Am

Obviously, the team format is slightly different. How does that change the dynamic when you're out on the course?

“It doesn’t really changed the dynamic too much, to be fair, because it's an individual event as well, so you always want to get the best score, no matter what. But it's a bit more fun because you're obviously chatting out there with your playing partners and stuff.”

Can it be difficult to remain focused on the individual competition in the first two rounds?

“Not really, because I'm an individual player. I'm always an individual player, that's always built in me”

About Jack Lumb

Jack is the editor of Golf Today. Having spent ten years playing competitively at a high amateur level and five years at county, he has carried his knowledge of the game into the world of journalism. He once set the course record at his home club, only for it to be beaten a month later.

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