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Charley Hull the First Rose Ladies Series Winner

Golfer Charley Hull

It's been a weird 2020 in golf — and the world in general — as the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted golf tours and tournaments around the world. In Europe, as in America, the top women's golf tours all halted play.

But as the Ladies European Tour hoped to begin play again later in the year, many of its players were looking for opportunities for competition, sharpening their games, getting ready for LET events. Liz Young, LET player, conceived a series of one-day tournaments to serve as prep for a re-start. And PGA Tour winner Justin Rose and his wife stepped up with a big wad of cash to help provide a prize fund.

And thus was born the Rose Ladies Series in England. Who knows where the Rose Ladies Series will go (or grow) from here, or whether it will even exist beyond this weird 2020. But it has already held its first tournament, and here's the answer to a future trivia question: Charley Hull, world No. 25 at the time, was the first-ever winner on the Rose Ladies Series.

Hull took the title at Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club in Event No. 1, played on June 18, 2020. And she had to beat Liz Young, the player who came up with the idea for the Rose Ladies Series in the first place, in a playoff to do it. Hull led by two strokes with two holes to play, but then double bogeyed the 17th hole.

However, on the first playoff hole she rolled in a 15-foot putt to claim the victory.

Here Charley quickly shares one of her drills: