Caroline Hedwall, from Loddekopinge in Sweden, was rarely off the leader boards at the Ladies European Tour’s Qualifying School at La Manga Club and she hopes to take the circuit by storm in 2011.
The 2008 World Amateur Champion has an impressive record on the LET as an amateur with a tie for 27th at the 2010 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale, a tie for eighth at the 2010 Finnair Masters and a tie for 13th at the 2008 Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika in Sweden, where she carded an eight-under par 64 on the last day. Here we get to know her a little more.
Favourite food: all dishes containing chicken. On my I pod: a lot with Jason Mraz and the Script. Favourite movies: all movies based on true stories like ‘Remember the Titans’, ‘The Hurricane’ and ‘Titanic’. Hidden talent: golf tricks. Biggest fear: snakes, Favourite golf course: Royal Troon. Dream foursome: Rubin Carter (from the Hurricane movie), Barack Obama (interesting to talk to) and Sandra Bullock. Favourite golfer: Suzann Pettersen (I think she’s cool!) Words to live by: treat others the way you want to be treated. Best golf tip: swing with a good tempo. Shot I Love To Practice: short wedges. Needs Improvement: my short game. Favorite Club: my putter. Ball Marker: just a marker with my home club (Barseback) on it or Pistol Pete (Oklahoma State mascot). Superstitions: sometimes a tee behind my ear or left pocket can help!! Holes-In-One: 2 (one during matchplay at the British Amateur and won the hole) Age I First Broke 70: 2006. Lowest Round Ever: 64 (-8) during the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika in 2008. Love to Trade Places With: a bird, maybe an eagle. Favourite Non-Golf Athlete: Anja Pearson (Swedish skier). I started skiing when I was 2 but can’t ski much now because I might get injured.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG?
DRIVER Titleist 909 D2 9.5 degrees with Voodoo Aldila shaft, 3-WOOD Sonartec 14 degrees (shaft unknown), HYBRID: Titleist H909 19 degrees, Voodoo Aldila shaft. IRONS: Callaway Prototype (4-PW). WEDGES: Callaway 52, 56, 60 degrees. PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport. BALL: Titleist ProV1.