Star Charley to feature in television documentary

Charley Hull, pictured with dad Dave, will be featured in a television documentary on Easter Sunday
Charley Hull, pictured with dad Dave, will be featured in a television documentary on Easter Sunday

Burton Latimer’s Charley Hull will be the focus of special television documentary to be screened on Easter Sunday.

The 18-year-old has been taking the ladies golf scene by storm since turning professional last year.

From finishing second in her first five professional tournaments, to playing a key role in Europe’s superb victory in America on her Solheim Cup debut and to claiming her first Ladies European Tour title in Morocco earlier this year, it has been a whirlwind journey for the Northants youngster.

‘Charley Hull: Teenage Tigress’ is a behind-the-scenes documentary put together by BBC journalist James Burridge, who has been following Hull and her family over the past few months.

He said: “It is a terrific story.

“I have known Charley and her family for around 10 years ever since she first came to prominence when she won the English Amateur Championship at the age of nine.

“We were given access to her and the family from the end of last year right up to her competing at the Kraft Nabsico Championship just recently.

“We have spent time with the likes of Tony Jacklin, who has been a big mentor for her and also Laura Davies and it was fascinating to hear the advice they gave her.

“But there is also the story of the family and the sacrifices they have made after realising that she had an incredible talent.

“There is a great part when we chat to her father Dave while he is following one of her rounds at a tournament and it is interesting to hear his thoughts about everything that has happened.

“Charley’s story is a brilliant one and hopefully the documentary will give everyone a different look at what it is like for her during her rise.”

‘Charley Hull: Teenage Tigress’ will be shown on BBC One in the east region at 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon