It has been a sensational season so far for Georgia Hall. Leading the LET’s Order of Merit, an impending debut on the European Solheim Cup team and now she finds herself contending for the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns.
Bettering yesterday’s score by one shot, she finds herself at nine under par after two days. It means that she currently shares the lead alongside Lexi Thompson. However, the 21-year-old looked comfortable with her position at the top.
Talking about her round she said: “I’m playing well. I’m especially putting good. So that is certainly helping me at the moment. The course is quite scorable today because it wasn’t that windy. It’s a bit tougher yesterday, so I tried to get off to a good start, which I did, and I managed to hole a couple of good putts on the back nine.”
Sometimes some perils of wisdom can be valuable to all young golfers. For Hall, she got some sound advice from none other than Gary Player during their round at the Gary Player Invitational.
“He said a few things. He said I should take a pad out with me and write down how many times I get up-and-down from a hundred yards. And he said if you’re going to practice for three hours, you should practise short game for two hours.” Sound advice from the Black Knight that is certainly paying off in Kingsbarns.
With the Solheim Cup on the horizon, Hall will make her debut at the biennial showcase event. Does match play phase her? Not at all, in fact, she is relishing the opportunity following her experience at the Ping Junior Solheim Cup back in 2013.
Recalling her time in Colorado, she said: “That was an amazing experience seeing that, and we got to meet the team...It was great to be there and see them prepare for the Solheim Cup. And the Curtis Cup as well, which is match play and I draw back from those experiences.”
Whilst life on tour can be stressful, it is the little stresses that consume Hall sometimes. Being on time is paramount to her and she knows where she heading in terms of her career. The bright lights of the LPGA are in her sights as she aims to follow Charley Hull. Both of which also have the same coach in Daniel Grieve at Woburn. Whilst Daniel works closely with Charley as her short game coach, he coaches Georgia in all aspects of the game. Woburn is certainly producing some exciting talent in the Women's game.
Hall might have ambitions to play on the LPGA but she knows where her heart is. She is already making plans to stay at home and travel to play LPGA events if she makes the grade at Q-School. Given her recent results on the LET and now in a prime position at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, there are few who will bet against her making that goal.