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Caroline Hedwall

Caroline Hedwall: Player Profile

 

Who is Caroline Hedwall?

Caroline Hedwall is one of the most experienced Swedish players currently on the Ladies European Tour, a multiple Solheim Cup winner.

The Swede was born in Stockholm in 1989, and she was an incredible player during her amateur years. She won six times on the Swedish Golf Tour as an amateur, along with having great success at Oklahoma State University. She was an NCAA Individual Champion and a two-time All-American.

Hedwall has 16 wins as a professional, with those six on the Swedish Golf Tour. She has gone on to win seven times on the Ladies European Tour, with four of those victories coming in 2011. Her wins have spanned more than a decade, with Hedwall also winning the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana in 2022.

The Swede has been an integral part of the Solheim Cup, and European success in the competition. In total, she has played in five Solheim Cups, including being a captain’s pick in the 2023 edition at Finca Cortesin. Her crowning moment came in the 2013 edition, when she became the first woman to secure a perfect 5-0-0 record in the competition.

Caroline Hedwall | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Caroline Ingrid Hedwall
Born: May 13, 1989
Nationality: Sweden
Residence: Stockholm, Sweden

Career

College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 2010
Professional Wins: 16
Highest World Ranking: 21 – February 14, 2013

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Chevron Championship – T3 (2013)
– Women’s PGA Championship – T37 (2013)
– US Women’s Open – T31 (2013)
– Evian Championship – T17 (2019)
– AIG Women’s Open – T27 (2010)

Professional Wins – 16

2006 (1) – Swedish Match Play Championship
2007 (4) – Isover Ladies Open, Gavle Ladies Open, Hotel Falkoping Ladies Cup, PGA Gibson Open
2008 (1) – Telenor Masters
2011 (5) – Bing Lee Samsung NSW Women’s Open, Allianz Ladies Slovak Open, Finnair Masters, UNIQA Ladies Golf Open, Hero Women’s Indian Open
2012 (1) – UNIQA Ladies Golf Open
2013 (2) – Mount Broughton Classic, Bing Lee Samsung Women’s New South Wales Open
2018 (1) – Lacoste Ladies Open de France
2022 (1) – Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana

Achievements and Awards

Honda Sports Award – 2010
Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year – 2011
Ladies European Tour Player of the Year – 2011
Swedish Golfer of the Year – 2011

Caroline Hedwall | What’s In Her Bag?

Hedwall has a mixture of Titleist and TaylorMade clubs in her bag. She plays with a Titleist TSi3 driver and TSR3 fairway woods, along with T100 irons and Vokey SM9 wedges. The TaylorMade M1 also features, along with an Evnroll putter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Caroline Hedwall

When and where was Caroline Hedwall born?

Caroline Hedwall was born in Taby, Sweden on May 13, 1989. She began playing golf at the age of 8. 

When did Caroline Hedwall turn professional?

Hedwall turned professional in 2010 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. While at Oklahoma State she was the 2010 NCAA Individual Champion, 2010 NGCA Player of the Year, 2009 and 2010 First-Team All-American. She was also named the best female collegiate golfer in the nation in 2010, which is known as the Honda Sports Award. 

How many professional titles has Caroline Hedwall won?

As of September 2023, Hedwall has won 16 professional titles, including six times as an amateur on the Swedish Golf Tour. The Swede has seven Ladies European Tour titles, spanning over 11 years. Four of those victories came in 2011, with her latest victory coming at the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana in November 2022.

Who is Caroline Hedwall dating?

Hedwall is currently in a relationship with fellow Swedish golfer Fredrika Winqvist. She played collegiate golf for the Cincinnati Bearcats, at the University of Cincinnati, where she majored in kinesiology. 

Did you Know?

Amateur Success

Hedwall had an incredible amateur career, which included six professional wins on the Swedish Golf Tour. She won her first professional title in 2006, before winning four times a year later. Her last win as an amateur came in 2008, before turning professional a couple of years later. 

Solheim Cup Perfection

Hedwall came into the 2013 Solheim Cup in good form, but no one could have expected what the Swede was about to do. She became the first, and to date, the only player in Solheim Cup to record a perfect 5-0-0 across the weekend.

Junior Solheim With Sister

Hedwall and twin sister Jacqueline were both part of the European team that played in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2007. The pair were also of the Swedish teams that were victorious at the European Ladies Team Championships in both 2008 and 2010.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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