April 11, 2013
Freshman Olivia Hullert ha adjusted well to life as a student-athlete at Florida State and has developed into one of the top freshman golfers in the ACC in a short period of time. She is one of the hardest working Seminoles on the women’s golf team who has a very bright future ahead of her both as a collegiate player and as a professional golfer. Hullert sat down with seminoles.com on one of her few days off before the team played in the ACC Championship beginning April 19.
What is your favorite club and why?
My favorite club is my driver for the simple reason that I love to hit the ball as far as I can.
You can carry 14 clubs in your bag. What is your system for how you fill your bag with different types of clubs?
Well … As the round starts, my bag looks pretty organized. I have all the longer clubs together, my 4+5+6 irons together, 7+8+9, P+50 degree wedge and then my 54+58 together. However, this system does not look the same after a few holes…
What type of ball do you use (more carry, less spin, etc.) and how do you mark them for each round? Does the mark have any significant meaning? How long have you been marking your golf balls that way?
I use the ProV1. I mark the balls differently every time, and I think I’ve been through the most different markings as far as ball marking goes. I have marked them with skulls, sheep, birds, my name, motivational quotes, and even plain coloring or black dots. I am currently still looking for the perfect marking that brings me luck.
What have you put on the outside of your bag as decorations?
My name was already printed on the bag when I got it. That’s about it.
Do you carry anything inside of your bag for good luck? How long have you carried that particular item? Where did you get it? Who did you get it from?
I do carry a stone that is shaped like a heart, which my mom gave me a few years ago. I don’t know if it really means luck … I believe that I would have played better at this point if so, but it’s still nice to have :).
How long have you been playing with the set of clubs that are in your bag right now?
I’ve been playing with my clubs since the end of the summer. But I am hoping to get new wedges soon!
How do you mark your golf balls on the green? Do you carry a specific coin? Marker?
I usually use a tee, but I have loaded my bag with coins to make sure that I never had to use a tee aver again.
What is your career low round score? Where and when did you achieve it?
I have had three rounds of -3 (69), but the one that I am most happy about would probably be the one last summer, at the Girls British AM in Gullane, Scotland. It was blowing more than ever.
Do you have any career holes-in-one?
I do not have any hole in ones. Which really bothers me, to be honest. Because that tends to be the first thing that amateur golfers ask me, and when I reply “no”, they think that I am not a good golfer.
What is your most memorable shot?
I had a pretty good shot on hole 15 today (in the Marsh Landing Invitational). It is my most memorable shot because it happened approximately 4 hours ago. Yes, my memory could be better…
What is your most favorite course?
I really like Bogstad Golf Club, home in Norway.