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Georgia Hall believes Europe have a”full package” of benefits that may spur them to victory in the Solheim Cup this week.
Last year’s Women’s British Open winner insists that Europe is all given the advantage at Gleneagles by a combination of the weather, the home support, a priest and a group because they attempt to stop Team USA.
The first three clinic days are played in humid and wet conditions for the large part, even though the forecast is for bright and dry weather to the three tournament days, although it’s forecast to stay blustery which should benefit Catriona Matthew’s side, according to Hall.
“I don’t think we’re scared of bad weather,” said Hall, who enjoyed a remarkable introduction from the Solheim Cup two years back. “So we’re utilised to playing in the wind quite a lot and it is quite wet out there.
“I think that the course suits us, and it is always interesting playing in these conditions. I understand the program, I played with it likely five, six times this past year, so that I know it. The greens are a bit quicker this week, but I kind of know where to place the ball. It is quite a long golf course, and I believe that is very important.
“I am fairly confident. We’ve got a great team and we’re all bonding very well, getting on very well. We’ve got a mixture of players too, a few rookies. We will have the home crowd as well that is massive especially all cheering for Europe. And we have a Scottish captain, so we have the entire package.”
Hall and Charley Hull both earned widespread praise at the contest to its fearless attitudes and fashion on their debuts, however, Hall insisted she wasn’t particularly wary of comparable performances from the six rookies on the American club this week.
“Yeah, the USA. Have got a great deal of rookies, lots of them, but I think it all depends on the individual regarding how well you do,” Hall added. “And game play is quite different to what we’re used to playingwith. So I don’t understand.
“We will deal with every participant exactly the same, if they are a beginner or not. All of them deserve to be there and they have clearly played a great deal of very excellent golf to get on the group. So we will just have to play with the best golf we can.”
Hall has experienced a summer so far and did not figure out how to post a top-25 complete while Hull has also struggled to contend on a regular basis because her Ladies European Tour win in Abu Dhabi back in January.
But a defiant Hall stated:”You can not have a fantastic season every year, but I’ve played a lot of consistent golfing maybe the past a couple of months. I thought I did pretty good at Evian and both British and Scottish. So I had a week off last week, then practiced quite a lot. And Solheim is completely different to each other event and it’s far more mental.”
Team USA celebrity Danielle Kang had joked about expecting a hostile reception from the home crowd, but Hull was determined that the visiting group could be treated with respect from outside the ropes.
“I believe they’re going to get a warm welcome, since I never really professional booing earlier,” Hull said. “Everybody is pretty fair and particularly over here, the home of golf, so I feel everyone will be respectful.”
Hull is also striving hard to avoid being diverted by another event for the next week, even when she marries martial arts fighter Ozzie Smith.
“I just kind of left the wedding all to him to be honest,” she added. “I said exactly what I need and let him cope with everything. I’ve been looking forward to this event for a long time because it’s on home soil and I have never actually played it. I’ve played Europe at Europe, but not actually in Great Britain.
“So I’m looking forward to it. And I’m looking forward to next week also!”

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