West Australian amateur golfer Abbie Teasdale has proven she is certainly a talent to watch. Teasdale, from Royal Fremantle Golf Club had a remarkable 2022.
The 20-year-old is full of confidence after winning her first national event at the Riversdale Cup in Melbourne, then following-up with her first international victory at the English Amateur.
What was your top result/best event so far?
Winning the English Amateur was definitely my best result. Very proud of winning this event.
What do the next 12 months look like for you?
I have quite a few Aussie events – The Dunes, Vic Am, Aus Am, NSW Open and Riversdale.
I will concentrate on these and head back to the UK in March to do the summer season again.
Is there a tournament you are desperate to compete in?
The Women’s Open in the UK – that would be seriously amazing.
Name an international course you want to play.
What aspects of your game are you currently working on?
Distance! Working on my club head speed.
What has been your biggest challenge in the last 12 months?
My biggest challenge was going to England. It was completely different course conditions to what I am used to, and I really needed to get back into playing a lot more after Covid. The courses presented new challenges and I didn’t know many of the golfers there either.
How has having your cochlear implants changed things for you?
My hearing has still got a way to go as I work to retrain my brain on how to listen. It has been a long time coming and I am learning fast. What has improved is that now I feel and hear vibrations more. I hope that makes sense; it is a new feeling for me.
By Catherine Strickland writing for Women’s Golf: Summer edition 2022/23.