Episode 003 | Shawn Callahan From The 2015 Women’s US Open

Shawn Callahan talks from the 2015 Women's US Open

The 2015 Women’s US Open Location:

City: Lancaster, PA
Golf Course: Lancaster Country Club
Shawn was at the 2015 Women’s US Open caddying for his student, 17 year-old, Hannah O’Sullivan, who has been having great success in AJGA events. He was there to advise her in clutch moments and to observe how she holds up under the pressures of major tournament play.
Hannah is one of the youngest players to win a Symmetra Tour event. At the time of the US Open she had won 3 of her last 4 AJGA events.
We talk about the traditional layout of the Lancaster Country Club. Shawn tells us that the side hill putts are brutal and as the course started to dry out over the weekend it would get even quicker.

A Strong Field | 2015 Women’s US Open

The Women’s US Open is a major event on the women’s tour so all the best players in the world were there. Se Ri Pak dropped out before the event, but Inbee Park, Michelle Wie, Stacey Adams and Brittany Lincicome were some the others that showed.
Hannah was +2 along with Michelle Wie and some of the other biggest players in the world.
Shawn was advising Hannah to be patient and just keep hitting greens.
She wasn’t going to make any changes at this point because as Shawn told us, “You have to dance with who you brung.”

Why Play Majors As An Amateur

Many people don’t understand why golfers play in these major championships if you can’t collect a check?
For the most part you find out if you can compete on a world stage and if you win you get the recognition of winning a national title. If you can make it through a test like a US Open you know that you are able to get out on tour and make a living.
Hannah will be attending USC after one more year of high school and spend, at least a couple of years, playing college golf.

2015 Women’s US Open Update

Hannah wound up at +8 for the weekend. The takeaway for her and Shawn was that she got into a major through an Open qualifier, which is extremely hard. She also made the cut and stayed around for the weekend play.
She was in the hunt for the first couple of days, but fell off during weekend play.
The bottom line folks??
At 17 years old Hannah played her way into a US Open and was there to compete!
Our congratulations go out to Hannah and we look forward to seeing her as she progresses throughout her career.

Contacting Shawn Callahan For Golf Lessons


As always my friends…Long and straight!


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