Rebecca Hudson, born on June 13, 1979, is a professional golfer from England who currently plays on the Ladies European Tour. Hudson was born in Doncaster, England, part of the largest town in England which currently does not have a city status.
Hudson turned pro on December 20, 2002, but she was only able to play under a conditional status in the LET a year later. Prior to turning pro Hudson enjoyed a very successful career in amateur golf, winning the Yorkshire Girls Championship title in 1994, as well as the Yorkshire championship titles in 1995, 1997, and 1998. She also won the Daily Telegraph Junior Golfer of the Year award from 1994 to 1997 except for 1996. Other titles include the Joyce Wethered Award for being the player who was able to best combine playing top level golf with her studies and international honors which include the Spanish Ladies Championship title in 2000 and the European U21 Championship titles in 1999 and 2000.
In 2000, Hudson also won the Daily Telegraph Women’s Golfer of the Year Award. She was also a member of the celebrated Curtis Cup and the Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur teams of Great Britain and Ireland. Other accomplishments during her amateur years include the 2001 English Amateur Championship title and the British Amateur Stroke play champion title in 2000.
Hudson’s first professional victories came in 2006 at the Acer Women’s SA Open on the Ladies African tour, as well as the Ladies African Tour Order of Merit. It was also in 2006 that Hudson bagged her first LET victory when she won the Ladies Central European Open.
Hudson had carded 20 top 5 finishes since she turned pro in 2002. She most recently bagged the title for the 2008 WPGA Masters which was held in Johannesburg’s Parkview Golf Club.