Fresh off her decorated career as an amateur golfer, even winning her final amateur event, Hanley Long set her sights on the big leagues. With her fiery personality and powerful game, Long had all the tools she needed to be a success on tour. While juggling a communications major from Middle Tennessee State University, she was also a star on the women's golf roster. She currently holds multiple scoring records at her alma mater, and quickly gained a "True Blue" fan base eager to cheer her on. She recently decided to regain her Amateur status, as she missed her home in Tennessee and wanted to compete at a high amateur level in the state.
It is undeniable Hanley Long looks impressive on paper, but what doesn't show through her many accolades is her extreme heart and passion for sport and making an impact on people's lives while in a competitive environment. She is invested in introducing golf to young girls, and has dedicated a great portion of her time working junior tournaments over the summer all while preparing for her own competitions. Hanley is a natural leader with a positive disposition, and doesn't look to slow down until she accomplishes her goals. She recently joined the Belmont University Women's Golf Team as an Assistant Coach for the 2019-2020 season.
Hanley Long is the first ever Brand Ambassador for Teleri Athletics. We are very proud and honored to have Hanley on Team Teleri!
1st Place (70-70-71=211) - 87th Annual Tennessee Women's Amateur, June 11-13, 2019
2nd Place and MTSU Scoring Record (72-68-66=206) - Memphis Women's Intercollegiate, April 1-2, 2019
3rd Place (71-71-72=214) - Minnesota Invitational, September 10-11, 2018
4th Place (70-70-73=213) - Bettie Lou Evans Invitational, October 5-7, 2018
4th Place (69-72-72=213) - Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate, September 17-18, 2018
First MTSU player ever selected to postseason as an individual - Spring 2019
Conference USA Golfer of the Year - 2018-2019 season
MTSU's True Blue President's Award recipient - Spring 2019
Conference USA Academic Medal Winner - 4 consecutive collegiate seasons (2015-2019)
Winning my last amateur event at the Tennessee Women’s Amateur while having my dad caddying!
Two things you can control each day are your attitude and effort..attack each day with a positive mindset and push through on the days when you’re not as motivated! Results will pay off with consistency and time.
One of the biggest takeaways from college golf is that it’s important to maintain a healthy balance— between school, workouts, golf, friends, family.. it’s important to have a healthy balance of each!
Day in the life of a professional golfer varies each day.. when I am home, I usually play anywhere from 9-18 holes each day.. work on some swing thoughts on the range, get some putting drills in, and try to incorporate some wedge practice in each day! It’s important to workout at least 3 days a week and stretch for mobility! It’s a flexible schedule because youre in charge of it, but you have to be dedicated and not get distracted!
The best golf advice I ever received was from my dad.. if you pick the smallest target you possibly can... it’ll cause you to have a smaller miss than picking a bigger target. Creates less room for error!
I honestly have no idea where I see myself in 5 years, but I hope that whatever I’m doing, I’m making a positive impact and influencing as many lives in a great way as I possibly can
College golf allllll the way! There’s no other feeling than like competing for your university, coach, players, family, friends, and yourself! It’s so much bigger than just playing individual golf.
My favorite practice drill is any type of wedge game.. I usually start with 5 golf balls from 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 yards and hit 5 balls from each yardage.. I try to hit 3 out of 5 shots within 10 feet of the hole.
Putting is by far my best part haha
All the memories and friendships is have developed throughout my career are the best things the game of golf course ever give me! From competing in junior tours and college, working for the Tennessee Golf Foundation and USGA, then playing professionally, I have so many relationships that I am so thankful for!
The Smoky Mountain Blue Blakesly Skort is my fav