BECK Laetitia

Laetitia Beck

Israel (ISR)

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, moved with her family moved to Caesarea, Israel, when she was six years old. It is the only city in Israel with an 18-hole golf course, Caesarea Golf Club, and she grew up walking distance from the club. Began playing golf there at the Caesarea Golf Academy when she was nine years old, and excelled in both golf and tennis. Went to Florida in her teens to seek more competition and attended the IMG Pendleton School in Bradenton. Enlisted in the Israeli army at 18 and completed her required military exams. But the army designated her a sports prodigy, and postponed her military service until after she finishes her golf career. Won the Israeli Open Championship five times, including for the first time when she was 12 years of age. Also won gold medals in golf in both the 2009 and 2013 Maccabiah Games. In July 2014, at the age of 22, she became the first Israeli woman to play golf as a professional, making her professional debut at the 2014 Women’s British Open.

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