HENDERSON, Nev. — Ali Mulhall, a tot at age 3 with a club in her hands and a hole-in-one at 7, becomes a Pro at nine and one of the top five golfers in the world for her age group at the age of 12.
Mulhall has the game in her veins as she is a chip-off-the-block as her dad, Chris, worked as a PGA Professional at the Rolling Green Country Club in Green River and a golf instructor at the Oasis Golf Club in Mesquite, Nev., during the winter, so Mulhall grew up on a golf course. The Mulhalls had lived in Green River for 13 years.
Ali Mulhall has ties to the Valley as she is the granddaughter of Brad and Jan Roll, Lyman, and Ken and Deann Near, Fort Bridger; and Pat and Susan Mulhall, who now live in Mesquite, Nev., and are originally from Evanston.
Ali’s parents are Chris and Heather Mulhall, formerly of Green River. However, the family moved to Henderson, Nev., last August, where her dad operates the CHAMPX Internatinal Junior Golf Academy. And, Ali is still stroking on the green.
According to Ali’s mother, “CHAMP makes up our company, CHAMPX, all of our first initials,” said mom Heather. The name also includes Chris Mulhall, dad, mom Heather, and Molli and Palmer, Ali’s two sisters.
Ali has qualified to participate in the Chip, Put and Drive contest, which will be held at the Masters the first part of April. Ali and her younger sister have both golfed in the World Junior Golf and placed in this competition for several years, according to Jan Roll.
“ I love to play golf. My dream is to go to Stanford and then play on the LPGA tour,” Ali said. “My dad taught me to play and caddies me. My mom and dad are so great to help me do what I love and my sisters are the best cheerleaders. I love that they play golf, too, and we can do this together.”
Ali has already won over 150 lifetime tournament victories. She was the Wyoming State Junior Champion in 2012 and the Utah State Jr. Am Champion in 2014 and 2016. Competeing at the Wyoming Women’s State Amateur, which was an adult event, Ali finished ninth as an 11-year-old.
Ali Mulhall lines it up on the green. COURTESY PHOTO