She grew up playing junior golf Royal Portrush and at Gracehill Golf Club.
Charlene attended Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, USA on a golf scholarship where she represented the Lady Falcons at every tournament for 8 seasons (4 years). In her Junior year she won her conference tournament and was named Conference Carolinas MVP. Then in her Senior Year she was runner up at the NCAA Nationals 2009 and named as an All American for her golfing achievements.
Charlene graduated in 2009 with a degree in Sports Management and a Minor in Business. She then returned home from the USA and played Amateur golf at International Level for three consecutive years, representing Ireland at the European Team Championships and Home Internationals from 2009-2011.
She became a Professional in September 2012. Charlene primarily concentrates on the Junior Coaching at the club and coordinates many camps throughout the year.