The ‘Dame of British Golf’, Laura Davies, raised some eyebrows during this week’s AIG Women’s British Open for her unusual method of teeing up her ball.
Forget wooden pegs or plastic ‘castles’.
Instead, the 55-year-old four-time major champion tees up her ball with a chunk of TURF!
Using her wedge, Davies fashions a makeshift tee out of the teebox itself.
Laura Davies' divot tee is dug up with the help of a wedge. (This is from the 12th hole today, where she happened to make an eagle. Maybe we should all try it.) pic.twitter.com/hLbA73hsjS— Stina Sternberg (@StinaSternberg) July 15, 2018
This actually isn’t anything new. Davies, arguably the finest female golfer Britain has ever produced, has done this for years.
Does it work? Judge for yourself…
Laura Davies used her wedge to make a tee on every hole pic.twitter.com/58vyI5iAUR— ziregolf (@ziregolf) August 3, 2019
Of course, not everybody has been impressed by Davies’ landscaping…
@SkySportsGolf why does Laura Davies feel the need to churn up tee boxes with a wedge to tee up her driver? Does she not consider the work greenkeepers put in to make the course presentable? Use a tee!— Motty (@Motty147) August 3, 2019
No respect for the green keepers hard work— Travis Egan (@tr_egan) August 3, 2019
Just f.....g wrong!— Paul Green (@greenpaulc) August 3, 2019
Davies, who won the Women’s British Open in 1986 before it was given major status by the LPGA, missed the cut in this year’s championship at Woburn.