The Ladies Masters was held on the redesigned Royal Pines Course on the Australian Gold Coast and is co-sanctioned by the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) and the Ladies European Tour (LET).
“I think my first twelve holes I played it as well as I could have. I hit a lot of greens in two and I even hit the par four eighth in one today so I was hitting the ball really well today. I was a little disappointed I didn’t capitalise as much as maybe I should have with a bogie in there but looking back, six under is pretty solid.” Brooke Henderson
“I was a bit shaky with the driver and also with the iron shots and didn’t really get it close, I missed the fairways but I had a hot putter and I also had a pretty good short game which is nice too because I have been working a lot on that during the off season and with my coach just figuring out a few more shots around the greens and learning wedge shots a little bit more as well.”
“I have a funny story about this week. At the beginning of the week the security guys kept asking me for my pass. I kept wondering, “Do I not look like a player?” A few people told me that it is because I looked so relaxed. I had a pretty good feeling this morning because the last three days I hit it pretty solid, had good confidence, and I also have a lot of experience in the wind. If the wind is blowing harder then it makes me more confident. Although the other two girls made a birdie on the first hole but I just kept thinking, “Okay, I’m still leading. I’m still leading”. I just kept talking to myself.” Jiyai Shin
About David Burness
David Burness is a talented photographer (and avid golfer) who brings his passion for sports through the lens to capture the excitement that draws spectators to the game. He has been shooting Sports, Concerts, Portraits and Weddings since 2004. David has captured sporting moments such as the Australian PGA Championships and the Australian Ladies Masters, the V8 Supercar Championships and has also photographed such people as Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Nine Inch Nails and Elton John.
Sally Watson was kind enough to give photographer, David Burness, an inside the ropes look at what it’s like to be a professional golfer on the Ladies European Tour during a practice round for the 2016 RACV Ladies Masters.