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Australian Ladies Masters

In February 2016, Photographer David Burness was on hand to capture the drama of the RACV Australian Ladies Masters.

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).

Becky Morgan getting out of early trouble in round one
Becky Morgan getting out of early trouble in round one
Cheyenne Woods composing her thoughts before a long putt
Cheyenne Woods composing her thoughts before a long putt
Jumping out of her shoes is Marion Ricordeau of France
Jumping out of her shoes is Marion Ricordeau of France
Brooke Henderson striking her tee shot looking to close out a strong first round
Brooke Henderson striking her tee shot looking to close out a strong first round

“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 

Amateur Rebecca Kay showing the pros how it’s done by taking an early share of the lead
Amateur Rebecca Kay showing the pros how it’s done by taking an early share of the lead
Starting round 3 at 1 under par, Katherine Kirk is chasing the leaders
Starting round 3 at 1 under par, Katherine Kirk is chasing the leaders
Not liking her chip Nicole Broch Larsen puts the ball over the green
Not liking her chip Nicole Broch Larsen puts the ball over the green
Camilla Lennarth escaping out of a bunker in round 3
Camilla Lennarth escaping out of a bunker in round 3

“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.”   

Camilla Lennarth 

Getting a players view from the reflection in Ladies Masters Champion, Jiyai Shin’s glasses
Getting a players view from the reflection in Ladies Masters Champion, Jiyai Shin’s glasses

“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

Photographer David BurnessDavid 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.  

David is also a loving husband and father who lives in sunny Brisbane, Australia.  You can find more of his work on Instagram @kineticimages and on twitter @kinetic_images .

Sally Watson photos from Ladies Masters

Inside the Ropes with Sally Watson – Photo Essay

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.