by David Burness

Sally Watson was kind enough to give womensgolf.com 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.

Photographer David Burness met Sally Watson at the 1st tee of the newly redesigned Royal Pines course on the Australian Gold Coast.

 

It’s a great day on the Gold Coast, and the course is immaculate as we head out for the next few hours, and sally is striking the ball perfectly
It’s a great day on the Gold Coast, and the course is immaculate as we head out for the next few hours, and sally is striking the ball perfectly
Sally tees off and watches her ball split the fairway
Sally tees off and watches her ball split the fairway
Sally Watson blasting out of a Royal Pines bunker
Sally Watson blasting out of a Royal Pines bunker
Sally meets up with fellow Ladies European Tour players Becky Morgan, Felicity Johnson and Becky’s caddy Jeff, to share notes on the course and how it’s playing
Sally meets up with fellow Ladies European Tour players Becky Morgan, Felicity Johnson and Becky’s caddy Jeff, to share notes on the course and how it’s playing
A carefully played hybrid approach to the green
A carefully played hybrid approach to the green
Lining up a putt on one of the newly designed Royal Pines greens
Lining up a putt on one of the newly designed Royal Pines greens

Sally Watson is a professional golfer based at Castle Stuart in Scotland. A graduate of Stanford University, In 2015, Sally played in 14 tournaments on the Ladies European Tour and achieved two top 10 finishes including her season-best of T3rd at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open at Carya Golf Club.

You can read more about Sally Watson in her Women’s Golf interview and follow her online on sallywatson.com and Twitter.

Lining up with her Williams Racing Golf driver.
Lining up with her Williams Racing Golf driver.
Former LPGA player Jane Crafter is out and about on the course and chats with Sally and Becky as they walk up the fairway
Former LPGA player Jane Crafter is out and about on the course and chats with Sally and Becky as they walk up the fairway
Sally making clean contact and keeping the head perfectly still through the swing launching the ball towards the green
Sally making clean contact and keeping the head perfectly still through the swing launching the ball towards the green
Plenty of water and bunkers guarding the Graham Marsh redesigned RACV Royal Pines Resort Championship course
Plenty of water and bunkers guarding the Graham Marsh redesigned RACV Royal Pines Resort Championship course

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 .