Laura Davies is a renowned professional golfer from England. She is considered as one of the best female golfers ever in the world. In her career that spanned for more than 3 decades, she has won 87 tournaments. She won the LET Order of Merit for seven times in her career and also became the first golfer to win tournaments in five contents in one year.
Even at the age of 59, she is active in the game and participates in many tournaments in the senior league. She does not want to quit anytime soon and also works as analyst and commentator for prominent sports channels. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the year 2015.
Laura Davies was born on the 5th of October 1963 in Coventry region of England. Laura Davies’ current age is 59 years.
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Laura Davies hails from England and started her primary education in her hometown in Coventry. However, her father had a job in the US and her parents moved to the US when she was 5 years old. Laura studied in the US for a few years and later returned to UK in 1971 after her parents got separated.
Laura was always interested in playing golf and both her biological father as well as her step father supported her in this game. She initially started playing golf with her brother at the age of 10. As she often had to compete with her elder brother and his friends, she made it a point to hit the ball harder in order to match up with the guys.
This became her best asset in the long run as she was well known for hitting the best shots with lots of power. She won the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit for seven times in her career. She is still active in the sports and also works with television channels as analyst and commentator for different golf events.
Laura Davies belongs to a Christian family from Coventry region of England. Her father Dave was a engineer who worked for Lockeed Aircraft Corporation and her mother Rita is a home maker. Her parents got divorced when Laura was young and her mother married again. Laura’s step father is Mike who supported her golf career during her childhood. Laura also has an elder brother who played golf and football.
Laura Davies is single and she was never married. However, she was earlier in a relationship but it did not materialize due to various reasons. She has not spoken much about her personal life and there is no information about her boyfriend.
Laura Davies is tall and her height is around 5.10 feet. She is also bulky and weighs around 85 kgs. She is not much of a fitness enthusiast but is well known for her hard hitting shots in the golf course. She usually maintains short hair as it is easy to maintain during sports events.
Laura Davies started playing golf at the age of 10 along with her elder brother. She got good success and became the English Intermediate Champion at the age of 20. She also won the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship in 1984 and the South Eastern Championship. She became a professional golfer in 1985.
Interestingly, in her debut year itself, she won the Order of Merit and Rookie of the Year titles. Apart from that, she won about four titles in the next year along with the British Women’s Open. She also played in the US in 1987 and managed to win the US Women’s Open in the 18 hole playoff category.
The LPGA modified its constitution after this and granted automatic membership to Laura Davies. She has set numerous records in her career including being the all time leader in terms of points won in Solheim Cup. The year 1994 was very special as she became the first golfer in the world to ever win five different golf tours across five different continents within a single year.
She also became te only player to play in the first 12 Solheim Cup matches between 1990 to 2011. Apart from that, she won the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International four consecutive times between 1994 and 1997. Laura also played for the team and represented England at Women’s World Cup of Golf in the year 2005.
Laura currently plays in the senior league and is also the first woman to compete in European Senior League events. She is a lifetime member of the Ladies European Tour. She was also appointed as Member of Order of British Empire in 1988. She has won 87 tournaments in her career.
The net worth of Laura Davies is around $10 million. She is one of the top golf players in the world. She has built a huge 9 hold golf course in the garden of her house in Surrey. She owns many luxury cars and she is also a car enthusiast. She owns a lavish mansion in England.
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Laura Davies is also a car enthusiast and interested in racing events. Apart from that, she is also a huge football fan and supports Liverpool FC.
In the year 1996, she has even written an autobiography that gives a glimpse of her entire career and the struggles behind the success. She is still active in the game and wants to continue playing for many more years.
In the year 1997, she wanted to promote a new Football Club Myrtle Beach Seadowgs and signed up for a four year contract with the team for $1. This was a publicity stunt to promote the new club.
In her lengthy career of more than three decades, she has won 87 tournaments. She was also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the year 2015.
She is the first golfer to win tournaments in five continents in one year. Apart from that, she is the first non American golfer to finish at the top of LPGA money list.