Lynx Golf’s Laura Davies come close to LPGA victory in Arizona

31/01/2018. Ladies European Tour 2018: Oats Vic Open, 13th Beach Golf Links, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. February 1-4 2018. Laura Davies of England during the Wednesday Pro-Am. Credit: Tristan Jones

Just weeks after relaunching in the USA, Lynx Golf came within a whisker of gaining a first LPGA Tour victory as its ambassador Dame Laura Davies finished second in the LPGA Founders Cup at the Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday (March 18th).

The four-time Major winner, World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, first non-American to top the LPGA money list and seven-time winner of the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit finished in a share of second place, behind winner Inbee Park.

With a Lynx Black Cat driver fitted with a Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 shaft and Lynx Parallax irons and Lynx Prowler wedges fitted with Nippon NS Pro 950GH shafts, the England star was hoping to record her 85th worldwide professional win but settled for her best finish for over a decade and her first top 10 place since 2014.

Congratulating Davies on her astounding performance – the 54-year-old would have become the oldest-ever winner of a LPGA Tour event had she ­ taken top spot –  Lynx Golf CEO, Steve Elford, said: “This was a magnificent performance and everyone at Lynx was so excited watching Laura take on the youngsters and show she still has what it takes to compete at the very highest level.

09/02/2018. Ladies European Tour 2018: ActewAGL Canberra Classic, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Canberra, ACT, Australia. February 9-11 2018. Laura Davies of England during the first round. Credit: Tristan Jones

“Lynx is now a British, family-owned golf business but we took the decision to relaunch in the USA because we know Lynx still has such a strong affinity there. To see Laura flying the Lynx flag so proudly on the LPGA Tour and proving that our products are up with the very best, was so exciting for all of our team.”  

Having carded a 63 on Day Three to put herself in contention, Davies finished joint second on 14 under par with American Marina Alex and Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand. They were all five shots behind winner Inbee Park of South Korea.

Now in her 32nd year on the Tour, Davies carded a three-under-par 69 in her final round. Her last Tour win came in 2001.  

Added Elford: “Laura is a phenomenal ball striker and we congratulate her on a magnificent result. She’s been playing well without results reflecting it – and battling an Achilles tendon injury – so this proves she still has what it takes to play in the top flight and we’re delighted to have her on board.”

Following its debut at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in January, the Lynx 2018 range will be available for the first time in the USA from next month (April) through Dallas Golf

Lynx Golf concentrates on developing high quality, technologically-advanced but affordable golf clubs, backed up by great customer service. In the UK, it has gained a strong foothold in ‘green grass’ golf accounts – retail operations typically run at golf courses by PGA Professionals – with clubs designed and assembled in the UK at the company’s Weybridge, Surrey, headquarters and custom fitting centre.

For more information visit, or follow @LynxGolfUK on twitter.

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As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf.  With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf's oldest brand, John Letters Dan brings to GOLF RETAILING an excellent understanding of the sector.