Two of the best-known names if British ladies golf will tee it up at the British Par-3 Championship, it has been announced.
Dame Laura Davies and Trish Johnson will both compete at Nailcote Hall for the 84th edition of the prestigious event – hailed as one of the most enjoyable events on the calendar by a host of tour pros.
A winner of over 80 tournaments, including four majors in a glittering 32-year professional career, and with seven Ladies European Tour Order of Merit victories to her name, Dame Laura is regarded as the greatest British woman golfer of all time.
Other career highlights include becoming the first female to enter the men’s European Tour in 2004, representing Europe 12 times in the Solheim Cup, before being made a Dame by the Queen in the 2014 UK honours list.
Dame Laura Davies said: “I’ve heard a lot about the British Par 3 event over the years, so I’m really looking forward to making my debut at Nailcote Hall and playing alongside some true greats.”
Trish has experienced success over the years too since turning pro in 1987, winning three events alone during her rookie season. This led to an incredible 20 total wins on the Ladies European Tour, winning the Order of Merit for the first time in 1990, before she went on to become the first European player to win back-to-back events on the LPGA in 1993. Other career highlights include a win on the Legends LPGA Tour in August 2016, and appearing in eight Solheim Cups, second to only Dame Laura.
Taking place between 8-11 August 2017, the Professional Championship prize fund currently stands at €150,000, with €50,000 going to the winner.
The 2017 edition of the Championship will be hosted for the tenth successive year by two-time major winner and the most successful Ryder Cup captain of all time, Tony Jacklin CBE.