Women on Top: 5 of the Best Female Golfers in the World
Nobody said that playing golf is easy; it takes a lot of patience and precision to train and hone your skills. While it is a thrilling sport that is known to be popular with men, there are many women who have proved that they are pretty nifty with a gold club too!
We proudly present the top 5 best female golfers in the world:
#1: Lydia Ko (New Zealand)
Born on April 24, 1997 in Seoul South Korea, Ko started playing golf at the tender age of 5 and started training in amateur golf at 12. In 2015, she became the world’s youngest golfer to reach the number 1 rank in professional golf, playing in both the male and female category at the age of 17.
Ko also holds the record for being the youngest person to win a professional golf tour event and a Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour event.
#2: Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand)
Known for her hostile and fearless style, Jutanugarn is the pride of Thailand. As the youngest player to qualify for an LPGA event, she was also the first ever Thai winner in the 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic - her first LPGA Tour win. Jutanugarn has an older sister who is also a professional golfer active on the LPGA Tour.
#3: In Gee Chun (South Korea)
Starting her professional golfing career in 2012, In is popular for her metronome shots that make the game look effortless. As the first Korean to win at least one LPGA major title over six consecutive years, In also set a new major championship record at the 2016 Evian Championship for her 72-hole score in relation to par (-21).
#4: Shanshan Feng (China)
Born on August 5, 1989 at Guangzhou China, Feng started playing golf at the age of 10. The first Chinese player to win an LPGA major championship, she was also the first player from mainland China to win a major championship. She has inspired many Chinese women to participate in the sport.
#5: Alexis Thomson (USA)
Thomson grew up in a family that loves the sport - she has older brothers (Nicholas and Curtis) who are also well-known professional golfers. At the age of 12, she was the youngest golfer ever to qualify for the 2007 U.S. Women's Open. She also became the youngest winner on the LPGA Tour at the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic at the age of 16.
These women have demonstrated their expertise on the golf course and have been a true inspiration to many women - you too could get involved in this sport. The Sports Netting Company provides golf netting products that can be used for practice… and we all know what practice makes! Call 01326 221514 and talk to the netting experts.