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Laura Davies made a Dame in Birthday Honours list

June 14, 2014

Laura Davies has been made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list revealed today.

On the announcement of the news, she commented, “It really is the greatest honour I have received in my career and what makes it even more special is that it is an honour that transcends golf. I was very proud when I received the letter in May and it has been really difficult keeping it a secret from my friends since then.”

Davies continued, “I am sure there will be a fair bit of teasing from my close friends at home and on Tour but I think they will be pleased, not only for me but also because it is a nice recognition for women’s golf. I am really looking forward to going to Buckingham Palace and sharing this occasion with my family and friends who have all played such a big part in my career. I’ve already been asked if I will now be too posh to play football and the answer is definitely not!”

Davies, who won the 1986 Women’s Open at Birkdale concluded, “It will be very special playing in my 30th Ricoh Women’s British Open this summer at Birkdale and, although I will feel very proud, it will definitely feel slightly unbelievable to be announced on the tee as Dame Laura Davies.”

50 year old Davies is the most successful British female golfer in history, having won four major championships and represented Europe 12 times in the Solheim Cup.

She had previously been awarded an MBE in 1988 and a CBE in 2000.




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