Links golf tips from the ladies ahead of the Women's British Open
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 02/08/17 8:54pm
Ahead of the Ricoh Women's British Open, a selection of the world's top ladies give a links golf Masterclass at Kingsbarns.
A bumper season of links action on Sky Sports Golf continues this week as the ladies take centre stage for their fourth major of the year, and Henni Goya found a star quartet to take time out from their preparations to give their insight on how they embrace the different challenges of a typical links layout.
Dame Laura Davies is looking forward to her 37th consecutive appearance in the event having come through Final Qualifying on Monday, and the 53-year-old teed it up in the Sky Zone to show how hitting a low fade with a driver can be of huge benefit when you are battling the elements.
Next up was leading home hope Charley Hull, who demonstrated how to pitch over a traditional, deep, links bunker and attempt to hold the ball on the putting surface as she bids to make her major breakthrough this week.
Hulls' Solheim Cup team-mate Mel Reid then shared her thought processes on how she decides whether to play and pitch-and-run or whip out the putter when the ball is a few yards from the green, and the English star manages to find pretty much the same result with both methods.
But perhaps the toughest pre-tournament test was taken on by New Zealand sensation Lydia Ko, who accepted Henni's challenge to splash out of the sand from a variety of tricky positions and lies in the bunker.
Live and extensive coverage of the Ricoh Women's British Open begins on Thursday at 11am on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Mix.