North West River golfer turn­ing heads

Kanani Davis col­lects three tour­na­ment wins this sum­mer

The Labradorian - - Sports - BY CRAIG WAL­LACE craig_wal­lace@ymail.com

Lo­cal golfer Kanani Davis from North West River has re­turned to com­pe­ti­tion golf with some out­stand­ing suc­cess in re­cent weeks.

Davis is no stranger to com­pet­i­tive golf, but her re­cent suc­cesses come af­ter a three-year hia­tus from the sport.

It’s only been this sum­mer that she picked up the sticks and made her way back to the course.

“We moved back to Labrador in the mid­dle of July af­ter spend­ing three years in St Johns and have been work­ing over at Muskrat Falls which has been hec­tic, but I try to play nine holes of golf at least three to four days per week,” Davis told The Labradorian.

Davis re­cently en­tered and won the Open Fe­male Division at the Innu Mas­ters Tour­na­ment in Sept-Iles, Que­bec, and the Ta­ma­rack Golf Club Mer­chants Open in Labrador City. Her most re­cent vic­tory was in the Labrador Cup, hosted this year in Goose Bay.

All three tour­na­ment vic­to­ries were played un­der the best of the stick or In­di­vid­ual Stroke Play for­mat, where her clos­est win was by seven strokes in the Innu Mas­ters event.

Davis, who started play­ing golf dur­ing her mid 20’s while she was at Univer­sity, says she is still learn­ing the game and takes a lot of ad­vice from her hus­band, Bud.

“I am strug­gling with my short game at the mo­ment, I re­ally need to work on that. I am very con­fi­dent with my driv­ers, I know that I can give the ball a good hit, but I just need to be more con­sis­tent with my short game,” she says.

Davis was in­vited by the Sep­tIles Golf Course to come back and com­pete in their Mer­chants Tour­na­ment Sept. 1-3.

“Golf is such a good sport, it teaches you pa­tience and (about) not giv­ing up. Even af­ter you have played a bad shot, you just have to re­set and keep mov­ing for­ward,” says Davis. “I love play­ing golf as I love be­ing on the land. I find peace when I am out there. I would love to see more young girls play­ing the sport.”

Kanani Davis also won the Labrador Cup, played be­tween the Amaruk Golf Club of Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay and the Ta­ma­rack Golf Club of Labrador City, hosted this year in Goose Bay.

PHOTOS CON­TRIB­UTED

Kanani Davis fol­low­ing her re­cent vic­tory in the Open Fe­male Division at the Innu Mas­ters Tour­na­ment in Sept-Iles, Q.C.

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