Trans golfer Hailey Davidson wins women’s tournament, increasing chances to LPGA qualifier

January 20, 2024

A transgender golfer with dreams of making it to the LPGA tour has won a women’s tournament in Florida, which improved her chances of earning herself a spot in a qualifying tour. NXXT Golf is a professional women’s golf tour focused on “elevating women’s golf.”“The Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour,” according to the Epson Tour’s website. 5 Hailey Davidson poses with the trophy she won after winning the NXXT Women’s Classic on Jan. 17, 2024, in Howey-In-The-Hills, FL. haileydgolf/Instagram5 Davidson won the tournament after being 3-shots behind with two holes to go before forcing a playoff following her play on the 18th hole. The average PGA Tour golfer’s club head speed is 114.2 mph while the average driver swing speed on the LPGA Tour is approximately 94 mph, according to analytics company GraffGolf.