Teeing off from a mountaintop

Danielle Kang
Aiguille du Midi Mountain is in the French Alps, and tops out at an elevation of 12,605 feet.
By Andrew Prezioso
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.

Recently, we've come across some photos of recreational golfers teeing it up from some crazy places. This time, we've got ones from professional golfers. 

Danielle Kang, a member of the LPGA Tour, and Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger Woods who is currently on the Ladies European Tour, missed the cut at this week's Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France, but that doesn't mean their weekend of golf was done. On Saturday, they ventured to the top of Aiguille du Midi Mountain for some breathtaking photos. 

 

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If they did hit a ball (we can't be sure based on the photos), how far would they hit it? Math textbook question aside, Aiguille du Midi Mountain, located in the Franch Alps, tops out at an elevation of 12,605 feet. According to her LPGA Tour bio page, Kang has an average driving distance of 254.5 yards and Woods' Ladies European Tour bio page says her average is 243.3 yards. Add in what looks like a less-than-favorable lie and the thin air and it gets way too complicated for me. Let's just call it far. 

You have to give them credit for not beeing too bundled up. According to a follow-up Instagram post by Kang, it was minus 2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit) at the top of Aiguille du Midi Mountain.

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While their performances at the Evian Championship may not be memorable, it sure looks like their trip to France will be.  

Andrew Prezioso is a contributor for PGA.com. Have a good golf story? Send him an email at andrew.prezioso@turner.com.