Hailey Davidson, a transgender golfer, expressed her disappointment and frustration after being banned from the NXXT Women's Pro Tour.
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Hailey Davidson is a trans woman who won the NXXT Women’s Classic.

The NXXT is a professional women’s golf tournament, formerly the East Coast Women’s Pro Golf Tour. The event took place in January 2024 at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

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Hailey Davidson Banned

More from Pink News, “Davidson participated in the elite tournament and beat 24 players in the three-round event. The win at the Women’s Classic marked Davidson’s first victory in more than two years and put her in first place to earn an Epson Tour exemption at the end of the season. “

“Following her win, she was widely targeted with transphobia and hate speech as part of the sadly all-too-familiar backlash against trans athletes,”

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Addressing the transphobia she’d faced, Davidson took to social media to explain there is still “a lot of work to be done” before she can join the LPGA Tour, which feels “incredibly far off”. “I will never allow hate to win, especially when based [on] some misinformation,” she added, concluding with: “Keep swinging and Flush It!”

At the time, the NXXT Women’s World Tour defended Davidson’s inclusion and confirmed their policy in a statement, saying “The NXXT Women’s Pro Tour’s policies, especially concerning gender, have been formulated in alignment with those of the LPGA and USGA. This approach is crucial in maintaining the integrity of our partnership with the LPGA and ensuring a fair and consistent competitive environment. When Hailey Davidson joined the tour, she complied with these policies by providing necessary documentation.”

However, on Friday (8 March), NXXT GOLF CEO Stuart McKinnon announced a sudden U-turn, releasing a statement announcing a policy change that would make any competitor that was not “a biological female at birth” ineligible to participate.

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‘You’re Actually Attacking And Putting Down ALL Other Female Athletes’

On Instagram, Hailey Davidson responded to the decision.

“Effective immediately, I have been removed (banned) from the next 3 NXXT tournaments that I already signed up for and been approved to play,” Davidson wrote. 

“They changed their policy mid-season, after me signing up already and being 2nd in Player of the Year race.” 

“You think you’re attacking me, but you’re actually attacking and putting down ALL other female athletes,” Davidson wrote.

“You can scream at me, threaten me, throw insults at me, and even ban me BUT I will ALWAYS get back up and keep fighting to the very end,” Davidson added.

“Hate and bigotry will never win,” Davidson finished.