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Once again, Europe will play host to all the tournaments across the calendar year which will take place between April and October with Sweden hosting four tournaments in total in the 2024 season.
France is set to hold three tournaments with England hosting two while there will also be the annual visits to the Czech Republic and Denmark during the year.
The season is due to get underway at the prestigious Golf de Terre Blanche, back for its 12th edition before rounding out at the Calatayud Ladies Open at Gambito Golf Calatayud.
At the end of the season, seven players on the LETAS Order of Merit will earn membership to the LET for 2025, while players finishing in eighth to 32nd positions will be exempt into the final stage of LET Q-School, an increase of 10 spots.
The number of LET cards rewarded has increased from previous years and reflects the strength and depth of players on LETAS.
So far, a total of three events have announced elevated purses for next year, including the Terre Blanche Ladies Open, the Santander Golf Tour and the Lavaux Ladies Open, an event we are pleased to welcome back.
A new event hosted at The Club at Mill Green, the Get Golfing Women's Golf Open is offering one of the largest individual prize funds in the tour’s history of €80,000.
With a few tournaments still waiting to confirm their prize funds, including the Rose Ladies Open, the tour’s current total prize money of €600,000 is very likely to increase.
Last season Denmark’s Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen was crowned LETAS Order of Merit winner and Rookie of the Year after winning three times in her maiden season as a professional and securing status on the LET for 2024.
Five other players clinched LET cards for 2024 alongside Kibsgaard Nielsen including Swiss players, Elena Moosmann, and Chiara Tamburlini, as well as three English players, Emily Price, Hannah Screen and Gemma Clews.
At the end of the season, seven players on the LETAS Order of Merit will earn membership to the LET for 2025, an increase from previous years while players finishing in eighth to 32nd positions will be exempt into the final stage of LET Q-School, an increase of 10 spots.
Speaking about the announcement Alexandra Armas, LET CEO, said: “We are extremely proud to be able to announce the schedule for the 2024 LET Access Series. It looks set to be a fantastic year and it also shows the commitment there is to provide greater competitive opportunities to players which in turn gives them the potential to progress to the Ladies European Tour.
“The LET is dedicated to supporting our members and growing the game of golf to new and existing markets and we are excited to confirm the release of this schedule in what will be another great year.”
Ana Larraneta, LETAS Tour Director, added: “We’re delighted to announce the schedule for the 2024 LETAS season. To be able to continue to provide a full schedule with increasing prize funds year on year is amazing for LETAS members. I would like to thank the federations, our sponsors and partners who are committed to growing the women’s game, for their continued support and we’re excited for the year ahead.”
The LET Access Series (LETAS) is the official development tour to the Ladies European Tour and the competitive international circuit is a key part of the organisation’s development pathway.
Launched in 2010, the vision of the LET Access Series is to provide greater competitive opportunities for women golf professionals who are unable to participate in regular LET events. LETAS will additionally help to raise awareness of women’s professional golf generally and bring additional opportunities to countries developing their women’s golf programmes.
The top seven players on the 2024 LETAS Order of Merit earn membership of the Ladies European Tour for the 2025 season, while players in eigth to 32nd positions, not otherwise exempt, progress to the final stage of LET Qualifying School, thereby skipping the first qualifying event.
All female professional golfers and amateurs aged 18 years of age with a handicap of 2 or better are eligible for membership of LETAS, therefore giving elite amateurs the opportunity to play at the top level against professionals on a week-by-week basis.
Main Image: Golf de Terre Blanche, France