This week, the LET announced the addition of a new tournament to the tour schedule, the European Ladies Open, which will be played from next year in Strasbourg, France.
The Ladies European Tour, Golf du Kempferhof and the EVENTEAM Group were delighted to announce the new tournament on Wednesday 20th June.
The European Ladies Open will be played close to Strasbourg, the capital of Europe, and will offer the second highest purse in French women’s golf, behind the Evian Championship, thanks to a prize fund of €300,000. The first edition of the international tournament will be played on October 3-6 2019, just after the European Week of Sport.
Organised by the European Commission each year since 2014, the European Week of Sport, which will take place on September 23-30, is an initiative to promote sport and physical activity across Europe and is for everyone, regardless of age, background, or fitness level.
In choosing to develop via a women’s golf tournament, the Kempferhof Golf Resort was guided by three of its main principles: style, persistence and a sense of conviviality. A total of 108 players from Europe and the rest of the world will come and battle for the title throughout the four-day stroke play competition.
LET Chairman Mark Lichtenhein commented,
"The Ladies European Tour is delighted to announce the renaissance of the European Ladies Open at the magnificent venue of Kempferhof GC".
"Given that golf is the only Olympic sport that Europe plays together as a team - both in the Solheim and Ryder Cups - and the only sport flying the European flag, Strasbourg has a more than justifiable claim to be the new home for European ladies’ golf."
Save the Date: October 4, 2018 at Golf du Kempferhof for a Pro-Am with some of the best French and European golfers, to celebrate a Year to Go before the European Ladies Open in 2019.
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