Players travelled from all over the world for the the inaugural LET Rookie Orientation Days to learn about life as a touring professional and a look inside how the LET works before embarking on their first season.
Hosted at the Denia Marriott La Sella Golf Resort and Spa, Spain - Mike Round, Director of Development and Membership, commented: “We believe that it’s really important to give Rookies the right information and support at the start of the year so that their introduction to Tour life is as trouble-free as possible.
“A key element of our development strategy is ‘LET’s Get Ready,’ which is designed to offer help to the Rookies in their first season on Tour. We put together an all-you-need-to-know programme that covered a range of essential administrative issues, but also made them aware of our vision for the future of the organisation and the role they can play to help to turn that vision into reality. "
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One of the highlights of the event was a motivational speech given by former LET Professional and highly respected coach, Marta Figueras-Dotti. Marta offered words of wisdom based on her knowledge and experiences which captivated the Rookies.
Speaking at the end of the training sessions, LET Rookie Anne van Dam from Holland said: “The Rookie Orientation gave me a lot of information that will be useful for me as I head into the first few events and will help to get my season off to a good start. It was good to hear the Members’ Regulations presentation so I now know what to do and what not to do.”
Fellow LET Rookie Emma Westin from Sweden echoed Anne’s view and added: “Everything we have learned about Member’s Regulations, communications, member’s education and sponsor and promoter activities has been very useful and it is good to understand the big picture before coming into the 2015 season. We could see from the presentations the importance of the LET’s new vision and values and it is motivating to be part of the LET’s team that’s working together to reach out to the fans.”
The 2015 LET season launches with the RACV Ladies Masters in Queensland, Australia, on February 12-15.