The LET Access Series will field the strongest schedule in its history as it
celebrates its 10th year in 2019. The series will feature 20 tournaments in nine
countries across Europe, an increase from 13 last year. Total prize money also
sees a significant increase to over €1 million, up from €590,000 in 2018.
An exciting development for the 2019 LETAS season will see the top 55 players
updated after each event throughout the series in a season long campaign called
the ‘Road to La Largue’. The brand-new format for the LET Access Series sees the
newly added La Largue Ladies Championship installed as the season finale, with a
prize fund of €80,000.
There are five Ladies European Tour (LET) cards and 15 places to the final
stage of the LET Tour School to play for in the tour’s closing event at Golf
Club de La Largue with the leading 55 players on the Order of Merit battling it
out for the coveted prizes on the beautiful French course, from October 4 – 6.
Other headline events include the Jabra Ladies Open and the Tipsport Czech
Ladies Open. Both will be dual ranking events with the Ladies European Tour and
boast record prize funds of €150,000 and €120,000 respectively. The Jabra Ladies
Open, the European qualifier for The Evian Championship, will again be held at
Evian Resort Golf Course in France, on May 23 – 25, whilst the newly added Czech
event takes place later in the calendar on August 23 – 25 at Golf Resort
Karlštejn, near Prague.
The LET Access Series season will begin again with the Terre Blanche Ladies
Open at the stunning Golf de Terre Blanche, near Nice in France this week from
April 5 – 7, before heading to Switzerland for the VP Bank Ladies Open, to be
played once again at the picturesque Gams-Werdenberg Golf Club on May 3 – 5.
The Series remains in Switzerland for the Neuchatel Ladies Championship on
May 15 –17, with the players competing at the Neuchatel Golf & Country Club, set
amid the Alps. The opening events will provide the perfect opportunity for the
players to prepare ahead of the Jabra Ladies Open the following week.
The tour then makes its way to the Nordic region for the Viaplay Ladies
Finnish Open at Messilä Golf in Lahti, followed a week later by the Skaftö Open
in neighbouring Sweden, which boats a €50,000 prize fund.
From here, the LETAS heads south to France for the Montauban Ladies Open – an
exciting new event for 2019. Taking place from June 20 – 22, the players will
set about tackling the stunning oak-lined course at the Golf de Montauban
l'Estang with a €40,000 prize fund to play for.
The players then end the month by taking on the Belfius Ladies Open, which
will be played at the prestigious Cleydael Golf & Country Club in Aartselaar,
Belgium on June 27 – 29.
July sees further innovation for the LET Access Series with the inclusion of
a mixed event, the Saint Malo Golf Mixed Open in France, on July 4 – 7. Held in
conjunction with the Alps Tour where many of Europe’s rising stars in the male
game play, the groundbreaking tournament will feature 72 LETAS and 72 Alps Tour
players competing for an equal prize fund of €45,000 in what is one of very few
events of this nature in golf.
Following this, the Series moves to Spain once again for the Ribeira Sacra
Patrimonio de la Humanidad International Ladies Open at the Augas Santas
Balneario & Golf Resort (July 11 – 13), before the players tackle the Santander
Golf Tour LETAS Valencia, held at Club de Golf Escorpion from July 17 – 19.
The LET Access Series then ventures to the Czech Republic for the Czech
Ladies Challenge at Golf Resort Konopište before revisiting the Anna Nordqvist
Västerås Open, held at Sweden’s Västerås Golf Club on August 8 – 10.
Moving on to France, the Bossey Ladies Championship will be played for the
third year at Association of Golf & Country Club de Bossey, followed by the
Scandic PGA Championship in Sweden. The two events take place either side of the
headline €120,000 Tipsport Czech Ladies Open.
The LET Access Series then draws to a close with the returning WPGA
International Challenge held again at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa on
September 12-14, before the penultimate tournament, the Rügenwalder Mühle Ladies
Open, takes place near Bremen in Germany.
“I am delighted to present our strongest schedule to date, with 20
tournaments played from April until October and a total prize fund of just over
€1 million euros,” said LETAS Tour Director Di Barnard. “We launched back in
2010, initially with only three events, but with the belief that it was very
important to provide a stepping stone for young players starting out on their
“The tour has grown from strength to strength, which has only been possible
with the tremendous support we have received from our Host Federations, PGA’s,
promoters, sponsors and venues. Enormous thanks go to everyone who has been
involved in our development and continues to help us grow and provide valuable
strong playing opportunities for young women professionals and elite amateurs.”
The LET Access Series is the official developmental tour to the Ladies
European Tour (LET) and the competitive international circuit is a key part of
the organisation’s development pathway. All female professional golfers and
amateurs with a handicap of 2 or better are eligible for membership of LETAS
providing they are 18 years of age.
More than 240 professional and 130 elite amateur golfers compete in
tournaments during the year, facilitating a smooth transition between the
amateur and professional game and providing high-level playing opportunities and
experience. Former LETAS tournament winners who have achieved success on the
Ladies European Tour include the 2017 LETAS Order of Merit winner, Meghan
MacLaren, who is already a two-time winner on the LET and Sweden’s Jenny Haglund,
the 2018 LET Lalla Meryem Cup champion.
2019 LETAS Schedule:
April 5 – 7: Terre Blanche Ladies Open - Golf de Terre Blanche, Domaine de
Terre Blanche, France (€40,000)
May 3 – 5: VP Bank Ladies Open - Gams-Werdenberg Golf Club, Switzerland
May 15 – 17: Neuchatel Ladies Championship - Neuchatel Golf & Country Club,
Saint-Blaise, Switzerland (€40,000)
May 23 – 25: Jabra Ladies Open * - Golf Club de Evian, Evian-les-Bains,
May 29 – 31: Lavaux Ladies Championship - Golf de Lavaux, Switzerland
June 6 – 8: Viaplay Ladies Finnish Open - Messilä Golf, Lahti, Finland
June 13 – 15: Skaftö Open - Skaftö Golf Club, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden (€50,000)
June 20 – 22: Montauban Ladies Open - Golf de Montauban l'Estang, Montauban,
June 27 – 29: Belfius Ladies Open - Cleydael Golf & Country Club, Aartselaar,
July 4 – 7: Saint Malo Golf Open # - Saint Malo Golf Resort, Le Tronchet,
July 11 – 13: Ribeira Sacra Patrimonio de la Humanidad International Ladies
Open - Augas Santas Balneario & Golf Resort, Spain (€35,000)
July 17 – 19: Santander Golf Tour LETAS Valencia - Club de Golf Escorpion,
Betera, Spain (€35,000)
August 1 – 3: Czech Ladies Challenge - Golf Resort Konopište, Czech Republic
August 8 – 10: Anna Nordqvist Västerås Open - Västerås Golf Club, Västerås,
August 14 – 16: Bossey Ladies Championship - Association du Golf & Country
Club de Bossey, France (€40,000)
August 23 – 25: Tipsport Czech Ladies Open * - Golf Resort Karlštejn, Liten,
Czech Republic (€120,000)
August 29 – 31: Scandic PGA Championship - Allerum Golf Club, Helsingborg,
Sept 12 – 14: WPGA International Challenge - Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf &
Spa, Leavenheath, England (€35,000)
Sept 25 – 28: Rügenwalder Mühle Ladies Open - Golf Club Am Meer, Bad
Zwischenahn, Germany (€40,000)
Oct 4 – 6: La Largue Ladies Championship - Golf Club de LaLargue, Mooslargue,
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