Ladies European Tour unveil the 2012 LET Golf Fixtures/ Schedule featuring 24 tournaments
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
A truly international schedule featuring 24 golf tournaments in 19 different countries was unveiled for 2012 today by the Ladies European Tour.
The 2012 Ladies European Tour schedule features two new tournaments in Buckinghamshire, England and Helsingborg, Sweden, as well as two provisional additional dates in March and October.
The year starts off with Qualifying School at La Manga Club in Spain in early January. The season proper then begins with RACV Australian Ladies Masters during the first week of February, followed by the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open and the Pegasus New Zealand Women’s Open, hosted by Christchurch.
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The Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco will be played one week earlier than previously scheduled, from March 22-25 and moves to Golf de l'Ocean in Agadir, which hosted the Hassan II Trophée on the PGA European Tour in 2010. For the third straight year the men’s and women’s events will take place in the same city during the same week.
Moving into Europe, the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland will continue at Archerfield Links in East Lothian, Scotland, from May 4-6. The designated special event will feature a field of 80 players with a cut.
The Turkish Ladies Open then continues at National Golf Club, Belek, Antalya, Turkey, from May 10-13, followed by the UniCredit Ladies German Open presented by Audi at Golfpark Gut Häusern, near Munich in Germany from May 24-27.
In June, the Deloitte Ladies Open will again be played at Golfclub Broekpolder in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, followed by the Ladies Slovak Open at Golf Resort Tale in Brezno, Tale, Slovakia.
The Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, with a prize fund of €525,000, will be played at Golf Gerre Losone, Ticino, Switzerland from June 14-17.
Then, following a successful first visit to the Czech Republic in 2010, the Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters will return to Albatross Golf Resort.
The Evian Masters presented by Societe Generale will be staged at Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian-Les-Bains, France from June 26-29.
Returning to the scene of Europe’s dramatic Solheim Cup victory, Killeen Castle will host the AIB Ladies Irish Open from August 3-5.
The inaugural ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters will be played at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, home to the Ladies European Tour’s headquarters, from August 13-19 following the London 2012 Olympic Games and before the Paralympics.
The Tour will then move to Austria for the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen at Golfclub Föhrenwald in Wiener Neustadt from August 30 to September 2nd.
In another exciting development, the LET returns to Sweden after a three year hiatus for the inaugural Helsingborg Ladies Open at Vasatorp Golf Club, Helsingborg, Skane, from September 6-9.
The RICOH Women's British Open, making an historical first visit to Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, from September 13-16, will then take place ahead of the Open de España Femenino and Ladies Open of Portugal.
The Lacoste Ladies Open de France moves to Chantaco Golf Club in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Aquitaine, from October 4-7, for the last event of the year on European soil.
The Tour then heads east for the Sanya Ladies Open at Yalong Bay Golf Club in Hainan, China, ahead of the China Suzhou Taihu Open at Suzhou Taihu International Golf Club near Shanghai from October 26-28.
The Hero Honda Women's Indian Open will again take place at DLF Golf & Country Club near New Delhi and the season concludes with the seventh staging of the highly popular Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at Emirates Golf Course in the United Arab Emirates.
“We have been able to offer our members a wide range of attractive playing opportunities at some of the world’s finest international venues,” said the Ladies European Tour’s executive director Alexandra Armas.
“We are pleased with the schedule, particularly given the poor shape of the global economy and these are exciting times for the LET.”
LET 2012 Schedule:-
Feb 2 - 5 RACV Women's Australian Ladies Masters * AUD $500,000 € 381,789
Feb 9 - 12 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open US $1.100.000 € 845,210
Feb 17 - 19 ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open hosted by Christchurch EUR 200,000 € 200,000
Mar 1 - 4 TBC Potential Event TBC TBC TBC
Mar 22 - 25 Lalla Meryem Cup, MOROCCO EUR 325,000 € 325,000
May 3 - 5 Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland, SCOTLAND £183,000 € 218,040
May 10 - 13 TURKEY Turkish Ladies Open EUR 250,000 € 250,000
May 24 - 27 Ladies German Open, GERMANY EUR 350,000 € 350,000
June 1 - 3 Deloitte Ladies Open, NETHERLANDS EUR 250,000 € 250,000
June 8 - 10 SLOVAKIA Ladies Slovak Open EUR 225,000 € 225,000
June 14 - 17 Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, SWITZERLAND EUR 525,000 € 525,000
June 22 - 24 Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Master, CZECH REPUBLIC TBC TBC
July 26 - 29 Evian Masters, FRANCE US $3,250,000 € 2,496,170
Aug 3 - 5 IRELAND Ladies Irish Open TBC TBC
Aug 16 - 18 Ladies British Masters, ENGLAND £300,000 € 357,226
Aug 30 Sept 2 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open, AUSTRIA EUR 200,000 € 200,000
Sept 6 – 9 Helsingborg Open, SWEDEN TBC TBC
Sept 13 -16 2012 Women's British Open, ENGLAND US $2,500,000 € 1,920,130
Sept 20 - 23 Open de España Femenino, SPAIN TBC TBC TBC
PORTUGAL Ladies Open of Portugal TBC TBC TBC
Oct 4 - 7 French Ladies Open, FRANCE EUR 250,000 € 250,000
Oct 12 - 14 TBC Potential Event TBC TBC TBC
TBC CHINA TBC TBC, Sanya Ladies Open
Oct 26 - 28 China Suzhou Taihu Open 2012, CHINA EUR 350,000 € 350,000
30 Nov – 2nd Dec INDIA US $300,000 € 230,415
Dec 5 - 8 DUBAI Omega Dubai Ladies Masters EUR 500,000 € 500,000
Source: LET Media Release, Powered by the Golfblogger Network