American Golf, Europe’s largest golf retailer, has offered to match Justin Rose’s financial contribution to the Rose Ladies Series Order of Merit.
They will be matching the £35,000 that the Rose family have put up for the series.
Justin Rose said:
“I am so delighted that American Golf has decided to join forces with me and Kate in support of the women’s game,” Rose said. “We cannot thank them enough. American Golf has always played a huge role in their support of the game, particularly in terms of encouraging more women and young players to take up the sport.
We’ve always been impressed by the way they go about their business and I cannot thank all the team at American Golf enough for contacting us to see how they could help support the Rose Ladies Series.”
Justin and his wife Kate are sponsoring and organising the series of 8 one day UK tournaments which begin next week with the event at Brockenhurst Manor on 18 June.
Although golf has re started on the PGA Tour this week, the women have to wait until August for the LPGA and LET to return. Sky Sports will be broadcasting all of the series.
Justin said “You can’t distinguish between mens golf and womens golf. The dreams are the same but it is the opportunity and the platform that is skewed.
Kate Rose, who was a former European gymnastics champion, said : “It’s important for the mental health of the female pros to get back to work and see their colleagues again. We are very happy that we can do our bit because of the life golf has given us.
“Golf needs more players to step up for the women. We need feminist voices to not just be female. We all have to be promoting the sport we love”.
Dame Laura Davies, Charley Hull and Bronte Law have all committed to play. The winner of the Order of Merit wins £20,000.