At West Lancs Golf Club today the 2021 Rose Ladies Series begins its stretch of 11 professional tournaments, building on the success of last year’s tour.
Last year Charley Hull, pictured with Justin Rose’s wife Kate, took the £20,000 prize for winning the Order of Merit. This year Charley, Georgia Hall and Gemma Dryborough will be playing on the LPGA tour, but there will still be substantial support from Ladies European Tour professionals ready to warm up for the start of the LET season in May.
Justin and Kate Rose have continued their generous financial support to the series with bigger prize money, and the the tournaments are ably overseen by Tournament Director Molly Bull and Justin’s Manager Paul McDonnell. The events are supported by the R&A, BMW, American Golf, Computacentre and Excel Sports.
Last year a devastating fire curtailed the three day final at Wentworth Club, so this year the final has been reduced to one day at Bearwood Lakes. The tournament venues and dates are:
April 29 West Lancs
May 6 Woburn
May 13 Brokenhurst Manor
May 21 The Berkshire
Aug 3 Royal Birkdale
Aug 5 JCB Golf and Country Club
Aug 7 Scotscraig
Sep 20 North Hants
Sep 23 The Buckinghamshire
Sep 25 Bearwood Lakes
During the height the pandemic last year with the series offered Ladies European Tour pros a welcome opportunity to compete, especially to play the Open Championship venue Royal St George’s. This year the events have expanded from 7 events to 11 with a much bigger geographical spread. No spectators will be allowed on site due to coronavirus restrictions at the moment.
Sky Sports Golf will be televising every event with each also appearing on Sky Sports You Tube channel, making them free to biew for a much bigger audience.