The Ladies European Tour (LET) is Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour and formed as the WPGA in 1978. Over the last 36 years, the tour has developed into a truly international organisation and in 2014 held 23 golf tournaments in 17 different countries worldwide. The 12-month golfing odyssey hit the road at the end of January with the ISPS HANDA New Zealand Women’s Open and travelled across four continents before the season comes to a thrilling climax with the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in the UAE in December.
With members from over 30 different countries, the Tour had a global flavour. Moroccan Maha Haddioui became the LET’s first full-time Arab member while the inclusion of players such as Maria Salinas from Peru and Namibian Bonita Bredenhann reflected the Tour’s truly international popularity. With the Olympics on the horizon, the Tour has taken on special significance for players from a multitude of different countries who aim to qualify when golf returns to the programme in 2016 after a 104-year absence. In 2014, the Tour once again showcased each country it visited to a global audience, driving inbound tourism, with increased television coverage and live broadcasts.
The Board of Directors are the guardians of the tour and along with the Players Council ensure the tour continues to grow and improve for players, fans and all associates. The tour is also proud to have bestowed Honorary Membership to Louise Crozier Solheim.