The Ladies European Tour has joined forces with global golf recruitment company Colt Mackenzie McNair to develop a career planning service for its Membership. This new service will give the LET’s players access to expert advice and guidance from a company that specialises in career opportunities in the golf industry.
According to Mike Round, the LET’s Director of Development and Membership: “Of course we want our members to have long and successful playing careers, but we also want to help them to plan for their long-term futures. For some players, a dual career might be attractive or even necessary, and many players will be interested in developing a second career when their playing days come to an end. Having access to high quality advice will not only help them to plan and prepare, but will also highlight what they will need to do now in order to be able to achieve their long-term career objectives.”
Adam Keable, Brand Manager for Colt Mackenzie McNair said: “A survey of the LET members indicated that players have long-term interests in a number of areas such as coaching, broadcasting, administration, event management or marketing. Whatever their aspirations, Colt Mackenzie McNair can offer assistance and can help to forge a career in the golf industry.”
Once registered with the service, the LET’s members will have access to a careers advisor and will receive regular updates about employment opportunities. To launch the service a CV and interview guide has been produced which is available to all LET players via the Members Area of the website.
This planning service is part of a wider Career Development Programme that is being developed by the LET for the benefit of its members. Eventually, the full programme will include more information about opportunities to gain formal qualifications and additional support in areas such as integrity, fitness and well-being.
About Ladies European Tour:
The Ladies European Tour (LET) formed as the WPGA in the United Kingdom in 1978 and over the last 37 years has developed into a truly global organisation. With 312 world-class players from 43 different countries who inspire fans at golf tournaments on five continents, the Tour showcases each country it visits to a global audience, driving inbound tourism with increased television coverage and live broadcasts. At each event, it’s not just about the swing – it’s about a day that goes with a swing. A big day out with fun entertainment and a festival atmosphere set in beautiful scenery. We aim to captivate and excite, but we don’t just appear and leave – we aim to create a legacy. We are ‘more than just a Golf Tour.” With the Olympic Games on the horizon, the Tour has taken on special significance for players from a multitude of countries who aim to qualify when golf returns to the Programme this summer. For more information visit www.ladieseuropeantour.com, or find us on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter @LETGolf.
About Colt Mackenzie McNair:
Colt Mackenzie McNair (CMM) is a specialist executive search firm, operating exclusively in the golf industry, and with an established reputation in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The market leading company has a team of senior consultants and researchers who bring a comprehensive range of skills and experience from the golfing world that enables it to understand key dynamics of the golf industry.