THE LET ACCESS SERIES (LETAS) IS THE OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT TOUR TO THE LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR. LETAS PROVIDES PLAYERS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE AND PROGRESS ON TO THE LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR.
All female professional golfers and amateurs aged 18 years of age with a handicap of 2 or better are eligible for membership of LETAS, therefore giving elite amateurs the opportunity to play at the top level against professionals on a week by week basis. Members of the LET Access Series are represented by twenty-nine different countries including those new to golf such as Andorra, Hong Kong, Hungary, Poland and Russia.
Launched in 2010, the vision of the LET Access Series is to provide greater competitive opportunities for women golf professionals who are unable to participate in regular LET events. The LET Access Series will additionally help to raise awareness of women’s professional golf generally and bring additional opportunities to countries developing their women’s golf programmes.
The top five players on the 2016 LETAS Order of Merit will earn membership of the Ladies European Tour for the 2017 season, while players finishing in sixth to 20th positions progress to the final stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School, thereby skipping the first qualifying event. Some of the players who have progressed on to the Ladies European Tour via the LET Access Series are Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell, Marion Ricordeau from France, Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen and Olivia Cowan from Germany.
- Over 250 different professionals and 170 elite amateurs competed during the season
- 15 tournaments in 10 different countries, with prize funds between €30,000 – €50,000
- 11 winners from 9 different countries