(Cheshire, England and Daytona Beach, USA – December 17 2004) The Robe di Kappa Ladies European Tour (LET) and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today the competitors making up all 20 teams for the inaugural Women’s World Cup of Golf to be held at The Links, Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate in George, South Africa, from Feb. 11-13, 2005.

Minea Blomqvist from Finland

Simon, still a student in South Africa, burst onto the scene when she won the Acer Women’s SA Open on the Nedbank Women’s Golf Tour earlier this year.

“Women’s golf around the globe is currently undergoing a changing of the guard as many young players are adding tournament titles to their fledgling résumés, even as teenagers,” said Karen Lunn, Chairman of the Robe di Kappa Ladies European Tour.

“The more established names in women’s golf are still winning titles with aplomb and what we will witness in this inaugural event is a tremendous marriage of youth and experience and will highlight the diversity of talent currently on show in our sport.” “We are delighted to extend our relationship with the LPGA to develop the first co-sanctioned Women’s World Cup of Golf and this highlights that the growth and appetite for women’s professional golf is bigger than ever.