The course is ready for the biggest golf event of the year in the Czech Republic. This week, LET Tournament Director Joao Pinto visited the par 72 Golf Club Beroun where the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open will be played for the first time from August 28-30.
After finalising the course set-up, he told local media: “I could not be more excited.The course will be a mix of dramatic challenges and scoring holes. It is going to be the first tournament in Continental Europe since the pandemic break and it will be a successful come back to the Czech Republic thanks to the enthusiasm and tireless efforts of the organisers.”
The tournament promoter, Luboš Koželuh, thanked all key partners for their support, including title sponsor Tipsport, Beroun Golf Club and the Ladies European Tour. “There was a long time when it wasn’t certain if the tournament would be possible to be arranged and we are still dealing with the details related to the new situation, but we are already sure that everything will be perfect,” he said.
Lubomír Ježek, Media and Sponsoring Manager at Tipsport, confirmed the company’s continued support of the tournament and Czech golf in general. “Next to our sponsorship of the WTA tennis tournament, this is our biggest event of the year. The event went well last year and it makes even more sense to us that it was moved to Beroun where our company is situated,” he stated, adding that the company will also offer a €10,000 bonus for a hole-in-one at the sixth.
“Each of our events pushes us higher and in the case of hosting the Ladies European Tour later this month, it will be an extraordinary occasion,” said Beroun Golf Club President Vojtěch Matějček.
The players can expect a course of 5,703 metres in length, played from a mixture of the yellow and white teeing grounds. The greens will be ready at the speed of 10,5 feet. Strict health precautions will be in place with participants required to stay in the tournament “bubble” between the official hotel and the golf course.
Spectators will be allowed and a live stream showing the action from the last two tournament rounds will be broadcast domestically by Česká televize, in several two-hour blocks.