Helping to grow the game
Attending live sport events or meeting your sporting idols can be inspiring experiences.
We’re able to create unique opportunities for children and beginners not just at events, but in the build-up to events.
We aim to make a positive contribution to the growth of the game by working in partnership with local and national organisations so that our events leave a lasting legacy.
Helping young players to achieve their dreams
It’s important that elite young amateurs are able to make informed decisions about turning professional.
Through our development tour – the LET Access Series – talented young players can test themselves against seasoned professionals and gain experience of playing on an international tour.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup sees twelve of Europe’s top amateurs competing against the top American amateurs in what is a wonderful celebration of youth golf.
Helping players joining the tour for the first time
Our Rookie Orientation Programme gives players new to the tour a comprehensive introduction to life as an LET member.
As well as learning about the inner workings of the LET, the Rookies are briefed about the responsibilities they have to themselves, to the LET, to promoters, to sponsors and to the sport.
Helping members to further their careers
As well as the Rookies, our membership includes players who have been with us for some time and players who might be coming to the end of their playing days and will need to think about a second career.
At all stages, there will be an associated educational need. Therefore, we’re building a Career Development Programme through which the players can access advice and support services.
Supporting the community
We don’t just want to visit a golfing venue, we want to connect with the local community around the venue.
We want to work with promoters and local organisations to find ways of putting smiles on faces and bringing joy to lives.
Maintaining contact with former players
When players leave our tour, we still consider them to be part of the LET community.
Former players have knowledge and experiences that can help those following in their footsteps.
Through an Alumni Association, former LET members can not only keep in contact with the friends they made during their time on tour, but can share information such as job opportunities.
If you’re an LET Member, this Players’ Hub is for you. It has been developed as a one-stop-shop to support your continuing personal development whilst you play the sport you love. It acts as a signpost to information that will help you during your time on tour (dual career) and help you to prepare for you longer-term future after your time on tour has come to an end (second career).
To all of the 2020 Rookies, welcome to the Ladies European Tour.
Our Rookie Orientation Programme aims to give you a comprehensive introduction to life as an LET member.
Through the year, we try to organise a number of training workshops at events and we have produced a series of Guidance Notes for you that provide you with information and advice about a variety of topics.
A series of Guidance Notes has been produced to give you advice and information across a variety of topics that are relevant to a career as a professional sports person. These include managing your LET identity, seeking invites to events, trying to attract sponsors, managing your finances and transitioning into a second career.
If you have any comments about the notes or other ideas for additional notes, please contact the Development Department.
OpenLearn is an educational resource that has been developed by the world renowned Open University. It provides free educational resources across many different subjects. With almost 1,000 free courses, you should be able to find something that’s of interest to you.
A number of courses have been pre-selected for you which are relevant to a career as a professional sports person.
Gaining a PGA qualification can help you through your years as a Tour Professional and can make the transition into a second career much easier. Over the years, many LET players have gone on to establish successful coaching careers after their time on tour.
To become a qualified PGA Coach, you need to go through an approved course run by your National PGA.
Click here for a full list of National PGAs, or you could seek guidance from the PGAs of Europe.
The LET is a member of the Professional Players’ Federation, which brings together a number of professional sports bodies across a range of sports. Many of the sports are dealing with similar issues, particularly regarding education and welfare issues. The LET also has connections with a number of other professional bodies and international sports organisations.
The LET is grateful to all of the organisations that have allowed the LET to use and share the resources and videos they have produced.
The LET takes the welfare and well-being of the membership very seriously and is aiming to enhance the support on offer.
Professional sport can be a very challenging environment and players have to cope with many different pressures.
A number of sports have produced resources that give general advice about how to minimise the risk of experiencing health and mental health problems as well as a number of case studies. Many thanks to those sports for allowing the LET to share this information.
An education grant-aid scheme, supported by The R&A, has been introduced to help players who are looking to invest in their own personal development by enhancing their skills and knowledge.
Grants are available for qualifications that will help LET Members during their playing career, or that will prepare them for their longer-term plans. The education need not be related to the golf industry.
We encourage all of the LET Members to give some thought to their career plans. Obviously, your Plan A will be to have a long and successful career as a Professional golfer. However, while playing on the tour, it is worth considering your Plan B.
We are trying to develop a range of resources and services that will help players to go through a thought process to identify what Plan B might look like, and we’re here to help when the time comes to apply for another job.
We encourage young females aspiring to become a Professional Golfer to go through a comprehensive thought process before turning professional. Trying to make it as a touring professional and sustain a career is tough. It requires hard-work and dedication.
The Career Caddie has been developed to provide relevant information to young females and parents so that they are better able to make an informed decision at the right time and for the right reasons.