The Ladies European Tour and LET Access Series jointly announce today a new event set to debut on their 2019 schedules. The Tipsport Czech Ladies Open will be played at Golf Resort Karlštejn on 23-25 August and will become the second dual-ranking event between the LET and LETAS, following the Jabra Ladies Open.
“We are delighted to add a second dual-ranking event with LETAS onto the LET schedule, this time in the Czech Republic. In the same way that LETAS provides a stepping stone for aspiring professionals onto the main Tour, the dual-ranking system allows a bridge for tournaments to evolve from the LET Access Series to the LET,” commented LET CEO Mark Lichtenhein. “We are grateful to Sport Team Plzeň for their confidence in both Tours and for their support in developing women’s professional golf in central Europe.”
Luboš Koželuh, Manager of Sport Team Plzeň, said that the company is extremely excited to extend its involvement with women’s professional golf.
“We are pleased to welcome the Ladies European Tour back to the Czech Republic after three years. The Tipsport Czech Ladies Open will take place at one of the most beautiful and high quality resorts in Europe, Golf Resort Karlštejn. It will be the most important women’s golf event in the Czech Republic, following the Czech Ladies Challenge at Konopiště, a LETAS event which has contributed to the popularisation and increased media recognition of ladies‘ professional golf and we are thrilled to see so many female players from the Czech Republic featuring in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.“
The €120,000 Tipsport Czech Ladies Open offers local female golfers the opportunity to express their talent and develop their golf experience, by competing against some of the top players from the Ladies European Tour.
The international field of 138 players will include 50 from LETAS, 50 from LET, 10 Federation exchanges, 10 promoter LET invites and 18 Czech Golf Federation invites, with a cut to the leading 50 professionals and ties after the first two rounds.
As one of the top ranked golf courses in the Czech Republic, which hosted the 1997 Czech Open on the men’s European Tour, won by Bernhard Langer, Golf Resort Karlštejn will provide the perfect setting for the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open.
Opened in 1993, the course lies in the grounds of Karlštejn Castle and is routed over a hilly, wooded landscape through limestone outcrops, ravines and lakes, presenting a formidable challenge for all golfers.