The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tournament for women, which began in 1979. There are twenty three events which count towards this year's Order of Merit standings. In 2008, the total prize money for all the Ladies European Tour events exceeding 11 Million Euros. There are two tournaments with prize money over a million dollars, and most of the rest are around 500,000 Euros.
The Ladies European Tour 2009 kicked off on February 5th with the ANZ Ladies Masters which took place in Australia and lasted for four days of great ladies golfing action. This tournament is co-sanctioned by the ALPG Tour. It's the richest golf tournament in Australia in 2007, with a total purse of 800,000 Australian Dollars. The winner was hometown girl Katherine Hull, taking the title from defending champion Lisa Hall, the 2008 winner.
February 12th kicked off the next event on the Ladies European Tour, which was the Women's Australian Open. This is the second year that the tournament has borne that name, with the previous name being the MFS Women's Australian Open. The 2009 Tournament was held at the Metropolitan Golf Club, and was won by Laura Davies, who took home the winners share of $75,000. The two previous years were won by Karrie Webb, and Laura Davies won the 2007 tournament.
The next event was an unofficial money event, held in Spain from April 23rd to the 26th. Netherlands took home the title of the European Ladies Golf Cup, with players Christel Boeljon and Marjet Van Der Graff. On the 10th of May is the final day of the Turkish Ladies Open and following that event is the fourth year for the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open on May 14th through the 17th. This is the first event that will attempt to be “carbon-neutral”, or to put it in a way that most are familiar with, will strive to be an eco-friendly tournament.
This tournament has just started and there will be plenty to watch as more events take place throughout the year. Click on any of the links on this page to get your membership and begin watching as the Ladies European Tour 2009 starts up again on May 14th.
Tags: Ladies European Tour
, ANZ Ladies Masters
, Laura Davies