The Rose Ladies Series is set to return in 2022, with five events each offering a £10,000 prize
Speculation started circling even before the final 2021 Rose Ladies Series event at Bearwood Lakes, which was won by Ladies European Tour player Chloe Williams.
As the professional golf world was looking to return to more of a normal schedule in 2022, how would the Rose Ladies Series fit into the timeline? Especially as the main aim of the Series had been to give playing opportunities to professional women golfers whilst their usual events weren't available.
A point that was backed up by Kate Rose when we spoke to her at The Berkshire event last May. She said:
"That's really how we view ourselves, we're just a place for the female pros to warm up for their bigger events. So that when they do show up to those events, they're showing up with their best golf. Golf's not a computer that you just switch on, having a scorecard in your hand is essential to get yourself ready and to perform to your best.
"When they have a big gap in their schedule, and they just have to show up, you don't quite know where your game is, maybe the adrenaline might be different if you're feeling a bit rusty. So that's how we view ourselves as a sort of layer underneath, a platform for these players to springboard from.
"We don't know where it's going in the future. It's really just running on an ad hoc, as-needed basis.
2022 Rose Ladies Series schedule
Unsurprisingly the schedule has been reduced from 2021 and but the Series still boasts five events at fantastic locations, all with a £10,000 winner's cheque.
The announcement across the Rose Ladies Series social media channels at 12pm today (March 14):
It is an impressive line-up, with Sunningdale being added as a new venue this year:
Tuesday April 5 - West Lancashire Golf Club
Thursday April 14 - Sunningdale (New)
Wednesday April 20 - Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club
Monday April 25 - Walton Heath Golf Club
Thursday April 28 - Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Following the announcement, Justin and Kate Rose released a statement:
"Kate and I were keen to run a third Rose Ladies Series, and are delighted to have announced it yesterday! The 2022 LET and LET Access Series schedules are so strong this year, but we thought a condensed series of 5 events in April could be beneficial as a great warm-up for the ladies ahead of going back out on tour."
The events all fall in April, which is perfect timing for any players on the LET Access Series as the main season doesn't kick off until May 12. They also coincide with an Asian swing on the LET, which includes the two new Trust Golf Asian Mixed events, so could attract some LET stars who may not be making the trip to Thailand.
We'll give you more information once we receive it. We're really pleased to see the Rose Ladies Series return for a third year and to see the continued support from Kate and Justin Rose and the other sponsors involved.
Find out more about the 2022 Rose Ladies Series and register to play here.