Seventeen events in seven different countries as the prize fund increases for the 2023 LET Access Series.
The LET Access Series is excited to announce the schedule for the 2023 season, which is set to feature 17 events in seven different countries across the year and will continue to give players an opportunity to compete and progress.
Players will be competing for a total prize fund of at least €767,500, which is an increase on the total purse of €710,000 announced at the beginning of the 2022 season.
Once again, Europe will play host to all of the tournaments across the calendar year which will take place between March and October with Sweden hosting five tournaments in total in the 2023 season.
Spain is set to hold three tournaments as is France with Switzerland and England hosting two, including the return of the Rose Ladies Open, while there will also be visits to Czechia and Denmark during the year.
The season will start and end in Spain, and it is due to get underway at the Santander Golf Tour – GIRONA between March 1-3 before rounding out with the Santander Golf Tour – ZARAGOZA between October 26-28.
Four tournaments have increased their prize funds from 2022 with the Montauban Ladies Open, Amundi Czech Ladies Challenge, Smorum Ladies Open by EC Drive and the Rose Ladies Open all offering bigger purses this year.
Last season Czechia’s Sara Kouskova was crowned LETAS Order of Merit winner and Rookie of the Year after winning three times in her maiden season as a professional and securing status on the LET for 2023.
Five other players clinched LET cards for 2023 alongside Kouskova including Germany’s Chiara Noja – before she won her maiden Ladies European Tour (LET) title at the Aramco Team Series – Jeddah – as well as New Zealand’s Momoka Kobori, Germany’s Patricia Isabel Schmidt, Dutch golfer Lauren Holmey and Sweden’s Anna Magnusson.
Top six players gain LET membership
At the end of the season, a minimum of six players on the LETAS Order of Merit will earn membership to the LET for 2024, while players finishing in seventh to 21st positions will be exempt into the final stage of LET Q-School.
Speaking about the announcement Alexandra Armas, LET CEO, said: “We are extremely proud to be able to announce the schedule for the 2023 LET Access Series. It looks set to be a great year with 17 events on the schedule taking place in seven countries across Europe and it also shows the commitment there is to provide greater competitive opportunities to players which in turn gives them the potential to progress to the Ladies European Tour.
“The LET is dedicated to supporting our members and growing the game of golf to new and existing markets and we are excited to confirm the release of this schedule in what will be another great year. I would like to thank our sponsors, partners and all the federations that have shown their belief, vision and perseverance.”
Ana Larraneta, LETAS Tour Manager, added: “We’re delighted to announce the schedule for the 2023 LETAS season. To be able to continue to provide a full schedule with increasing prize funds year on year is amazing for LETAS members. I would like to thank sponsors, partners and all the federations, who are committed to help grow the women’s game, for the support and we’re excited for the year ahead.”
2023 LET Access Series Schedule
|March 1-3||Santander Golf Tour - GIRONA||40,000|
|April 13-15||Terre Blanche Ladies Open||40,000|
|May 12-14||Flumserberg Ladies Open||45,000|
|June 9-11||Montauban Ladies Open||45,000|
|June 16-18||Amundi Czech Ladies Challenge||42,500|
|June 29 – July 1||Västerås Open by Elite Hotels||40,000|
|July 4-6||Capio Ögon Trophy||40,000|
|July 31 – August 2||Smorum Ladies Open by EC Drive||60,000|
|August 9-11||Big Green Egg Open||40,000|
|August 16-18||LETAS SWEDEN||40,000|
|August 23-25||LETAS SWEDEN||40,000|
|TBC||Women’s English Masters||65,000|
|September 7-9||Rose Ladies Open||70,000|
|September 14-16||Hauts de France – Pas de Calais Golf Open||40,000|
|TBC||ASGI Lavaux Ladies Open||40,000|
|October 18-20||Calatayud Ladies Open||40,000|
|October 26-28||Santander Golf Tour - ZARAGOZA||40,000|
Visit the LET Access Series website for all information on the tour.