After a six-year break, the Ladies European Tour is to visit Germany for the Amundi German Masters.
The Ladies European Tour is set to return to Germany after a six-year break with the Amundi German Masters from June 30 – July 3, 2022. The event will be organised by U.COM Event, with Amundi Asset Management as the title sponsor.
VcG, the German Association of Independent Golfers, will act as presenting partner whilst also being supported by the DGC, German Golf Association. The prize fund will be €300,000, with the venue to be announced shortly.
U.COM Event has partnered with title sponsor Amundi to run the event for at least the next three years as they look to establish the tournament as one of Europe’s top events. U.COM Event have already successfully staged the Magical Ladies Kenya Open on the LET and the DP World Tour’s Porsche European Open in Hamburg. Amundi is also increasing its involvement in women's golf with the Amundi German Masters, after the asset manager became the title-sponsor of The Amundi Evian Championship last year, the only women’s golf major in continental Europe.
The 2016 Ladies European Masters was the last time a professional women’s field was presented on German soil. Since then, German female pros have produced a number of successful performances to make their mark on the LET. Most recently Esther Henseleit triumphed at the LET season opener, the Magical Kenya Ladies Open. The organisers and sponsors are delighted to be able to offer women’s golf and professionals from Germany a stage to showcase their talent.
Offering German talent a platform
Tournament director Dirk Glittenberg, said:
“Having cooperated for a very long time with the Ladies European Tour, we at U.COM Event have always had the heartfelt wish to attract the best women golfers back to Germany. After three years of intensive planning, the day has now finally come. It makes us unbelievably happy to have found a partner in Amundi and be again able to offer the talented German women golfers a chance to play in their home country. Women’s golf lies in U.COM’s DNA and it’s high time that Germany got a women’s tournament alongside the three men’s pro events.”
Christian Pellis, CEO Amundi Deutschland, said:
“Equal opportunity is one of Amundi’s basic principles and we view diversity – in all its facets – as a real asset for society and the company. Through our involvement in the Amundi German Masters, we are delighted to make women’s golf more visible in Germany and give all the participants the chance to show their skills and progress in the game of golf.
“Alongside its sponsoring activities in golf, Amundi last year launched the Amundi Women Talent Program whereby five European players – including Karolin Lampert – are supported over a period of two years. The Amundi Young Talent Program was also set up. It enables girls to discover the game of golf when taking up the invitation to enjoy a day on the golf course in Evian.”
“I’m so pleased at once again having the opportunity to play a tournament in Germany and hopefully also to be welcoming, alongside family and friends, lots of German fans,”
LET CEO Alexandra Armas is understandable thrilled to see the LET return to Germany. She said:
"We are so appreciative that Amundi is extending its long-term commitment to women’s sport and supporting the development of female golfers in Europe, as we share the same values when it comes to promoting diversity and equality.”
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