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Ny turnering på LET
Ny turnering på Europa Touren for
Det ser ut til at interessen for europeisk damegolf er for oppadgående. Nå
kommer det enda en ny turnering på programmet.
Den kommer allerede 5. - 8. desember 2019. Turneringen arrangeres på
Baobab-banen på Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County i Kenya.
Etter at terminlisten har skrumpet inn for noen år siden, har det i det siste
kommet stadig nye turneringer med på terminlisten. Hyggelig!
Her er meldingen fra LET:
New LET Event in Kenya Announced
2nd October 2019
The Magical Kenya Ladies Open, a new tournament on the Ladies European Tour,
will take place from the 5th to the 8th December 2019 on the Baobab Course at
Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County, Kenya, in collaboration with title sponsor Magical
Kenya, presenting sponsor MPesa and Promoter U.COM Event GmbH.
Not only will this event mark the very first time professional lady golfers will
have played competitively in the region but it will also be the final event of
the 2019 season. The 72-hole stroke play competition will prove a significant
milestone in the history of the sport in Kenya and work to motivate the next
generation of female players throughout the country.
The field size is expected to be 96 and in an invitation to the players, Amb.
Dr. Amina C. Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and
Heritage, said: “We are pleased to host the Magical Kenya Ladies Open for the
first time. lt is our hope and expectation that your participation will inspire
other women to take up the sport and awaken their potential to play
professionally. We warmly welcome all the players to Kenya and wish everyone a
rewarding experience in our magical country.”
Broadcasted live across the globe to millions of viewers, the event will
showcase Kenya as a unique golfing and holiday destination as well as elevate
the country as an important player on the world’s stage, not just in terms of
golf but sports in general.
Dirk Glittenberg, Managing Director of U.COM Event, explained: “Our long-term
vision of bringing women’s professional golf to Kenya is finally becoming a
reality. We are always striving to find new destinations for the Ladies European
Tour and the Kenyan Coast will be a very memorable one for all players, their
guests and TV spectators worldwide.”
Ladies European Tour Chair Marta Figueras-Dotti commented: “The announcement of
the Magical Kenya Ladies Open is a proud moment for everyone at the Ladies
European Tour and we are excited to help Kenya build its reputation as a
preferred golf destination for women and girls.”
Det offisielle turneringsbildet med Marita Engzelius som nr 4 fra høyre.
The Ladies European Tour (LET) is headquartered at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club
near London and celebrates women’s golf on a global stage. Since its formation
in 1978, the Ladies European Tour has crowned more than 250 different winners
and 700 championship trophies have been lifted as players from nearly 30
different countries have won on the Tour. The LET operates tournaments across
the continents and The Solheim Cup, which has been played 16 times biannually
since 1990, has become one of the biggest female sporting events in the world.
The LET Access Series is the official developmental tour and bridges the gap
from amateur to professional golf, giving young players the opportunity to gain
valuable competitive experience and progress onto the main professional tour. The Board
of Directors are the guardians of the tour and, along with the Players
Council, ensure the tour continues to grow and improve for
players, fans and all associates.
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Set among 2,500 acres of manicured gardens, a PGA golf course and wilder terrain,
Vipingo Ridge is a secure gated community with panoramic views from the Indian
Ocean in the east to the Chodari Hills in the west. This unique destination
offers exceptional real estate opportunities or holiday rentals for shorter
stays. And with Africa’s only PGA-accredited golf course featuring a meandering
system of lakes and streams that runs throughout the championship-level 18
holes, this is the perfect setting for lovers of the game.
U.COM Event GmbH
U.COM Event is hosting professional sports events with tens of thousands of
spectators, as well as corporate events from New York to Tokyo. The list
includes events such as the ATP Tour Millennium Estoril Open or the Ladies
The three U.COM brands —U.COM Media, U.COM Event and U.COM Player— offer a wide
range of professional event- and sports-related services.
Since 1997, U.COM is an international, independent, owner-managed agency with
projects around the globe, committed to delivering the best service possible.
The U.COM network works for national and international sports leagues, tours and
athletes, in addition to media platforms and global brands.
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