The Ladies European Tour is a worldwide ladies professional golf tour which was founded in 1979 and is based in the UK. Since the formative years, the development of the LET organization has grown into a truly international professional tour. In 2014 under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer Ivan Khodabakhsh, lady golfers from 34 different countries competed in 25 tournaments in 20 different countries for the massive prize fund of more than €11.000.000. 2015 promises to be an even greater success.
The 2014 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open was televised live around the world to a potential home reach of more than 500,000 homes.
The 2015 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open will change venue for the first time since its inauguration in 2008. This year’s event moves to the Nationals sister course the beautiful Carya Golf Club, Belek Antalya. Starting; Sunday 17th May through to Wednesday 20th. May. This is the first ever professional event to finish mid-week. It will guarantee massive live television exposure.
The Prize fund has been doubled from previous tournaments to 500,000 EURO making it one of the top prize money events of 2015.
The Turkish Airlines Ladies Open attracts many of the world´s leading lady professional golfers every year.126 professional players from 31 countries competed at the tournament last year.
Professional lady golfers will travel from all five continents and from countries including United States, Australia, China, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Kazakhstan, Peru, Namibia, Columbia, Mexico, Latvia, etc.
Some of the greatest lady golfers that will play at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open include the great Laura Davies, the winner of 80 tournaments worldwide, The 2014 top money winner Charley Hull (England), last year’s Champion Valentine Derry (France) 2013 Champion Lee Anne Pace from South Africa, 2012 and 2011 Champion from Netherlands Christel Boeljon, 2010 Champion British Melissa Reid, Carin Koch the 2015 Solheim Cup Captain (Sweden) Carlota Ciganda (Spain).
Other remarkable names that played at our tournament in the past are Sophie Gustafson, Sweden; Christina Kim, U.S.A; Trish Johnson, England; Karen Lunn, Australia; Amy Yang, Korea; Ryan O`Toole, U.S.A and Helen Alfredsson, Sweden.
The Pro-Am tournament which always precedes the main event on all the International Professional Golf Tours is one of the unique features of the game of golf. In no other sport does the audience get a chance to play alongside one of the greatest players at a championship course. 36 teams, each team made up of 3 amateur and 1 professional golfers, will compete on Saturday May 16th.