The LET Access remains again in Carrville

The LETAS Links Series is scheduled from 24 to 26 July with the participation of six Italian players

by Andrea Gussoni
The LET Access remains again in Carrville

The LET Access remains at the Ramside Hall Golf Club in Carrville, England, where the LETAS Links Series is scheduled from 24 to 26 July with the participation of six Italian players: Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso, Erika De Martini, Sara Berselli, Martina Flori, Alessia Fornara and Marta Spiazzi.

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In the field of 118 competitors, seven of the top ten of the money list including the Swiss Elena Moosmann, number two, the highest in the standings, and three season winners, the French Lucie Andrè, n.

8 (Santander Golf Tour-Girona), the Spanish Marta Martin, n. 4 (Czech Ladies Challenge), and the English Lianna Bailey, who scored in the previous Links Series Ramside Hall. Among the favorites also the others in the top ten, the Slovenian Katja Pogacar (n.

6), the English Emily Price (n. 7) and the Scottish Hannah McCook (n. 10). Without forgetting the Australian Kristalle Blum, the English Gemma Clews, the Dutch Pasqualle Coffa and Zhen Bontan, the Iberian Teresa Diez Moliner, the Danish Fie Olsen and the Scottish Clara Young.

Awaited for a confirmation Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso, 11th in the Links Series Ramside Hall, who is trying to climb up the order of merit where she currently occupies the 28th position. The jackpot is 40,000 euros with the first coin of 6,400 euros.

Women's golf in Europe only depopulated some time after the creation of the LPGA in the United States of America. In 1978, the Women's Professional Golfers' Association (or simply WPGA) was founded, underpinning the largest operating Professional Golfers' Association in the United Kingdom.

The following year a tour was established with Carlsberg as the main sponsor and including 12 tournaments (36 holes), including the Women's British Open. For his first two seasons the Tour fields were rated for 36 strokes, later increased to 54; the prize money also underwent an increase, going from the initial 80,000 pounds to 250,000 in 1981, at the cost, however, of the loss of important tournaments and sponsorships.

At the end of the 1981 season the collaboration with Carlsberg ended, and despite an initial optimism, the Ladies European Tour experienced a period of crisis which culminated in the cancellation of further stages. In the second part of the eighties the circuit found itself with only 10 tournaments left and its future was called into question.

To remedy the crisis and its now low visibility, in 1988 the main exponents of the management decided to create an independent body, the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour Limited: the new entity then changed its headquarters, moving from The Belfry (shared with the PGA) to the Tytherington Club in Cheshire.

In 1998 the Tour changed its name to the European Ladies' Professional Golf Association Limited and then to the Ladies European Tour Limited in July 2000. In 2008 the body changed headquarters again, this time settling at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, near London.

In 2010 the Tour announced the creation of the LET Access Series (LETAS), its official development circuit. In January 2020 the Ladies European Tour entered into a joint venture with the LPGA Tour, with the aim of further growing women's professional golf around the world: the Ladies European Golf Venture Limited became the central body of the board of directors and was joined by representatives of other entities such as the LPGA Tour, PGA European Tour and The R&A.