In Summary
  • Since its formation in 1978, the Ladies 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.

Kenya will for the first time host a Ladies European Tour Golf tournament in December this year.

Courtesy of Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort and event organisers U.COM Event, the inaugural tournament is set for December 5 to 8 after the Pro-Am tournament on December 4.

The tournament, which is expected to bring a field of 96 players, will be sponsored by Magical Kenya and presented by Safaricom through its Mpesa brand.

It will be staged at the Baobab Course, a certified European Tour course at Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort in Kilifi County.

Earlier this year, 12 players from the Ladies European Tour (LET), made a special appearance in Kenya and played two Pro-Ams at Vipingo Ridge.

This event, therefore not only marks 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.

Kenya has so far hosted the European Challenge, main European Tour and the European Seniors Tour.

The tournament will be preceded by a Pro-Am on December 4, and the event organisers will be contacting the top amateur Kenyan golfers to take their place alongside the professionals.

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