Justin Rose and his wife Kate have pledged further support for the women's game by launching the Rose Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour's Access Series.
The event is set to take place at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire from September 23-25 and there will be a huge 65,000 euro prize fund on offer, the largest on the LETAS circuit this season outside of the Grand Final.
The Rose Ladies Series, which the pair started up in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, was hugely successful and they feel this new 54-hole event will be another significant move in boosting the women's game. Charley Hull won the inaugural event at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club.
Eight events were held on the Rose Ladies Series in 2020 and 11 events were held in 2021. Five more events were played in April of this year to help players prepare for the new season.
We are really excited to announce the Rose Ladies Open! Building on the success of the Rose Ladies Series, by creating this new tournament, as part of the LET Access Series. @LETAccess https://t.co/HcHSqqabZn pic.twitter.com/tMgeGfWR1h— Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) July 25, 2022
"Building on the success of the Rose Ladies Series, we wanted to continue growing and developing the ladies' professional game by creating this new tournament, as part of the LET Access Series," said Justin and Kate Rose.
"Our motivation remains the same: we want to give the female professionals more opportunities to play competitively; provide them the chance to compete for larger prize funds; provide opportunities to be seen and receive the exposure they deserve, so that we can continue to work towards change and the drive for equality and help provide the pathway to the Ladies European Tour."
There is much to be excited about for the women's game in Europe with the AIG Women's Open at Muirfield fast approaching next week.
Following an exciting Evian Championship in France which was won by Brooke Henderson, the Rose Ladies Open adds another opportunity for the best female golfers in Europe to showcase their talent.