The Rose Ladies Series has announced an expanded 2021 schedule, with 11 one-day events taking place across the UK over the coming months.
The second edition of the Series will be played in three blocks over the season, coinciding with gaps in the Ladies European Tour schedule, with more events than last year and increased prize money on offer.
Justin Rose and his wife, Kate, put their name and money towards a set of women’s events last year to give playing opportunities to UK-based players during the Ladies European Tour’s coronavirus-enforced shutdown. Seven one-day tournaments were followed by a three-day, 54-hole Grand Final across three venues, including the West Course at Wentworth, while the 2021 campaign will offer even more playing opportunities and increased prize purses.
The first ten events of the 18-hole shootouts will see the winner take home £10,000, double what was on offer last year, while the Grand Final prize has also increased to give a guaranteed £20,000 to the winner.
The new season will begin at West Lancashire Golf Club on April 29, with events taking place at Woburn, Brokenhurst Manor and The Berkshire over the next three weeks.
The first four events offer UK-based players opportunities for some tournament practice ahead of the start of the Ladies European Tour season in mid-May, with the Rose Ladies Series then returning in August as part of a busy stretch of British-based golf.
Four tournaments in six days will be held from August 2-7, the week the women’s Olympic event will take place in Tokyo, starting with back-to-back events in Lancashire at Hillside and Royal Birkdale.
JCB Golf & Country Club will hold an event on August 5 before the Series heads to Scotland for the first time on August 7 at Scotscraig, with that run of tournaments coming after the ISPS Handa World Invitational and ahead of the Women’s Scottish Open the following week.
The final three events then take place in an empty week on the Ladies European Tour schedule, with tournaments at North Hants on September 20 and Buckinghamshire Golf Club on September 23, before the Grand Final takes place at Bearwood Lakes on September 25.
Charley Hull topped the season-long Order of Merit ahead of Georgia Hall in 2020, with the Grand Final abandoned during the final round due to a fire at Wentworth. Meghan MacLaren, Gemma Dryburgh, Gabriella Cowley and Alice Hewson were the other players to win events during the series.