A second season of the Rose Ladies Series will be played this year. Here’s everything you need to know
The Rose Ladies Series will return in 2021 with 11 events played across England and Scotland.
The 2021 campaign will be split into three sections – in April and May, August, and September – to coincide with gaps in the Ladies European Tour season.
Each of the 10 regular events, starting at West Lancashire on April 29, will carry a first prize of £10,000. The final, which will take place at Bearwood Lakes on September 25, will offer £20,000 to the winner.
American Golf and Computacenter reeturn as title sponsors, while the R&A and BMW are also on board.
What is the Rose Ladies Series?
While the LET stars waited to hear if they will have any more tournaments to play in 2020, Justin Rose and wife Kate decided to take matters into their own hands – and pockets.
The pair put their name and money behind a series of women’s events for British professional professionals throughout June and July.
The Justin Rose Ladies Series featured seven one-day tournaments followed by a three-day, 54-hole grand final held at North Hants, the Berkshire, and Wentworth.
The Roses contributed £35,000 in prize money, while American Golf and Computacenter UK matched the total as title sponsors. All 10 golf clubs offered their facilities for free.
When setting up the tournament, 2013 US Open champion Rose explained: “I am keenly aware that I now have the opportunity to go back to work and compete on the PGA Tour but this is not the same for the ladies and some junior tours as well.
Rose Ladies Series 2021
Event 1: West Lancs
Rose Ladies Series 2020
Charley Hull won the Rose Ladies Series Order of Merit after the three-day Grand Final was cancelled midway through the final round as wildfires raged near Wentworth.
Play was suspended when fires on nearby Chobham Common crept over the railway line that runs alongside the West course’s 9th hole and near the 10th tee.
The 10th tee is the furthest point from the clubhouse on the huge Wentworth estate and players were brought in while the emergency services worked on controlling the fire. NCG spoke to a player involved who said everyone was in and safe.
Organisers announced soon after that play was suspended for the day and will resume on Saturday, but the Major Incident Command Centre ruled that the course would need to be closed indefinitely and the decision was made to end the Series after the second round of the Grand Final.
A statement read that they “worked through the night to find a suitable alternative date for both the venue and players” but “with the imminent recommencement of a packed LET and LPGA schedule it proved impossible to do”.
Alice Hewson, who led the at the 36-hole stage as well as the time of suspension, was handed the £10,000 first prize, while Hull wins £20,000 for topping the Order of Merit.
Event 1: Brokenhurst Manor
Charley Hull won the inaugural event after seeing off fellow LET player Liz Young in a play-off on her home course.
World No 25 Hull was two clear with two to play but a double bogey at 17 saw her fall back level with Young on even par. A 15-footer for birdie at the first extra hole was enough to take the £5,000 first prize.
Event 2: Moor Park
Meghan MacLaren birdied the first hole of the second Rose Ladies Series event at Moor Park and never looked back.
MacLaren was five shots clear of the pack on the 11th tee before four dropped shots in the next three holes made for a much more interesting finish.
In the end she finished at 3-under, two ahead of Liz Young and amateur Sam Fuller.
Event 3: The Buckinghamshire
Given the winning scores in the first two events were even par and 3-under, Gemma Dryburgh probably didn’t expect to challenge when she was 2-over on the 4th tee.
But she was in contention when she reached the turn at 1-over par before catching fire on the back nine, with birdies at 10, 13, 14 and 16 enough for a one-shot victory over former Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall.
Event 4: Royal St George’s
Gemma Dryburgh made it back-to-back wins thanks to a 1-under-par 69 at Royal St George’s.
It was a frantic finish at next year’s Open venue. Dryburgh dropped a shot at the 15th and watched playing partner Charley Hull go one clear with birdie at the par-3 16th. The third player in the group, Georgia Hall, had a bogey four to fall back to even par.
Hull finished bogey-bogey to hand Dryburgh, who parred her way home, her second Rose Ladies Series title.
Event 4: JCB Country Club
The final three holes at JCB Country Club proved to be decisive in the fourth Rose Ladies Series event.
In the end, Gabriella Cowley’s five birdies through 12 were enough to sneak a one-shot victory over a five-strong group tied for 2nd that included Charley Hull and Georgia Hall.
Indeed, on a day that yielded plenty of birdies, the six players that finished under par played the final three holes in a combined 9-over-par.
Event 5: Bearwood Lakes
After a couple of runner-up spots Georgia Hall is finally off the mark in the Rose Ladies Series.
It was a rollercoaster round at Bearwood Lakes for the former Women’s British Open champion, who holed four birdies and three bogeys in the opening 13, before parring her way home for a 1-under 71 that proved to be enough.
Meghan MacLaren, who won the second event at Moor Park, was in a six-strong group tied-2nd at level par.
Event 6: The Shire
Georgia Hall showed her class at the Shire to win her second straight Rose Ladies Series event.
Hall rolled in seven birdies and two bogeys for a 5-under 67 and a three-shot win over Liz Young and Kylie Henry.
Her record prior to the Grand Final read 2nd-2nd-2nd-1st-1st.
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Source: National Club Golf