The Generali Ladies Tour and LET Access Series open their season tomorrow (14 March) at Four Seasons Provence (Terre Blanche). The location near Cannes in France seems a fitting spot to begin, since there are so many potential young stars that will be competing.
The course is a hilly, parkland style course which follows the gentle contours of the hills nearby the Cote d’Azur. The resort has two championship courses and one of the best practice facilities in Europe. Several LET regulars are using the event to get into tournament-shape before heading next week to Agadir Morocco for the next LET event, the Lalla Meryem Cup.
Terre Blanche is co-sanctioned by the LET Access Series and the Generali Ladies Tour. FFGolf (the French Golf Federation) is also very involved. And in a lot of ways the cooperation between the Generali Tour and LETAS has set the precedent which has allowed more cooperation with the Nordea Tour and Banesto Tour. So again, a shout out to the tours, the main sponsors, and the national federations to simply say well-done. It’s exactly what we (fans & media) and the players want to see.
The tournament is also a bit special for me, since I’ve been to both of the previous editions (this is the 3rd) and enjoyed seeing Henni Zuel and Caroline Afonso win the 2011 and 2010 titles. And also since it’s the first tournament of the 2012 season (excl Q school) which DLM is covering.
For anyone considering a last-munite trip to watch the tournament, we can fully recommend it. It’s a gorgeous spot and easy to get to – only about an hour from the airport in Nice. For maps & recommendations, check out our local picks over at DogLegTravel.
Watch this space over the coming days (and check our photo galleries) for photos from the tournament. We’ll be publishing photos nightly here at DogLegMedia (if possible, depending on local internet connections) and tweeting live from the tournament (@PoodleGolf).