ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters: 10 reasons to visit

Here's why you should be at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters, which takes place from July 3-6 at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham

ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters
Christina Kim celebrates with Karrie Webb - the 2013 ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters - after a hole-in-one at Buckinghamshire GC
(Image credit: Tristan Jones)

Here's why you should be at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters, which takes place from July 3-6 at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham

The ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters takes place at Buckinghamshire Golf from July 3-6, and with a host of Europe's top talent on show and a raft of off-course attractions to keep golf fans of all ages entertained and enthralled, it's a must-visit event.

Below, we take a look at 10 reasons why the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters - one of the stand-out events on the Ladies European Tour roster - looks set to be a definitive highlight of the summer sporting calendar.

1) The Field

The list of players attending the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters features some top European and international talent, including a number of players who formed part of Europe's record-breaking, Solheim-Cup winning team at Colorado Golf Club in 2013. The likes of 2013 Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year Charley Hull, four-time Major Champion Laura Davies and defending champion Karrie Webb will all be taking part.

2) Prestige

The ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters has become the flagship event on the Ladies European Tour over the last couple of years. It bosts a brilliant field, exceptional entertainment, a range of off-course facilities and amenities and much more.

Charley Hull

Charley Hull: 2013 LET Rookie of the Year

3) Beautiful Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Denham - the home of the Ladies European Tour - is one of the most picturesque, well-maintained and quintessentially English golf resorts in the country. The course - with tree-lined fairways and beautiful water features - is presented in immaculate condition and the grounds are laden with bright colours and blossoming flowers. What's more, it's easily accessible from the centre of London and a free park and ride service will be in operation during all four tournament days.

4) Ticket prices

You can get your hands on some great value ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters tickets via Sky Tickets. Prices start from as little as £15 on tournament days, and a special family ticket - two adults and two children for just £27 - is on offer, making the tournament a perfect family proposition. Under-16s also go fo free, as do PGA-Qualified professionals and blind and disabled attendees.

5) SNAG golf

Take your children to the SNAG golf (Starting New at Golf) Zone - with help from the team at The Golf Trust. SNAG golf is a premier learning system containing age-appropriate equipment to teach the game of golf to people of all ages and ability levels in a fun and friendly fashion.

6) Free tuition

Anyone attending the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters will be entitled to free lessons from PGA-Qualified professionals in the Ping Swing Zone. In addition, the ISPS Golf Academy will provide specific lessons and guidance to blind and disabled golfer. You'll also have the chance to take on the professionals in the 'Beat the Pro' putting contest while chatting to some of the LET's best players and gathering useful game-improvement tips. Prizes, including golf magazine subscriptions, Bolle glasses, Solheim Cup goodies and more, are also up for grabs!

7) Win Solheim Cup tickets

You coud win VIP tickets to next year's Solheim Cup at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany, courtesy of Ping.

8) Meet your favourite LET players

There will be ample autograph opportunities and a number of question and answer sessions with some top Ladies European Tour players in the LET tent, where you can also have your photograph taken with the Solheim Cup!

Mel Reid

Mel Reid and Cheyenne Woods

9) Evening entertainment

The ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters is designed to be both an on- and off-course spectacle. There will be a Q&A with famous dancer Anton Du Bec within the tented village on Ladies Day (Thursday 3th July) A cocktail and music night will follow the conclusion of Friday's play, with The Jones Band Gang playing on the stage set up in the BBQ area of the tented village at 19:30 on Saturday evening.

10) Great food and drink

Buckinghamshire Golf Club's sumptuous clubhouse terrace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some high-quality international food and wine. Take a trip to the Pimms Cocktail Bar and the Asahi Bar, enjoy strawberries and cream in the baking sunshine and bask in the festival-like atmosphere of the tournament. If you're keen to expand your wardrobe, check out the vast array of men's and women's clothing being showcased, followed by a visit to the Wines of Portugal stand for some well-deserved refreshment!

It promises to be a fantastic tournament, so click here get your tickets to the 2014 ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters today!

Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x