The LET Golf Podcast

Welcome to The LET Golf Podcast! Every week we will have guests ready to open up about the world of life on Tour, and give you an insight into the life of a golfer.

From first-year rookies to those who have been there, seen it and done it, we will have a variety of characters from the Ladies European Tour talk about their own personal journey to joining Europe’s elite golfers.

Episodes come out every week on a Wednesday, and can be found on SpotifyAppleGoogle or wherever you get your podcasts, as well as right here on this page, as every episode will be uploaded directly here each week, and all you need to do is click play!

So sit back and relax and listen to your favourite golfers talk about their experiences, or even get to know a new face and pick up some tips along the way, there are plenty of episodes to choose from so you’re spoilt for choice!

S2 E3: Shannon Tan

After a magical week in Kenya with giraffes and zebras roaming the fairways, who better to join us than the winner of the opening event Shannon Tan.

The rookie talks us through her golf journey, how she decided to go to college, and then the decision to turn professional after securing status at Lalla Aicha Q-School.

Shannon also tells us what it was like growing up in Singapore and also living in Australia, the reaction back home to her win, and being starstruck on the putting green in Riyadh.

S2 E2: Season Preview with Sophie Walker and Richard Kaufman

After a two-month hiatus the Ladies European Tour (LET) returns this week for the first event of the 2024 season – the Magical Kenya Ladies Open!

With 31 events on the schedule this year, who better to kick things off and preview the upcoming action than Sky Sports commentary duo, the voices of the LET, Sophie Walker and Richard Kaufman.

Looking ahead to an exciting 2024, Sophie and Richard discuss which rookies are on their radars, which events they are most looking forward to, and which players could earn Solheim Cup call-ups in September.

The LET encyclopaedias then tackle our tricky 2023 quiz, and as expected things get just a little competitive…

S2 E1: Alexandra Försterling

The 2024 Ladies European Tour (LET) season is finally here and we’re kicking off a new year with a brand new series of The LET Golf Podcast!

Returning for her second appearance on the pod following a magnificent end to 2023 is Germany’s Alexandra Försterling – now a two-time LET winner after claiming the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open and Mallorca Ladies Open.

Lexi stops by to chat about those two brilliant victories before revealing exactly what it’s like to be a rookie on Tour. The 24-year-old then chats Gossip Girl, rooming with Emma Spitz, meeting Bastian Schweinsteiger, and becomes the first player to take on our new quiz…

S1 E33: Kristyna Napoleaova

As we head into the fifth and final Aramco Team Series event of 2023, Czechia’s Kristyna Napoleaova joins us this week to recap the season and share her incredible journey to the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Fresh from guiding her team to victory in Hong Kong, Napoleaova discusses her early football career which saw her represent the national team before a devastating injury forced to take up golf only seven years ago.

The 27-year-old then reflects on her magnificent maiden LET victory at the Amundi German Masters before exposing which Czech mate on Tour cooks the best food…

S1 E32: Smilla Tarning Sønderby

After a brief break, the LET Golf Podcast returns this week with recent winner Smilla Tarning Sønderby stopping by as our latest guest.

Joining us live from Delhi ahead of the Hero Women’s Indian Open, the Dane reflects on her emphatic maiden LET victory at the KPMG Women’s Irish Open when she fired a final round 62 to win at Dromoland Castle.

Eyeing more success at the backend of the season, Sønderby also discusses her journey to the LET which includes winning the NCAA Championship at Ole Miss, turning pro just one year into college, and looking up to fellow Danes Nicole Broch Estrup and Emily Kristine Pedersen. The 23-year-old then answers a series of quickfire questions revealing quite the hero growing up.

S1 E31: Solheim Cup Special

At long last, the 2023 Solheim Cup is finally here! Joining us live from Spain at Finca Cortesin, Team Europe captain Suzann Pettersen and vice-captain Caroline Martens stop by to talk about how their squad is settling in ahead of a huge showdown with USA.

The dynamic duo chat everything from gifts to pairings to who’s got the best banter in the team group chat. With Solheim on their minds, Suzann and Caroline then take part in our epic quiz to crown who really knows the squad to its tee…

S1 E30: Gemma Dryburgh

With just one week to go until the 2023 Solheim Cup, Gemma Dryburgh stops by for a chat before she makes her debut for Team Europe in Spain.

The Scotswoman explains her journey into golf, all of the sports she played when she was younger, how she ended up moving to Florida when she was 15 as well as her college experience at Tulane University.

Dryburgh then talks us through her professional career thus far including her maiden LPGA Tour title in Japan, before describing how surreal it is to be able to play under Suzann Pettersen in Spain just four years after she was a spectator at Gleneagles.

S1 E29: Trish Johnson

With 19 wins to her name, there are few bigger legends on the Ladies European Tour (LET) than England’s Trish Johnson, and the lifetime member joins us this week fresh off a huge victory at the US Senior Women’s Open.

After clinching her inaugural USGA title in Portland, Trish breaks down her battle with fellow Brit Catriona Matthew before deep-diving into her illustrious LET career – one which sees her third on the all-time winners’ list.

The Englishwoman then reviews the upcoming Solheim Cup as well as this season’s Race to Costa Del Sol, and our gruelling quiz attempts to take its latest victim as we pick Johnson’s brain back to 1987…

S1 E28: Klara Davidson Spilkova

Joining us in Ireland on the eve of her KPMG Women’s Irish Open title defence, Klara Davidson Spilkova shares her golfing journey which includes picking up the clubs aged four, playing against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas at the Junior Ryder Cup, and attending Q-School in her teenage years.

The Czech then star details her incredible wedding to husband Sean in Prague before spilling the beans on what he’s really like as a caddie. Last but not least, Klara answers some rapid fire questions and gives us a glimpse into her mantra side.

S1 E27: Leona Maguire

With Suzann Pettersen’s squad finalised for the Solheim Cup, the hero of Toledo is in town as Ireland’s Leona Maguire swings by following the big reveal.

Joining us from her homeland ahead of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open, Maguire weighs in on Suzann’s captain’s picks before deep diving into what it means to represent Team Europe.

The two-time LPGA winner takes us on a trip down memory lane as we learn about her sporty upbringing with twin Lisa, her memories playing in the PING Junior Solheim Cup, and what it was like to meet her idols when the sisters became the youngest players to tee up on the LET aged just 12(!).

Leona then reveals what Celine Boutier was like as a student at Duke University before picking the best dream fourball possible during our rapid fire Q&A.

S1 E26: Olivia Mehaffey

With a trip to Northern Ireland this week, who better to join us for this episode of the podcast than local player and LET member Olivia Mehaffey.

Olivia talks to us about her golfing journey so far including her glittering amateur career, memories of the PING Junior Solheim Cup and playing at Arizona State University.

The Northern Irish woman is open and honest about the struggles she has had on and off the golf course, how she dealt with her father’s death, taking a break and what work she has done to be able to return to life on Tour.  

S1 E25: Georgia Hall

Joining us in England as she prepares for the final Major of the year, Hall relives her magical moment at Royal Lytham & St Annes before diving into how her life changed from that moment on.

With the Solheim Cup just around the corner, the English star then looks ahead to the Spanish showdown and reveals just who she’d like to play with, and against, at Finca Cortesin.

There’s also some Netflix chat and we get to the bottom of Georgia’s golf-inspired name.

S1 E24: Luke Donald and Suzann Pettersen

Team Europe royalty are in the house this week as Suzann Pettersen joins Luke Donald for a special Solheim x Ryder Cup edition of the LET Golf Podcast!

Appearing together for the first time, the two captains talk Wimbledon, winning parties, and what makes each event special while comparing teams and tactics ahead of this year’s biennial tournaments.

Donald and Pettersen then reveal who they would want from one another’s squads before diving into the secrets of being a European skipper.

S1 E23: Nicole Garcia

A winning captain on two occasions, Nicole Garcia knows what it takes to secure the team trophy as the LET returns to Centurion Club for the Aramco Team Series presented by PIF – London.

In this week’s episode, Nicole discusses how she used to play squash before transitioning to golf in her later teenage years, her journey to the LET including going to Q-School and her early years on Tour.

The South African reflects on her hip surgery and how she’s found more consistency in her game since coming back, her two victories in the Aramco Team Series in London and Jeddah, as well as her love for reading and cats.

S1 E22: Carmen Alonso and Maria Beautell

In her 251st start and after 19 years on the Ladies European Tour, Carmen Alonso finally tasted victory at last week’s Ladies Open by Pickala Rock Resort securing her maiden LET title with caddie Maria Beautell by her side.

The dynamic duo join us on this week’s episode of the podcast where they talk us through when they first met, memories of being in the Spanish National Team and why their fire and ice personalities complement one another.

Carmen explains her relaxed approach to Tour and how she loves to analyse golf swings, while Maria tells us how she ended up working as a caddie and her love for photography before they both answer some quickfire questions.

S1 E21: Pauline Roussin

Pauline Roussin

In a fun-filled episode live from Finland, Pauline Roussin chats to us about her obsession with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), her impressive fitness routine, and her prolific amateur career which saw her spend 34 weeks as World No 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

The French firecracker then reveals what it was really like to room with Ana Peláez Trivino at the University of South Carolina before answering a series of quickfire questions, and you won’t believe which actor she’s picked to be in her dream fourball…

S1 E20: Jana Melichová

Just one year ago, Czechia’s Jana Melichová made history when she became the first amateur from her country to win on the Ladies European Tour (LET) at the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open.

On the eve of her title defence in Prague, Jana joins the pod to discuss that memorable week in 2022, playing for her country, her love of tennis, and her college memories from Old Dominion University.

Jana then spills the beans on her fellow Czech mates on the LET before answering a series of quick-fire questions… and it’s safe to say she has quite the music taste!

S1 E19: Leonie Harm

Leonie Harm

As the LET heads to Germany, Leonie Harm talks about the car crash she was involved in as a teenager and how she defied the odds to return to play, her teeing it up in the 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup at home and her career so far. 

Leonie also talks about going to college and studying biochemistry and biophysics, working as an intern at CureVac during the Covid-19 pandemic, life on the LET and what she can learn from sporting heroes like Lewis Hamilton.

S1 E18: Lisa Pettersson

Fresh from landing her maiden victory at the Helsingborg Open, Lisa Pettersson joins us this week to talk us through her journey to becoming an LET champion.

Joining us live from the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed near her hometown of Täby, the Swede discusses her super sporty childhood, her idolisation of Annika Sorenstam, and her memories of playing at East Carolina University.

Lisa then answers some quick fire questions before deep diving into her golfing superstitions… and it’s safe to say she’s got a few.

S1 E17: Nicole Broch Estrup

Having played on both the LET and the LPGA Tour, Nicole Broch Estrup joins us this week as she talks through all the highs and lows of her career so far. 

The Dane reminisces about her fearless confidence when she first turned professional, her win at Helsingborg on the LET and playing on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Nicole also speaks candidly about her mental health and anxiety, how it feels and what she does when she doesn’t feel good before a round, how husband Kasper helps and what steps she has taken over the past two seasons.

S1 E16: Casandra Alexander

With three ATS team victories under her belt already, Casandra Alexander has become the go-to girl when it comes to the unique event, and she stops by us this week to chat about her journey to the LET and goals for the season.

The 23-year-old also discusses her idolisation of Suzann Pettersen and Lee-Anne Pace, her obsession with sneakers, and just what makes a good South African braai.

Cass then reflects on getting into shape to tackle Q-School and reveals what it’s like to be married to her dog-loving bodybuilding husband Adrian!

S1 E15: Johanna Gustavsson

After her best-ever season on the LET in 2022, Johanna Gustavsson is this week’s guest as she talks us through her career highlights and ‘the year that kept on giving’!

The Swede discusses her early years playing on the Swedish Golf Tour and LET Access Series while still working in a nursery, her third-place finish in the Race to Costa del Sol, and her team victory at last year’s Aramco Team Series – New York.

Johanna also spoke about her relationship with her coach and husband Alex and reminisces about their wedding and caddie duties at last year’s Majors. 

S1 E14: Annabel Dimmock

From a glittering amateur career to turning pro at a young age to winning on the LET in 2019, Annabel Dimmock has had quite the golfing journey thus far.

Dimmock spoke to us on this week’s episode about her memories of England camps, playing on the LET Access Series, time spent with best friends Charley Hull and Gabs Cowley, the support of her family, as well as what she enjoys outside of golf.

The LET winner also opened up on her mental health including the loneliness she had in her early days on Tour and what she went through on and off the course in 2022, going from rock bottom to where she is now.

S1 E13: Ana Peláez Trivino

Ana Pelaez Trivino

From having limited status on the LET after Q-School to winning in her home country, Ana Peláez Trivino had quite the topsy turvy 2022 as she adjusted to professional life and the 360 she made.

Peláez spoke with us on this week’s episode about her golf-mad family, winning amateur tournaments and the decision to head to the University of South Carolina before making her professional debut on the LET.

From the unforgettable win in Madrid which turned her career around to having the Solheim Cup on home soil and being announced as an ambassador to the venue. Ana reflects on the highs and lows of her career thus far. 

S1 E12: Chiara Noja

Chiara Noja

In November 2022, Chiara Noja secured her maiden title on the LET at just 16 years of age and made headlines across the world. The teenager is our guest on this week’s episode as we find out all about what it’s like being a professional golfer while still at school.

Noja got into the game through her parents and speaks about the decision to turn professional so early, but it’s paying dividends, as she travels the world doing what she loves.

From being a planner to exams to reading, we get to know the latest teenage sensation on the LET and talk to her about how she has found the 2023 season so far and what’s next as we get ready for the resumption of the season.

S1 E11: Christine Wolf

From the golf course to the Galapagos, 2022 was quite the year for Christine Wolf. The Austrian took some time away from the sport last year to fulfill her dream of travelling around South America, while still managing to retain her full card for the 2023 season in the process. 

Wolf made the transition from the peaks of Patagonia back to the putting green perfectly, and put in some stellar performances towards the end of the year to keep her playing rights, which she celebrated by tying the knot to husband Robert after the season finale. 

From college to the LET Access Series, to that memorable win in India back in 2019, the Austrian has had quite the career so far, and we take a look back at the highlights on and off the course ahead of the resumption of the 2023 season. 

S1 E10: Alex Försterling and Ale Fanali

This week on the podcast, we speak to two players who have recently made the leap from college into professional life and are now embarking on their maiden season on the LET, as Alex Försterling and Alessandra Fanali share all about their fledgling careers to date.

Having both shone on the European amateur stage, the duo met in college in the US at Arizona State University where they both played for the Sun Devils golf team – alongside a certain Linn Grant.

After registering a win each in their final season in the States, the pair packed their bags for a gruelling two-week stretch at La Manga Golf Club for LET Q-School to both claim their place on Tour, with Alex sharing the victory after five days of the Final Qualifier with compatriot Polly Mack.

With a number of LET events under their belt in 2023, the duo share their experiences of Tour life so far, as well as some great tales from their college days.

S1 E9: Sophie Walker

Former Ladies European Tour player Sophie Walker joins us this week to discuss her journey through golf; from Cleethorpes to Q-School, and all the way to the commentary box.

After earning her card in 2007, Walker was a constant presence on Tour all the way until she put her clubs away for good in 2018 as she turned her hand to presenting and commentating, where she can regularly be heard alongside Richard Kaufmann on the Sky Sports coverage of the Tour events.

The decision to call a day on your golfing career is never an easy one, but Sophie has made the seamless transition into becoming one of the voices of women’s golf, and she talks us through that journey into the unknown here.

S1 E8: Aditi Ashok

The Race to Costa del Sol leader drops by to talk about her flying start to the season which saw her pick up a win in the curtain-raiser at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, before two more top-three finishes to come flying out the blocks in 2023.

The 2016 Rookie of the Year reminisces on her searing start to professional life which saw her win twice in her inaugural season on the LET, including a historic win on home soil at the Hero Women’s Indian Open to become the first ever Indian winner on Tour.

A two-time Olympian, Ashok came within a whisker of a medal at Tokyo 2020 before ending the competition in fourth spot in Japan, but nevertheless created a flurry of activity and excitement back in her homeland, and inspired a generation in the meantime.

S1 E7: Alexandra Armas

The big boss is here with us this week, as Ladies European Tour CEO Alexandra Armas joins us on The LET Golf Podcast.

The Spaniard talks us through yet another record-breaking schedule in 2023 and the rise of the Tour in recent years, as well as reminiscing on her playing career before making the move upstairs.

S1 E6: Manon De Roey

Manon De Roey joins us this week to reminisce on her career to date, from starting out in field hockey to claiming that memorable maiden LET win at Aramco Team Series – Bangkok last year, with a sprinkle of LET Access Series in between.

De Roey went from strength to strength in 2022 to finish fourth in the Race to Costa del Sol – her finest finish to date – as well as earning part-status on the LPGA to set up an exciting year ahead on both sides of the pond.

S1 E5: Ashleigh Buhai

The reigning AIG Women’s Open Champion is here this week, as Ashleigh Buhai joins us to talk about all things golf, and we relive that special moment at Muirfield in 2022 as she became a Major winner for the first time.

From growing up in South Africa to starting out in Europe before eventually making the jump over the Atlantic, Buhai has seen it all when it comes to golf, and has the stories to live up to it!

S1 E4: Lee-Anne Pace

The Queen of South Africa is here with us this week, with serial winner Lee-Anne Pace joining us to talk about all things golf.

The eleven-time LET winner talks us through her career, including a reluctant start to life as a professional, before embarking on a journey that would see her victorious on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as dominating events back in her home country, with no fewer than five South African Women’s Open titles.

A real wander down memory lane for Pace, who even opens up on wedding plans for the future!

S1 E3: Suzann Pettersen

Fresh from being announced Team Europe captain for the Solheim Cup in 2024, Suzann Pettersen joins us for this week’s episode of The LET Golf Podcast.

The Norwegian is almost synonymous with the competition, having competed in the event nine times between making her debut in 2002, before that momentous final putt at Gleneagles in 2019 to secure victory and mark her retirement as one.

Taking a trip down memory lane, Pettersen relives some of her greatest Solheim Cup memories, as well as talking us through preparations for this year’s showdown in Finca Cortesin.

S1 E2: Linn Grant

2022 Race to Costa del Sol Champion Linn Grant joins us this week to reflect on a mesmerising last 12 months. From turning pro at the end of 2021 to breaking records and making history with almost every swing of her golf club last year, the Swede has already had a glittering golfing career, and she’s not even 25 yet!

The first ever female winner on the DP World Tour talks us through that historic week at Halmstad Golf Club, as well as life away from the course; where she likes nothing more than a two hour breakfast before riding horses and going mushroom hunting…. no, seriously!

And we couldn’t go a whole conversation without mentioning her great friend and on course opponent Maja Stark, with the Swedish duo almost inseparable throughout the past year, their battles throughout the season kept us all gripped to our televisions for many a weekend.

S1 E1: Maja Stark

We kick off this new adventure with Maja Stark – the tantalising Swede who has had us gripped to our screens at times over the past 18 months since turning professional, with five LET victories already to her name, including a mesmerising victory at the ISPS Handa World Invitational in August 2022.

We get to know more about Maja and her journey through golf; from picking up a club for the first time to her hopes for 2023 and achieving her goal of representing Team Europe at the Solheim Cup in Finca Cortesin later this year.

She’s one of the Tour’s most fascinating characters, and ends up catching the eye more often than not when she takes to the course, so take a listen to the Swedish sensation talking about her life, and be sure to leave us a review.