Henderson Global Investors today announced the three players who will take up the title of the 2011 Ladies European Tour Henderson Rookies. Caroline Hedwall (Sweden), Jaclyn Sweeney (USA) and Stacey Keating (Australia) will be collectively referred to as the ‘2011 Henderson Rookies’ and each will wear Henderson branded clothing and caps when they compete throughout the 2011 season in more than twenty countries.
Henderson Global Investors, who also sponsor the Official LET Money List, known as the Henderson Money List, are now in their fifth year of sponsoring newcomers to the Tour. Henderson supports the three Rookies with €12,000 each to help them in their first year as professional golfers.
Richard Wilson, Marketing Director at Henderson Global Investors said “Henderson’s sponsorship of the Rookies has gone from strength to strength since we became involved in 2007. The benefit of having a supportive sponsor from early on in a young golfer’s career is demonstrated by the achievements of the Henderson Rookies of the past five years, including Anna Nordqvist (2009) who won a major in her first year, and Kristie Smith (2010) and Christel Boeljon (2009) who have both had success on the Tour this year, winning individual LET titles.
“It’s great to know that our support helped them achieve so much in their early years on the Tour, and we are very much looking forward to working with the 2011 Henderson Rookies.”
Commenting on this year's Henderson Rookies, Alexandra Armas, Executive Director of the Ladies European Tour said “I have been deeply impressed with the way that the Henderson Rookies have performed over the last four seasons; this year’s crop are another talented trio with the potential to deliver at this elite level. We wish Caroline, Jaclyn and Stacey all the best for the months ahead as they begin their careers on the increasingly competitive Ladies European Tour.”