• Official site inspections expected to take place shortly
• Final decision to be made shortly after October 29
SOLHEIM CUP | GLENEAGLES HOTEL
Scotland will go head-to-head with Sweden as the bidding process to host the 2019 Solheim Cup enters its final phase.
On August 14, we brought you the news that Scotland had declared its intentions to host the biennial event with Gleneagles Hotel – host of the 2014 Ryder Cup – the chosen venue.
The bid received unanimous backing from the EventScotland team at VisitScotland and also the Scottish Government, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying: “Not only would hosting the Solheim Cup in Scotland, the Home of Golf, provide a huge boost to the profile of this fantastic event, it would continue to promote equality across the game and show that golf in Scotland is a sport for all after the successful hosting of the Ryder Cup.”
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club, around 50km North West of Stockholm and frequent host of the Nordea Masters on the European Tour, is Gleneagles’ direct opposition to hold the match with the two prospective venues now expected be scrutinised by the Ladies European Tour management team, which will review and analyse each bid in turn.
The process will include official site inspections of the two bidding parties including the venues and associated facilities, which are likely to take place in September and early October. The final recommendation will be made by the LET Evaluation Committee to the LET Board on October 29, who will make the final decision. The official announcement of the winning bid will be made shortly afterwards.
“On behalf of the Ladies European Tour I’d like to thank the bid teams from Sweden and Scotland for bidding to host what is the biggest event in women’s golf,” said Mark Casey, director of the Solheim Cup. “We are delighted to have received two bids from such high quality venues.
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club
"We also want to thank the ten countries who expressed an initial interest in hosting the event in March and who attended the bidding seminar at The Buckinghamshire Club earlier this year, many of whom have indicated their interest in submitting a bid for the 2023 event. This shows the long term interest in the Solheim Cup and ladies professional golf in Europe".
The 2015 Solheim Cup at Golf Club St Leon Rot in Germany, from September 18-20, will raise the bar for women’s sport events and the successful bidder will be responsible to further promote and foster the brand of the Solheim Cup.
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