Scottish Golf and PGA "must work together" to capitalise on 2019

Scottish Golf Flag

The Director of Events at VisitScotland has called upon Scottish Golf and the PGA in Scotland to work closely together to capitalise on the opportunity afforded by the country staging the 2019 Solheim Cup.

Speaking earlier today to bunkered.co.uk at Des Moines Golf & Country Club, host venue for this year’s match, Paul Bush said that it was of ‘fundamental’ importance that the two organisations work in partnership to help leave a long-lasting and tangible legacy from the 2019 event at Gleneagles.

That includes increasing the female participation rate in Scotland. Currently, women account for approximately 15% of all golfers in the home of golf. Where some see an issue – and legitimately so – Bush sees an opportunity… but one that he insists can only be seized if Scottish Golf and the PGA work together.

“If they don’t do it, they’ll have missed an opportunity,” said Bush. “We’re very strong on that. We converted well – very well, in fact – at the 2014 Ryder Cup but there are areas where we could have converted better.

If they don't work together, they certainly won't achieve it.

- Paul Bush, Director of Events, VisitScotland

“With 2019, we’ve got a bit of a blank canvas. I think that, for Scottish Golf and the PGA, this is a really massive opportunity and they’ve got two years to seize it. 

"It’s not our job to do it for them. We’re providing the platform and the landscape. They’ve got to really think carefully how best to make the most of that over the next two years and if they don’t work together, they certainly won’t achieve it.”

The 2019 Solheim Cup will be the third time that the match has been staged in Scotland, following Dalmahoy in 1992 and Loch Lomond in 2000.

This year’s contest gets underway tomorrow morning. 

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
TITLEIST TOUR SPEED – Better than the Pro V1???
Titleist
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO HIT A LOB SHOT | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
TaylorMade MG2 TW Grind Wedges – Tiger Woods’ secret short game weapon
TaylorMade
play button
A simple drill for perfect timing | IMG Academy
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Ryder Cup star Tony Finau "being sued for $16million"
The World Handicap System: Everything you need to know
Want to work in golf? This is the website for you...
Tour reverses decision to let fans attend Scottish Open
"There's no way it could have happened" - Padraig Harrington has no regrets over Ryder Cup postponement

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Take the club away on the correct path
Watch
play button
Maintaining your posture
Watch
play button
A simple tip to help you stop topping the golf ball
Watch
play button
Stand closer to the ball
Watch
See all videos right arrow