Solheim Cup host venue Gleneagles launches group

Gleneagles 2

In preparation of hosting next month’s Solheim Cup, Gleneagles has launched a “pioneering social group” that will provide coaching exclusively for women.

The introductory session of was attended by 20 youngsters, many playing for the first time, and took place on the hotel’s pitch and putt course.

“ is about learning together and getting out onto a golf course as soon as possible,” said Alistair Spink, PGA professional and founder.

• Morrison discloses why he considered quitting golf

• The Nissan golf ball that can’t miss

“It isn’t about spending hours hitting golf balls on the range, as research shows that women who participate enjoy a sense of togetherness, a relaxed format, unexpected enjoyment and a boost in confidence.

“We are proud to introduce this concept to Gleneagles at a time when the female game is in the spotlight, and the Perthshire Estate gets set to welcome the biggest women’s golf team event in the world.”

The session was overseen by head PGA professional Andrew Jowett, who is also a member of the bunkered Tuition Panel, and guest coach from West Kilbride Golf Club Linzi Dye.

• Scottish Open venue confirmed for 2020

• The money Rory McIlroy earned per shot this season will stun you

By adding social group coaching, Gleneagles continues to offer numerous routes for golfers to experience the game.

Gleneagles 1

“While many non-golfers may perceive golf to be difficult to learn, by using approach, this introductory session was able to demonstrate how inclusive, informal and engaging golf can be when shared with friends or colleagues,” said Jowett.

Gleneagles plans to stage a further series of sessions from autumn onwards.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
WHO WOULD USE THIS GOLF CLUB? | TaylorMade 300 Mini Driver review
play button
Andrew Jowett
play button
BUDDIES TRIP | Does Adare Manor live up to the hype?
Adare Manor
play button
£519 DRIVER vs £150 DRIVER | What's the difference?
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Three matches, zero points - what the hell has happened to Rory McIlroy?
Ryder Cup: USA on brink of victory at Whistling Straits
Former Ryder Cup captain hits out at Bryson DeChambeau for "gimme" strop
Ryder Cup: Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger SWEAR at officials after ruling
7 contenders to be the next European Ryder Cup captain

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
How to effectively compress the golf ball
play button
Denis Pugh’s wise words for ex-pro Steven Rettie
play button
Put your golf swing into fifth gear
play button
Fix your slice with Denis Pugh
See all videos right arrow