Gleneagles welcomes new female golfers for love.golf experience

Gleneagles welcomes new female golfers for love.golf experience

14/07/2021

Playing at Gleneagles, the iconic Scottish hotel and global luxury destination, is on many a golfer’s bucket list, but a group of 19 female newcomers to the sport have already chalked it off thanks to a love.golf taster event. 

love.golf, an empowering group coaching experience for women which takes place on the golf course, and Gleneagles, teamed up to offer the fun-filled experience, which sold out within 12 hours of being advertised.

It was led by Gleneagles’ PGA National Academy Manager, Matthew Reid, and PGA Professional, Gilbert Hepburn. There was even a surprise visit from Catriona Matthew, returning to the 850-acre Perthshire estate, scene of the famous European Solheim Cup victory she orchestrated as captain in 2019.

Andrew Jowett, Gleneagles’ PGA Head of Golf, said: “love.golf is a fantastic concept which is perfectly aligned with one of Gleneagles’ wider objectives to give more women, families and children an enjoyable and accessible route into the game.

“Every woman who took part has signed up to a follow-on programme, which is the best feedback we could have wished for.”

Alastair Spink, Head Coach and Founder of love.golf, added: “Our taster events introduce women to the game in a safe, outdoor, distanced environment with supportive, like-minded people, which puts participants at ease. And what better place to try the game than the incredible location of Gleneagles.”

Gleneagles plans to host more love.golf taster events in the near future, ahead of ongoing programmes to welcome more women to the iconic venue and provide a progressive gateway into the game.

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