Helen Skelton announced as Slingsby Gin’s celebrity Golf Academy winner 2021

Helen Skelton announced as Slingsby Gin’s celebrity Golf Academy winner 2021


TV presenter Helen Skelton has won a spot at the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am thanks to the help of PGA Professional Steph Davies.

After six months of training and a nail-biting play-off, Skelton was announced as the official winner of Slingsby Gin’s celebrity Golf Academy 2021.

Earlier this year Skelton along with singer-songwriter Fleur East, Sky Sports broadcaster Bela Shah and Sky Sports Formula 1 presenter Natalie Pinkham were challenged to take up golf to encourage more women to take up the sport.

The four celeb cadets had six months to master golf, working week-on-week with their PGA Professional partner to ace their skills before a hair-raising play-off against each other.

Over the course of their training, the four stars have documented their golfing journey in a six-part series showing the highs, lows and thrill of taking up golf.


After winning a play-off at Wentworth, Skelton will go on to compete in the star-studded line up at the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday 8th September. She also received a £5,000 bonus cheque from Slingsby that she has announced will be donated to Eden Valley Hospice.

Skelton said: “I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn how to play golf through the Slingsby Golf Academy initiative and to have had so much top level support from my partner PGA Professional Steph Davies.

“It has been a pleasure to go on this journey with my fellow cadets Fleur, Natalie and Bela, hopefully we have done a bit to inspire more females to take up the game. I can’t wait to get out and enjoy the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am without the stress of a play-off hanging over me!”

Skelton will be playing Wentworth’s West Course on Wednesday 8th September taking up Slingsby’s spot in the BMW PGA Celebrity Pro-Am tournament for one final swing in her Slingsby celebrity Golf Academy journey.

All episodes of the Slingsby Golf Academy are available to watch on Slingsby’s social media channels (@slingsbysocial).


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