Gleneagles, venue for next month’s Solheim Cup, has staged a successful launch session of love.golf, a pioneering social group coaching programme exclusively for women.
As part of Gleneagles’ ongoing commitment to make its world-class facilities more accessible to everyone, it invited 20 enthusiastic females, many of whom were first-timers, to be part of an introductory session on the hotel’s pitch-and-putt course.
Overseen by Head PGA Golf Professional Andrew Jowett, and guest love.golf coach from West Kilbride Golf Club, Linzi Dye, participants embraced the engaging approach, which is based on the academic study of award-winning Fellow PGA Professional and love.golf founder, Alastair Spink.
Following the session, Andrew Jewett commented: “While many non-golfers may perceive golf to be difficult to learn, by using the love.golf approach, this introductory session was able to demonstrate how inclusive, informal and engaging golf can be when shared with friends or colleagues. love.golf is about learning together and getting out onto a golf course as soon as possible, not spending hours hitting golf balls on the range.
“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 we’re about welcome the biggest women’s golf team event in the world.”
Gleneagles plans to stage a series of love.golf sessions from the Autumn onwards and create a lasting legacy of introducing women to the game following its hosting of the Solheim Cup.