Five Scottish PGA Professionals are receiving support to run a series of free We Love Golf taster sessions aimed at getting more women and young people into golf, thanks to funding from the 2019 Solheim Cup.
The innovative We Love Golf campaign, which is run by the Professional Golfers Association, is designed to provide a welcoming and relaxed environment for beginners to take up golf, which fits with the objectives of The 2019 Solheim Cup to support increased participation in the game among women and young people.
Funding is being provided by the 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Development Programme to support the delivery of taster sessions at five golf clubs across Perthshire, Stirlingshire, Fife and Angus – all within an hour’s drive of Gleneagles, venue for the 2019 Solheim Cup from 9-15 September. The women will all be offered a pathway into regular coaching which will culminate in a golf experience at the Solheim Cup itself.
The We Love Golf taster sessions are each being run by qualified PGA Professionals and interested individuals are encouraged to contact the club directly to book their free place:
- Forfar Golf Club – 31st July (Karyn Dallas)
- Drumoig Golf Centre – 25th July (Michael Rae)
- Murrayshall Golf Club – 15th & 22nd July (Gregor Wright)
- Gleneagles – 27th July (Andrew Jowett)
- Callander Golf Club – 22nd July (Heather MacRae)
Robert Maxfield, chief executive of the PGA commented: “We are delighted to be able to support the Solheim Cup’s ambition to increase female participation in Scotland. The We Love Golf campaign bridges the gap between women and girls who may be interested in trying the sport and the PGA Members who deliver fantastic pathways into regular participation. We make sure that their first golf experience delivers the fun and friendship that all golfers enjoy.”