A group of young Russian golfers with aspirations to turn professional visited the Costa del Sol in April, to take part in a programme of intensive coaching and play at several courses in the area.
Twelve promising youngsters from the world of Russian golf, accompanied by their personal coaches and the national team coach, were on the Coast for seven days, based at Jason Floyd’s International Junior Golf Academy at Valle Romano Golf Club.
The visit and training programme were organised by the Russian Golf Association (the country’s official federation). Three of the participating golfers are members of the national golf team.
This first experience was extremely positive for all concerned, and they plan to repeat it on a regular basis in the future, as they consider the Costa del Sol to be the perfect destination in this respect, both for the climate and for the quality and abundant quantity of golf courses.
The Costa del Sol is actually becoming a favourite destination for Russian golfers. Golf remains a minority sport in Russia but it is attracting an increasing number of players.
The Coast has been the venue for several competitions for Russian golfers, highlighted by – for example – the Golf Style Cup Russia-Spain, with the most recent edition held at San Roque Club’s New Course, although the participants also played on other days at the Los Naranjos, La Quinta and Doña Julia courses.
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