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Catriona Matthew becomes Gleneagles ambassador

10.18am 14th September 2020 - Sponsorship

On the first anniversary of Team Europe completing one of the most dramatic Solheim Cup victories ever, Gleneagles has announced victorious captain Catriona Matthew as its new brand ambassador.

Edinburgh-born Matthew, will support a series of exciting future initiatives at the luxury 850-acre Perthshire estate, that include encouraging more families to enjoy the health and social benefits of playing golf, and developing new opportunities for women to take up the game.

Matthew commented: “Gleneagles has been at the heart of some very special personal memories for me, including winning the McDonald’s WPGA of Europe on The King’s Course in 1998 and, of course, being captain of last year’s victorious European Solheim Cup team…and that dramatic fairy-tale finish!

“I am also fortunate to spend private family time at Gleneagles from time to time, enjoying swimming and cycling with my husband and children, relaxing experiences we continue to love. Of course, it is a genuine honour to become an ambassador for such an iconic and special Scottish estate and I look forward to assisting the team with their plans for golf.”

Conor O’Leary, Managing Director of Gleneagles, added: “Catriona is such a natural fit for Gleneagles, from both a professional and personal perspective. Last year’s Solheim Cup created one of the World’s great sporting moments that we will all cherish, but it is also Catriona’s personal connection with ‘The Glorious Playground’, and her passion for spending family time with us, that also makes her a natural fit.”

To celebrate Matthew’s announcement and her continued Solheim Cup captaincy in 2021, Gleneagles, the only venue in Europe to have hosted both The Ryder Cup and The Solheim Cup, has also introduced a special £221 Four-Ball offer, for a limited time only. Applicable across all three championship courses – The PGA Centenary, The King’s and The Queen’s – from 16th October to 30 April 2021.

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