Gleneagles has signed young Scottish golf tour professional Calum Hill (pictured above) as a new brand ambassador. Hill joins fellow young Scot Hannah McCook, and former Open Champion Paul Lawrie, as representatives of the Perthshire-based Ryder Cup venue on the global stage.
Hill, 24, who lives in Crook of Devon, which is just 12 miles from Gleneagles, returned to Scotland after completing a scholarship in America, where he obtained both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. During his time at the University of Western New Mexico his golf game blossomed, and in 2017 won the San Juan and Arizona Opens, victories that were his springboard into the professional game.
He has subsequently gone on to compete in the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills, win the Galgorm & Spa Northern Ireland Open in the same year, and now plays on the European Challenge Tour.
Speaking about his new attachment, Hill commented: “Gleneagles is not only an iconic destination for golfers around the world, but it also holds a special place in my heart, being so close to my family home, and a venue where I continue to practice. To have the support of the only venue in Europe to stage both the Ryder Cup and the forthcoming Solheim Cup, and during the centenary year of the King’s and Queen’s courses too, is invaluable as I continue to develop my career.”
Gary Silcock, Director of Golf at Gleneagles, added: “Calum is definitely one to watch, he has a very bright career ahead of him. Our country is producing some exciting prospects right now, and with Calum and Hannah representing us, supported by Paul Lawrie at home and on the Champions Tour in the USA, the Gleneagles name continues to reach golfing audiences worldwide.”