Free junior golf tools distributed throughout Perthshire golf golf equipment
Budding junior golfers can profit from free golf and entry to free golf tools as a part of an progressive partnership between The 2019 Solheim Cup and Golf Perthshire in a bid to make Perth & Kinross probably the most family-friendly golf vacation spot on the earth.
Greater than 80 units of junior golf tools have been bought by Golf Perthshire and distributed to all 26 golf golf equipment throughout the area because of a £10,000 grant from The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Improvement Programme with the purpose of encouraging extra younger individuals into the game.
As well as, the vast majority of golf golf equipment throughout Perth & Kinross have signed as much as Golf Perthshire’s scheme to supply free golf to individuals below the age of 18 with a paying grownup with the rest introducing inexpensive household golf passes.
The transfer comes as Scotland prepares to host The 2019 Solheim Cup, the largest occasion in ladies’s golf, from 9-15 September at Gleneagles the place one of the best feminine golfers from Europe will tackle their American counterparts in a format which mirrors that of The Ryder Cup.
Backed by The Scottish Authorities, The 2019 Solheim Cup will ship a mess of advantages to Scotland together with big worldwide media profile and promotion of equality throughout each sport and society, in addition to supporting programmes to encourage extra ladies and younger individuals to take up the sport.
Making the announcement throughout Golf & Well being Week from 15-19 April, Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Well being, Sport and Wellbeing, stated: “This can be a terrific initiative by Golf Perthshire to advertise the area as a world-leading household golf vacation spot and I’m delighted that The 2019 Solheim Cup can help this venture. Eradicating boundaries to entry is vital to encouraging participation in any sport or exercise so providing free entry to golf programs and free use of junior golf tools opens the door for younger individuals and households to interact within the sport, a lot of whom we hope will likely be impressed by internet hosting a world-class occasion on their very own doorstep in September.”
Golf tourism is price in extra of £19 million yearly to the Perth & Kinross economic system, supporting greater than 520 jobs with the area being famend as a preferred household vacation spot. The area already outperforms the remainder of Scotland on the subject of the proportion of feminine guests (20% in comparison with the nationwide common of 12%) and it’s hoped this initiative will encourage extra ladies and households to journey to Perth & Kinross to play golf.
Allan Minto, Challenge Supervisor for Golf Perthshire, added: “In addition to being an effective way to encourage larger participation in golf by younger individuals who stay in Perth & Kinross, this initiative will assist obtain our ambition of being probably the most family-friendly golf vacation spot anyplace on the earth. Perth & Kinross is already massively widespread with normal household holidaymakers and we hope this initiative will encourage guests to attempt golf alongside among the different widespread outside pursuits on provide.
“With an amazing mixture of shorter 9-hole programs and world-renowned championship programs, Perth & Kinross has the property to cater for any stage of golfer from newbie to skilled. We’re delighted to have the help of The 2019 Solheim Cup and are excited to see so many golf followers coming to the area in September to look at the matches, hopefully being impressed to additionally expertise our fantastic golf providing for themselves.”
Along with the Golf Perthshire junior golf tools initiative, The 2019 Solheim Cup Golf Improvement Programme has additionally supported different tasks together with the joint-funding of Scottish Golf’s Girls & Younger Individuals Improvement Supervisor submit alongside The R&A and the introduction of a joint fund to help aspiring younger Scottish golfers of their bid to qualify for the PING Junior Solheim Cup.
The Scottish Authorities’s aspiration is that The 2019 Solheim Cup is the largest ever European version of the occasion and probably the most family-focused golf occasion in historical past with round 100,000 spectators anticipated at Gleneagles. Tickets are priced from simply £10 for adults with kids under-16 admitted freed from cost whereas there can even be a number of family-friendly actions akin to a household enjoyable zone, a golf exercise zone and stay music and leisure. For extra info and to purchase tickets go to www.solheimcup2019.com
For extra info on Golf Perthshire and golf equipment collaborating of their free junior golf scheme go to www.golfperthshire.com