Edinburgh golf academy welcomes Instagram sensation to highlight work carried out to attract woman to sport

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THE Future of Scottish golf welcomed Instagram sensation known as the Jazzy Golfer to Dalmahoy ahead of this years Solheim Cup.

VisitScotland arranged for the Jazzy Golfer to visit the Dalmahoy’s junior golf academy to help highlight the work Scottish golf clubs undertake  to attract more women to the game.

The 12 youngsters were honing their techniques with resident pro Scott Dixon at the Dalmahoy golf club which hosted the UK’s first ever Solheim cup in 1992.

Jazzy Golfer at Dalmahoy (C) Stewart Attwood

The Jazzy Golfer who has almost 30k followers on Instagram said: “As someone who is relatively new to the game, I’m trying to inspire more women and girls to play golf, by showing that it is a fun game that anyone can play.

“It’s great to see clubs like Dalmahoy working hard to encourage more young people into the sport – and especially actively trying to recruit more young women to the game.”

Dalmahoy is made up of 20% female members, which is in line with the national average of golf course members, but golf & leisure director Sam Oliver is on a mission to smash that figure by attracting more and more females to the game.

Sam said: “We’ve done a huge amount over the past couple of years to welcome new young female members including relaxing our dress code, arranging female-only events, tournaments and coaching sessions.

Jazzy Golfer and junior golf members at Dalmahoy (C) Stewart Attwood
Jazzy Golfer and junior golf members at Dalmahoy (C) Stewart Attwood

Sam continued: “The biggest thing that’s made the difference is the addition of golfing family packages to Dalmahoy, where all the family can enjoy golfing together. We often have kids attending our golf academy or kids camp and mums or dads play a few holes or practice at the range.”

As one of Scotland’s leading golf resorts, Dalmahoy was host to the UK’s first ever Solheim Cup in 1992. The European team beat the United States team to win the trophy for the first time, captained by Mickey Walker. The women’s golf tournament returns to Scotland next month.

Tickets for the biggest event in women’s golf are still available at www.solheimcup2019.com

 

For more information, visit: www.dalmahoyhotelandcountryclub.co.uk

 
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