Ladies Golf News    22nd Oct, 2019 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk

GLENEAGLES TURNS TARTAN FOR SOLHEIM

Gleneagles, the world-famous hotel and host venue of the 2019 Solheim Cup, paid a Scottish tartan tribute to welcome the biggest event in women’s golf.

In a special ‘creative takeover’ of the second hole on the Jack Nicklaus-designed, PGA Centenary Course, greenkeepers transformed the pristine fairways of the iconic par-5, 516-yard hole into a carpet of tartan, with a mammoth four-hour cutting makeover.

Showcasing technical expertise and industry-leading innovation, Gleneagles’ greenkeepers used a host of cutting techniques and state-of-the-art machines to create this unique homage to the premiere event in women’s golf.

“This is our team doffing their hats to
the heritage of golf in Scotland, showcasing turf care innovation and skill, and celebrating the arrival of a global celebration of women’s golf,” said Craig Haldane, golf courses manager at Gleneagles.

The greenkeeping team at Gleneagles swelled to 100 people for the Solheim Cup, where tournament standard conditioning also extended to The King’s Course – host venue for The Junior Solheim Cup – and The Queen’s Course, that remained open for members to play during the week.

“With the level of greenkeeping resource we have invested in on all three championship courses – all prepared to tournament standards – there is an incredible opportunity for visiting golfers to experience our world-class hospitality after the Solheim
Cup and enjoy what will be, quite possibly, the best-conditioned golf courses in the UK,” said Gary Silcock, director of golf at Gleneagles.


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