To mark 100 days to go until the biggest event in women’s golf returns to Scotland, affiliated golf clubs with a Solheim Cup Club Ambassador are benefitting from a new toolkit as part of Scottish Golf’s support of The 2019 Solheim Cup.
The toolkit, which has been developed through a partnership between Scottish Golf, the Scottish Government, Visit Scotland and official event sponsors PING, will support club ambassadors to maximise the countdown to the event.
With 150 ambassadors now engaged in Scottish Golf’s programme, the toolkit provides clubs with ideas to deliver engaging activity aimed at inspiring members to embrace the event, either through making the journey to Gleneagles in September, or by taking part in Solheim Cup themed activities locally.
Golf Influencer, The Jazzy Golfer was on hand to deliver the first copy of the new toolkit at Kingsknowe Golf Club in Edinburgh and spoke about the importance of volunteers supporting the event on the ground in Scotland, saying:
“I think the Ambassadors are a key part of golf clubs, they can really get things going on the ground, they can champion the event, they can build momentum in their own local pockets which has a really big impact. I appreciate all their efforts, it’s amazing.”
Monica Doyle, Solheim Cup Club Ambassador at Kingsknowe Golf Club has already started using the new Toolkit for a number of events at the club and added:
“I decided to become a Solheim Cup ambassador as it was a great opportunity to promote women’s golf. The Ambassador Toolkit is going to give us some great ideas about what other activities we might undertake between now and September.
“The toolkit and new PING merchandise will be extremely valuable to all Ambassadors. It gives us fantastic ideas, and also the sharing of ideas with other Ambassadors from other clubs.”
Ross Duncan, Director of Development at Scottish Golf believes that the new Toolkit will support clubs in encouraging new golfers to the game, saying:
“This year’s Solheim Cup provides a fantastic opportunity for our clubs to capitalise on one of the biggest events in world golf coming to Scotland, with a particular focus on attracting more women and girls into the game.
“We’ve seen some fantastic examples of innovative work at clubs up and down the country already and I’m sure our Toolkit will encourage plenty more.
“The Club Ambassadors are doing a great job and we hope that their involvement in Solheim Cup activities will inspire many of them to take on future volunteering and leadership roles at their clubs.”
Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland is delighted by the progress of the Ambassador programme in Scotland, adding:
“The Solheim Cup Club Ambassador Programme is a fantastic idea and it is hugely encouraging to see that 150 sign ups have been achieved. The toolkit is an excellent way for Scotland’s golf clubs to get behind what we hope will be the biggest ever European edition of the event.”
To find out more about the Solheim Cup Club Ambassador Programme, or to become an Ambassador at your club, please click here.