Golf Union of Wales

Jeremy Bennett working with one of the girls squad on the putting green

The Golf Union of Wales (GUW) Elite Girls Squad held their first winter training camp of the 2008 season from the 3rd to the 9th February at Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club, the international award winning family leisure resort located in Almeria, South East Spain,

Former European Tour Player Jeremy Bennett, who has worked with Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Bernard Langer and Paul Casey, was recently introduced to take charge of the women’s game with the task of bringing through the next generation of amateur talent for the GUW, and in his new role, made his first visit to the Desert Springs Resort to coach the squad. 

Speaking of the winter training session, National Coach of the GUW Jeremy Bennett said:
“In the past I was a well traveled European Tour Player of 12 years before becoming a European Tour coach and coach to National Teams for the past 15 seasons. This is my first visit to Desert Springs and in my opinion if I add together the practice facilities, quality of the golf course, the catering, atmosphere, accommodation, character and friendly manner of the staff I certainly believe it to be the best facility in Spain I have come across and one of the best in the world.   It has been a great experience and I cannot wait to come back with the Welsh Ladies in a few weeks time.”

Simon Coaker, Director of Golf at Desert Springs commented,
“The Women’s Elite squads of the Golf Union of Wales represent the very best amateur women golfers in Wales and we are obviously delighted to continue to be host to such an elite group of young players.  The comments received from such a well seasoned player and respect coach to some of the world’s leading players is further confirmation that the facilities available at Desert Springs, both golf and non-golf, provide for a second to none experience for golfers of all abilities.”

About Desert Springs Resort:
Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club is the only luxury desert resort in Europe. Located in the Almanzora in Almeria in south-east Spain, it has the warmest, driest and sunniest winter climate on the whole of the Iberian coast and in Europe without exception. It recently won the National Homes Overseas Landscape Gold Award, the Daily Mail Best Almeria Development Award, the Bentley International Homes Awards for Best Spanish Development and Best International Architecture, as well as the 2006 Spanish National Madera Verde Environmental Award and the 2007 Trade Leaders Club New Millennium Gastronomy Award, for the Tourism, Hotel and Catering Industry for its El Torrente Restaurant.

For further information contact: Simon Coaker
Telephone: +34 678 235 716