In 2004 Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club was officially appointed as the Spanish Home for the warm weather winter training of the National squad members of the Welsh Ladies Golf Union.
|1st Tee at the Indiana Course|
Following the merger of the Welsh Ladies Golf Union and the Welsh Golfing Union, The Golf Union of Wales was established on 1st January 2007 with the affiliation of 158 clubs.
At this time Richard Dixon CEO of the Golf Union of Wales and Simon Coaker, Director of Golf at Desert Springs signed the official agreement for Desert Springs to be appointed the Spanish Home for the warm weather winter training of the Women’s Elite Squads of the Golf Union of Wales through to 2010.
This contract has now been renewed through to 2013.
Desert Springs Golf Academy
Nigel Edwards, Director of Player Development and Coaching for the Golf Union of Wales remarked:
“The facilities at Desert Springs; the Indiana Golf Course, the Academy of Golf and Lodge Accommodation are wonderful. The Golf Union of Wales is delighted to continue the long standing association with Desert Springs. Having spent time at Desert Springs with our Ladies Squad earlier this year and experienced the wonderful facilities first hand, the continuation of our agreement with Desert Springs is an easy choice. Everyone appreciates the quality of the facility and the hospitality of all the staff. The golf course and practice facilities provide our Ladies and Girls with everything they need to prepare for the tournament season.”
|Jeremy Bennett takes one of his pupils through their paces on the putting green at Desert Springs|
Speaking of the renewal of the agreement, CEO of the Golf Union of Wales Richard Dixon said:
"The Golf Union of Wales are delighted to continue the relationship with Desert Springs established in 2004. The facilities the resort offers are fantastic and the Women’s Elite Squads have gained greatly from their time spent over the last 6 years warm weather training at the venue and they will be back in action training at Desert Springs this winter."
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.”
For further information contact: Simon Coaker
Telephone: +34 678 235 716