Between Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd February, four (4) officials from the Irish Ladies Golf Union accompanied eleven (11) girls aged between 15 – 20 years for their annual 7 days of warm weather winter training at the Desert Springs Resort.
“Excellent staff and very good food. The Resort provides great facilities and a great golf course. Thanks for everything!”
That is the verdict of 18-year-old Shannon Burke, one of the ILGU International Squad members.
The training camp utilized the excellent practice facilities at the Desert Springs Golf Academy where the ILGU Coaches were able provide one-to-one tuition and take advantage of the use of the Desert Springs short game academy.
On his return visit to Desert Springs, David Kearney, ILGU Coach commented:
“The academy practice facilities were perfect for our training and practice needs and The Indiana course was in very good shape. As we have become accustomed, both the girls and all of the coaches were very well looked after by all of the staff. Thanks once again for everything!”
Naimh Ward, 17-year-old ILGU International Squad member, remarked of her experience at Desert Springs:
“I really enjoyed playing the Indiana course and it was in fabulous condition. The resort has great practice facilities that enable us to work on our games. The staff were excellent and the food was great.”
Fellow ILGU Squad member, 19-year-old Chloe Ryan commented:
“The staff throughout the resort were very friendly and helpful all through the week, and I really enjoyed the food.
Thanks so much for all of your help and keep up the good work!”
The students and officials were accommodated in some of the privately owned pueblo villas normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining each evening in El Torrente Restaurant.