Irish Ladies Golf Union complete winter training camp

Eight (8) members of the Irish Ladies Golf Union International squads aged between 14 and 24 years, accompanied by two (2) coaching staff; Chris Jelly and Johhny Foster along with Nutrition and Fitness Manager Laura Webb, are now back in Ireland having completed a successful 7-day training camp between Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd February at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Chris Jelly, ILGU Team Coach remarked of Desert Springs Resort and the training camp;

“On behalf of Johhny and myself, as always, the resort and facilities were perfect for us to train the girls on all aspects of the game. We appreciated the brand-new golf balls on the range which was a welcome bonus, and thanks to Malcolm for rapidly altering our tee times, when asked, as we altered our schedule a couple of days and we could see the course was busy with other groups. Look forward to next year.”

ILGU players said of their winter training experience at Desert Springs Resort:

“This was my first time here and I have really enjoyed it, the driving range and chipping green is fantastic to hit off the grass.

The two putting greens were excellent, and it is great for a change to have one being flat.

The golf course is lovely, a bit tighter which is good training to be more accurate.”

Beth Coulter aged 16.

“It was a great week, we got to play, and practice loads in great weather and everything was all there for us each day.

This was my first time here and it’s a great resort and the comfortable beds helped after a long day of training!” Emma Fleming aged 17.

The focus of the training camp was to provide an opportunity for the players to work seriously on their individual golfing skills in warm weather, utilising the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and playing the Championship Indiana golf course, to ensure that their games are in the best possible shape leading up to the commencement of the 2020 season.

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned villas 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 in El Torrente Restaurant.


For further information:

Malcolm Lacey
+34 670 613 900