Between Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th February, three (3) officials from the Irish Ladies Golf Union accompanied six (6) girls aged between 15 – 23 years for 4 days of warm weather winter training at the Desert Springs Resort.
ILGU International Squad members Paula Grant and Annabel Wilson, remarked respectively of their experience at Desert Springs:
“We couldn’t ask for better facilities or hospitality, a first-class stay!”
“Desert Springs is such a brilliant place all round, we couldn’t ask for more!”
The training camp utilised the Gym at the Sierras Sports Club and 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.
Donal Scott, ILGU Head Coach commented:
“Desert Springs has a wonderful atmosphere and excellent staff with superb facilities for our high performance squad.”
Clodagh Hopkins, ILGU Director commented:
“Desert Springs has simply excellent facilities all round, just perfect for our requirements. The food is fabulous and all of the staff are so friendly and helpful. We very much look forward to returning!”
The students and officials were accommodated in some of the privately owned townhouses and 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.
ILGU Squad members, from Left to Right: Jessica Ross, Valerie Casey, Paula Grant, Ciara Casey, Mairead Martin & Annabel Wilson
From Left to Right: Donal Scott ILGU Head Coach, Chris Kelly ILGU Head Teaching Professional & Clodagh Hopkins ILGU Director at Desert Springs Resort