Quinta do Lago’s reputation as a driving force in helping develop stars of the future has received major recognition after being selected as the new winter training base for England Golf’s national squads.
Quinta do Lago’s reputation as a driving force in helping to develop golf’s stars of the future has received major recognition after being selected as the new winter training base for England Golf’s national squads.
Home to the Telegraph BMW Junior Championship, the resort has now agreed an exclusive four-year deal with England Golf to host its men’s, ladies, boys and girls elite squads during two months of the close season.
Featuring three 18-hole championship courses – including its eagerly-awaited number one North Course – outstanding practice facilities at its Paul McGinley Academy, a new TaylorMade Fitting Center and extensive leisure amenities, Quinta do Lago has everything needed to guarantee a first-class golf experience.
John Dywer, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, said: “Quinta do Lago is delighted to be partnering with England Golf on this new project and we’re looking forward to welcoming England’s new crop of stars to the resort over the next four years.
“We have undertaken a significant upgrade of our golf course and teaching facilities over the last five years and this new association is a ringing endorsement for all the hard work that has taken place to make the resort one of Europe’s top sports and leisure destinations.”
Under the terms of the new agreement, England Golf squads will stay at Quinta do Lago and use its driving range and practice facilities as well as having access to both the South and North courses.
In addition, each group will also utilise the swing analysis with a launch monitor, biomechanics golf fitness training sessions whilst being fully catered for with a daily breakfast and lunch also provided.
David Joy, chief executive of England Golf, said: “We are delighted to have Quinta do Lago as our partner. Their facilities are outstanding and having access to these during the winter period will bring real benefits to our performance programme and I am sure be appreciated by our players. This relationship will make a great contribution to the development of our most talented golfers and our ambition to achieve even more international success for English players.”
The England Golf National Performance Programme supports around 50 of the best amateur players within the England national squads and a further talented 160 players within boys and girls regional squads. This programme aims to support players to break into the top 10 of the World Amateur World Golf Rankings and to transition into the professional ranks, following in the footsteps of successful amateurs such as Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Charley Hull.