PGA Catalunya Resort appoints new Director of Golf

PGA Catalunya Resort, Spain’s no.1 golf resort, has appointed Dirk Delfortrie as its new Director of Golf.
With more than 20 years’ global golf experience, Delfortrie will oversee PGA Catalunya’s two award-winning courses and The Golf Hub – the resort’s innovative coaching, club facility and Toptracer range – focusing on creating world-class golf experiences for all.
“PGA Catalunya is an amazing destination, you can play two of Europes finest golf courses and improve your skills at our state-of-the-art Golf Hub,” said the Dutchman.
“Im fortunate to have an outstanding team that embraces the same passion for introducing young people to the game of golf via our Sergio Garcia Junior Golf Academy, including Enric Lopez, our Head Professional.
“Ultimately, it’s about creating unforgettable memories and experiences for our diverse golf audience. By combining world class courses, state-of-the-art technology and overall enjoyment, all in one of Europe’s most naturally beautiful locations. Our vision is to become the home of golf wellness.”
Delfortrie spent eight years in California early in his career, coaching at the Butch Harmon School of Golf and playing a part in the launch of Callaway Golf’s club-fitting programme.
He also worked in Portugal, Scotland and the Netherlands before arriving at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona, home to the highly acclaimed Stadium Course, a three-time host of the Open de España.
Since opening in 1999, PGA Catalunya Resort – a European Tour Destination – has been one of Europe’s leading destinations for golf and wellness, with its stylish residential community earning praise and awards.
Its two superb courses – the Stadium and the Tour – are visual masterpieces as well as true tests for golfers of all abilities, set amongst natural landscape with the Pyrenees and its dominating Montseny Massif providing a stunning backdrop.
The resort has underlined its ambition with a development project across the estate, featuring a new wellness centre and the recent completion of The Golf Hub, home to the Sergio Garcia Junior Academy.
Incorporating state-of-the-art ball tracking technology, The Golf Hub combines performance analysis with fun games and challenges, providing an interactive, social experience.
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