PGA pros make Ryder Cup go with a swing

A team of talented Scottish PGA Professionals will play their part in helping the Ryder Cup go with a swing by giving hundreds of free lessons to spectators. The expert coaches drawn from clubs across the country will be staffing the PGA Swing Zone in the tented village at Gleneagles where they will be giving both swing and putting lessons. The swing zone is open from Tuesday, 23 September to Sunday, 28 September and is aimed at golfers of all ages and abilities, whether beginners or single figure golfers.

PGA in Scotland chairman, John Mulgrew, is one of the coaches and he is looking forward to adding to the spectacle of the event. “I’m delighted to be coaching at the Ryder Cup. I’ve done a few Open Championships where I’ve done the swing zone but never the Ryder Cup so it should be really special.

“We’re looking forward to meeting golfers of all ages and abilities and within the 15 minutes making a start on getting them on the road to playing better golf and encouraging them to go to their local PGA professional for more coaching. We will also be videoing their swing and emailing it to them with feedback from the lesson.”

The full list of PGA professionals taking part is Andrew Munro (Elie Sports Centre), Lesley Mackay (Lesley Mackay Complete Golf), Gavin Cook (Elie Sports Centre), John Mulgrew (Airdrie Golf Club), Ian Muir (Ian Muir Golf Ltd), Bob Collinson (Bearsden Golf Range), Gordon McLeod (Monifieth Golf Links), Ryan Scott (Loretto School Golf Academy), George Boswell (Mearns Castle), Nicola Melville (Nicola Melville Golf) and John Murray (Deer Park G&CC).