Gleneagles is the host venue of The Solheim Cup, September 9-15. As a build up to the event, they paid a Scottish tartan trim tribute to welcome the biggest event in women’s golf. SEE VIDEO
In a special creative takeover of the 2nd hole on the Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA Centenary Course, greenkeepers have transformed the pristine fairways of the iconic par 5, 516-yard hole into a carpet of tartan with a painstaking, four-hour cutting makeover.
USA is projected to win the Solheim cup but the loss of veteran, Stacy Lewis, does create an interesting opening for the Europeans.
Showcasing technical expertise Gleneagles’ greenkeepers used a host of cutting techniques and state-of-the-art machines to create this unique homage to mark the arrival of the biggest event in women’s golf.
Craig Haldane, Golf Courses Manager at Gleneagles, said:
— This is our team doffing their hats to the heritage of golf in Scotland, showcasing turf care innovation and skill, and celebrating the arrival of what is set to be a global celebration of women’s golf.
The greenkeeping team at Gleneagles will rise to 100 people for The Solheim Cup, where tournament standard conditioning will also extend to The King’s Course, host venue for The Junior Solheim Cup, and The Queen’s Course, that will remain open for member play during the week.