England Golf chooses Quinta do Lago as new winter training baseSeptember 11, 2014 Golf Equipment
The venue has aggreed to a four-year deal to host England Golf's men, ladies, boys and girls elite squads
Quinta do Lago’s reputation as a driving force in helping to develop golf’s stars of the future has received recognition after the resort was selected as the new winter training base for England Golf’s national squads.
The venue is home to the Telegraph BMW Junior Championship and 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.
John Dywer, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming England’s new crop of stars to the resort over the next four years.”
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.
“This relationship will make a great contribution to the identification and 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.