Scotland submits bid to host 2019 Solheim CupAugust, 2015 News & Tour
Bid backed by the Scottish Government and Scottish Ladies Golf Association
Less than a year on from hosting the Ryder Cup, Scotland has submitted a bid to host the 2019 Solheim Cup at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire.
Pitting the best female professional golfers in Europe against their United States counterparts, the event attracts a huge worldwide audience and media profile.
The bid has been led by VisitScotland’s events directorate and backed by the Scottish government. First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, said: “Last year Scotland showed what it can do on the world stage when it not only held, but significantly enhanced, some of the biggest events in the world of sport.
“The 2014 Ryder Cup was a magnificent spectacle and will be remembered for many years to come, while the XX Commonwealth Games was another huge success story for our country.
“We want to do the same thing with The Solheim Cup in 2019.”
Following a detailed selection process led by VisitScotland, and involving The Scottish Government, the Scottish Ladies Golf Association, Scottish Golf Union, Transport Scotland and current Scottish LET professionals, Gleneagles was identified as the ideal bidding partner for the event, given the world-renowned status of the venue and the outstanding success of The 2014 Ryder Cup.
The event, to be played in August or September 2019, would be expected to attract around 30,000 spectators per day to the Perthshire venue including a strong contingent travelling from Scotland and from overseas.
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