Organisers hope to inspire women and girls in Gleneagles at 2019 contest
By SCG Newsdesk
Special family ticket packages are now on sale for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on September 11-15. With the ambition of creating the most family orientated Solheim Cup to date, the family ticket will provide exclusive access to a dedicated family area to include child-friendly catering and furniture, fun interactive activities, high chairs and baby changing facilities. In addition, family ticket holders will have the opportunity to access special on-site parking at the venue.
European captain Catriona Matthew said she hoped the event would spark interest in the sport from women and girls.
“Major events such as the 2019 Solheim Cup can undoubtedly play a key role in promoting participation in sport and I’m delighted that special family packages are being launched to maximise the attendance of families at Gleneagles.
“I really hope that women and girls will see the top class action taking place at Gleneagles in 2019 and be encouraged to take up the game for themselves.”
The staging and delivery of The 2019 Solheim Cup is being led by the EventScotland team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate. Paul Bush, Director of Events at VisitScotland, added: “One of our overriding objectives for the 2019 Solheim Cup is to encourage more women and juniors into golf so it is the perfect week to announce the launch of our family ticket options. We are very focused on creating a strong family spectator offering both on and off course at Gleneagles, with equality and experience key pillars of our delivery strategy.”
Special early bird discounts are also currently available at Solheimcup2019.com following the conclusion of the 2017 Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf in August.
Matthew, who was recently appointed captain following her ninth playing appearance in Des Moines, will be looking to return the trophy to Europe in 2019 after an inspired USA team retained their trophy by 16 ½ to 11 ½ points, in front of record crowds in Iowa.
Organisers are now aiming to set a new record for a European edition in 2019.
The week will begin with the PING Junior Solheim Cup taking place at Gleneagles with the participants made to feel an important part of the main event.