ONE of the UK’s leading coaches will help set women golfers on the right course at the Highland Ladies Open at Castle Stuart this year.
Former Curtis Cup player Gillian Stewart, a four-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, is now a respected coach based at Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness.
The course, which has hosted the Scottish Open four times in the last seven years, is now taking entries for the third annual Highland Ladies Open, to be held on September 17.
The event attracts golfers from across the Highlands and Gillian has agreed to work with each of them ahead of the event in preparation for competitive play.
Part of her coaching technique focuses on the mind factor in line with her belief that golf is the ultimate psychological sport.
Gillian said: “I am delighted to be involved in the Highland Ladies Open this year. It is a great event in a beautiful location and one that can help grow the women’s game in this area. I am interested in anything that encourages women to play golf.”
Stuart McColm, Castle Stuart’s general manager, added: “Gillian was one of Scotland’s most successful women golfers and is now a highly-regarded coach.
“We are extremely pleased she will be part of the Highland Ladies Open and the players will benefit greatly from her advice and techniques on the day.”