For the second year running, twenty students have travelled for a two-week trip to Spain. The students who are currently studying NC Performance Golf, HNC and HND Professional Golf programmes have aspirations to become professional golfers. It is an excellent opportunity for them to experience tournament play and preparation on some of Spain’s finest golf courses. The trip has been made possible through a grant from the European Commission's Leonardo Mobility Project.
The Leonardo Programme is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. It supports UK vocational education and training organisations, staff and learners to work together with European partners to improve training, skills and employability. The Mobility Project grants funded work placements for individuals supported by UK organisations to gain skills, personal development and work experience in another European country.
Joining the Elmwood students on the trip will be three members from the Scottish Girls Golf National Team and two members from the Scottish Boys National Team. During the first week of the Spanish trip, students will be based at the Club de Barcelona where they will compete against the Barcelona Golf Federation Performance Squad at St Joan Golf Course.
Graeme McDowall, lecturer in Performance Golf at Elmwood, said, “Last year’s trip to Spain was a huge success and this year’s event will allow the twenty students to play golf in fine weather and to take part in Spanish tournaments. It is a fabulous opportunity for the students to experience a high level of competition and to test themselves on world-class courses.