Liz Young sets up golf academy

Kevin Saunders and Liz Young

Ladies European Tour golfer Liz Young and PGA professional Kevin Saunders have teamed up to create a golf academy for junior players at Brokenhurst Golf Club in Hampshire.

Liz (nee Bennett) was England’s top woman player in her amateur days and was the English stroke play champion, an England international and a Curtis Cup player. She has competed full-time on the Ladies European Tour since 2009 and has a 17-month-old daughter, Isabelle.

While Young is a leading player on the LET, Kevin is a past member of the European Tour and the PGA professional at Brokenhurst Manor, where Liz has recently been named Golf Ambassador.

The pair will combine their expertise at the BMGC state of the art facilities to offer the best experience for juniors coming into the game, including taster sessions and after school activities.

Liz, who has previously given motivational talks and coached in local primary schools, said: “I want to encourage all kids into golf and show what a great sport it is and that you can enjoy it for the whole of your life.”

Commenting on Liz’s new position as Golf Ambassador, Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club said: “We are delighted that Liz has accepted this important new role at the club. In addition to helping us refresh our commercial relationships within the local community, the unique partnership with our PGA Professional presents many exciting opportunities to increase our profile and to develop our teaching facilities for golfers of all abilities.”

Located in the village of Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest, Brokenhurst Manor’s 18-hole park/heathland course was designed by renowned architect Harry Colt in 1915 and is situated amongst wildlife and the beautiful natural surroundings of the national park.