Solheim Cup Observer Programme provides unique 'behind the scenes' experience

Events professionals are being offered exclusive behind-the-scenes access to one of the world’s biggest women’s sporting events with the launch of the official Observer Programme for The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place from 9 – 15 September at Gleneagles in Perthshire.

The Observer Programme for The Solheim Cup, the biggest and most prestigious event in women’s golf, will take place on the 10th and 11th September at Gleneagles and will provide participants with an exclusive opportunity to gain valuable insight into how Scotland has planned and delivered the major sporting event.  

It will include a range of information sessions covering the core functional areas, as well as visits across the site during which participants will hear first-hand from those who have played a leading role in the event’s planning and delivery, including IMG who have the responsibility for staging and promoting the event on behalf of The Scottish Government and VisitScotland. Observers will also learn about some of the challenges faced, how these have been overcome and how best practice has been adopted.

Open to event professionals and organisers, the programme will be of interest to potential Solheim Cup venues and hosts, key players in the sport and event industry, and those with responsibility for major events including rights holders, national governing bodies of sport and other national agencies.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “The 2019 Solheim Cup Observer Programme is a fantastic opportunity to get a comprehensive ‘behind the scenes’ look at one of the biggest and most exciting events in women’s sport. Participants will not only be able to experience how the event is delivered but will also benefit from invaluable knowledge sharing and best practice. I would highly encourage those interested to register today.”

The Solheim Cup is the pinnacle of women’s golf and will see the best golfers from Europe and the USA go head-to-head in the most exciting, competitive format in golf. This year, the event will take place at Gleneagles from 9 – 15th September and is anticipated to be the biggest European edition of the biennial tournament to date. 

It will be the third time Scotland has hosted the prestigious event and is part of Scotland’s ongoing commitment to the development and promotion of the women’s game having hosted the likes of Women’s British Open, The Curtis Cup and the Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) Ladies Scottish Open as part of its diverse major events portfolio.

The 2019 Solheim Cup will showcase the stunning assets of Scotland, the Home of Golf, and will also build on the legacy of the successful 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. The event aims to be the most inclusive and family-orientated ever, and will focus on driving junior and family participation, inspiring the next generation of children in Scotland to take up the game.

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The closing date for booking is 30th June.

Cost of the programme is £550/pp and includes a drinks reception and dinner on Tuesday 10th  September, and one night’s accommodation, breakfast and lunch at The Gleneagles Hotel on the 11th September.

For more information and to book your place on the Observer Programme, please email

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