Gleneagles continues to embrace Scottish golfing stars of tomorrow with its support of Calum Hill

18 April 2019

Gleneagles, the world-famous hotel and sporting estate, has welcomed young Scottish golf tour professional Calum Hill as a new brand ambassador.

Calum joins fellow young Scot, Hannah McCook, and former Open Champion and Scottish golf legend, Paul Lawrie OBE, as representatives of 'The Glorious Playground' on the global stage.

Calum (24), who lives in Crook of Devon, Perthshire, just 12 miles from the 850-acre estate, returned to Scotland after completing a scholarship in America, where he obtained both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees.

During his time at the University of Western New Mexico his golf game blossomed, and in 2017 won the San Juan and Arizona Opens, victories that were his springboard into the professional game.

Calum has subsequently gone on to compete in the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills, win the Galgorm & Spa Northern Ireland Open in the same year, and now plays on the European Challenge Tour.

He commented: "Gleneagles is not only an iconic destination for golfers around the world but it also holds a special place in my heart, being so close to my family home, and a venue where I continue to practice.

"To have the support of the only venue in Europe to stage both The Ryder Cup and the forthcoming Solheim Cup, and during the Centenary year of The King's and The Queen's courses too, is invaluable as I continue to develop my career."

Gary Silcock, Director of Golf at Gleneagles, added: "Calum is definitely one to watch, he has a very bright career ahead of him. Our country is producing some exciting prospects right now, and with Calum and Hannah representing us, supported by Paul Lawrie at home and on the Champions Tour in the USA, the Gleneagles name continues to reach golfing audiences worldwide."


Picture caption: Calum Hill (pictured) joins Hannah McCook and Paul Lawrie OBE, in representing Gleneagles on the global stage.

For Gleneagles media enquiries:
John McKenzie
Landmark Golf Marketing & Communications
+44 (0)1780 723056

For Calum Hill media enquiries:
Iain Stoddart
Bounce Sport Management
+44 (0) 7715 177770

About The Gleneagles Hotel
An iconic country estate set beneath the beautiful Ochil Hills, The Gleneagles Hotel has been a luxury destination for nearly a century.

Located just one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and with its own railway station, Gleneagles offers the perfect retreat for those looking for relaxation, fun and adventure. Three championship courses have established Gleneagles' reputation as a golfer’s paradise but the hotel offers so much more than golf.

The 850-acre estate epitomises the natural beauty for which Scotland is famed and offers guests a glorious playground of country pursuits and activities.  Whether you come to fly a Harris Hawk, ride horses, play tennis, go off-roading, train gundogs, shoot game, fish, enjoy Michelin-starred dining, or relax in an award-winning spa, Gleneagles offers a world of unforgettable experiences.


John McKenzie
The Gleneagles Hotel c/o Landmark Media
Tel: +44 (0)1780 723056