Natalie Pinkham and Bela Shah bid for place at Wentworth in Slingsby Golf Academy | Golf News

Natalie Pinkham, Bela Shah, Helen Skelton and Fleur East are the four “cadets” featuring in the new Slingsby Golf Academy, aimed at encouraging more women to get into golf.

Last Updated: 31/03/21 12:51pm

The Slingsby Golf Academy launches this week

Sky Sports stars Natalie Pinkham and Bela Shah are among the “cadets” taking part in the Slingsby Golf Academy as they battle to win a Pro-Am place at the BMW PGA Championship.
The celebrity Golf Academy also features singer-songwriter Fleur East and television presenter Helen Skelton, and has been launched to coincide with the reopening of outdoor sports in England with the aim of encouraging more women to take up golf this summer. The rookie quartet will also enjoy coaching sessions with Inci Mehmet in their quest to learn how to play golf before competing against each other in a nerve-wracking playoff to qualify for the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday, September 8. The winner of the playoff taking place over Wentworth’s East Course the week before the European Tour’s flagship tournament will also receive a £5,000 bonus cheque from Slingsby to donate to a charity of their choice.