Rick Valentine's Welcome

Welcome to the Golf Academy

As Director of Golf at Loretto, I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome you.

Loretto has been at the forefront of schools golf since its inception in 2002. During this time we have been developing a framework of coaching, practice and competition that seamlessly links with the academic side of the school.

The Golf Academy at Loretto is the ideal environment for young golfers to develop their game as well as further their academic studies. You will be joining a team of highly motivated players and coaches focused on the development of the individual and the team.

Although golf is an individual sport and all players will receive individual coaching, golf at Loretto is very much within a team environment. Players practice together as well as compete with and against each other on a regular basis. This provides a competitive environment that enhances motivation and individual development.

Finally by joining the Golf Academy you will have the opportunity to represent the school, play some of Scotland’s top courses, and go on one of the Academy's overseas tours.

I hope you find the Golf Academy section of our website helpful but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me, or come and visit.

I look forward to meeting you in the future and practice hard.

Yours Sincerely

Rick Valentine