Quinta do Lago coaching team pictured with Paul McGinley (third from right)
Quinta do Lago coaching team pictured with Paul McGinley (third from right)

New coaching quartet to drive golf at Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago has expanded its team of golf teaching professionals.

Having promoted Callum Burgess to the position of head professional and academy manager earlier this year, the resort has improved its academy line-up further by adding Tomás Carlota to its coaching ranks. Carlota is the third teaching professional at the club, joining Brittany Burton and Nuno Silva.

Quinta do Lago and its Paul McGinley Golf Academy has been at the forefront of European junior golf for the last decade, with its group of boys and girls producing an array of outstanding achievements at national and international level.

Up-and-coming stars Sara Gouveia, Sofia Sá and Amelia Gabin are among the players to have enjoyed championship success in 2021, while the resort’s junior team features more than 35 children in each development category – elite competition and beginner – and age group.

Junior summer golf camp
Junior summer golf camp

A year earlier, the academy’s team was named Portuguese junior club champions for the first time in its history, as its talented youngsters won no fewer than seven national junior titles in 2020.

Burgess said: “The time has flown by since I joined the golf coaching team at Quinta do Lago. I have enjoyed every minute and it is a great honour to lead our amazing team of teaching professionals.

“Our juniors have achieved some amazing things on the national stage in the last few years and, with the players that we have coming through, I’m looking forward to helping the academy continue to flourish in the years to come.”

Quinta do Lago boasts three 18-hole championship golf courses – the iconic South Course, which reopened last autumn following a €7million upgrade, North Course and Laranjal.