Loretto Golf Academy dominate the Desert Springs European Schools Golf Team Championships 2014
24th February 2014

The Loretto Golf Academy has won the inaugural Desert Springs European Schools Team Championships in the Almeria region of south-east Spain held on 16/17/18 February.


The competition, organised jointly by the exclusive Desert Springs Golf resort and Millfield School, was an open event to all schools in the UK, and attracted a total of 19 teams of four players from schools such as Wellington, Bradfield, Reeds, Durham and hosts Millfield.


Loretto finished first and second in a very close final day, with 16 year old John-Paul Ralph from Prenton in Cheshire winning the individual gross and net with a level par final round in a very strong field with handicaps ranging from +3.


Rick Valentine, Director of Golf at Loretto, said, “It was a fantastic way to start the season, rewarding the players for all the hard work through the winter and this new event is a great addition to our tournament schedule.”


For further details, please contact Mr Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto School on 0131 653 4413 or email

Loretto School

Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐ aged 3‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School for those aged 12‐18.


Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school, Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit. 

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