A company set up by two Helensburgh brothers is set to represent Scotland at major golfing business event in the USA this week.

PerryGolf, which was founded by Colin and Gordon Dalgleish in 1984, will attend the 70th annual Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Show in Orlando, Florida from January 24-27.

The event brings together the worldwide golf industry, tens of thousands of PGA professionals, industry executives, and retailers.

Visit Scotland is co-ordinating the Scottish attendance on behalf of the nation’s industry.

Alan Grant, VisitScotland senior golf manager, said: “Golf operators are very keen to connect with the important US industry, as well as those other key golf markets from around the globe at the PGA Show, one of the biggest of its kind and a key focus of our activity in North America.

“An overseas golfing visitor spends on average 4.5 times per day more than a typical visitor, so golf tourism can certainly help Scottish businesses recover from the pandemic amid the continuing economic challenges.

“2022 was a very positive year but our focus, and that of the Scottish golf tourism industry, is on ensuring that we continue to position Scotland as a must visit golf destination in the years ahead.” 

PerryGolf will be joined by companies such as Links Golf St Andrews, Dundonald Links, and Golf Holidays Worldwide.

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Colin currently serves as the company's managing partner and is responsible for overseeing the its golf cruise program in partnership with Azamara.

A former Scottish Amateur Champion and member of the 1979 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) winning squad with Ohio State University, he has a wealth of golfing experience.

At the PGA Show, VisitScotland is hoping to capitalise on the demand and interest created during “one of the most successful years ever for golf” in the country.

In 2022, St Andrews hosted the 150th Open – one of five major golf tournaments to be staged over five consecutive weeks in four Scottish regions.

As well as the delegation of companies, VisitScotland has also invited LPGA member and Scotland’s leading female golfer, Gemma Dryburgh, to the event.

She said: “It is always a proud moment to represent Scotland and promote our fantastic country, golf courses and warm hospitality.

"I’m really looking forward to working alongside some of the great Scottish businesses attending the PGA Show and it’s nice to be back in Florida where I spent time as a teenager starting my career.”