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The Loretto Golf Academy, established in 2002, is unique amongst independent boarding schools in the United Kingdom. It offers pupils an exceptional opportunity to develop their sporting talent in tandem with a first-class, all-round education. The golf school operates from the School's practice facilities and local golf courses in East Lothain, in Scotland, and is directed by the School's resident Golf Professional, Rick Valentine, and a team of top class external coaching professionals.
The Loretto Golf Academy has had considerable success and is now widely recognised as one of the top independent boarding schools golf schools in the UK.
Scotland is the birthplace of modern golf and Loretto School, perhaps because of its superb location next to the world's oldest playing course, has a strong tradition of top level golf, dating back to its founding in 1827. The surrounding area of East Lothian offers a choice of magnificient links courses.
Over the years former pupils of Loretto have captained many of the best known clubs throughout Scotland and the UK. No fewer than seven Lorettonians have captained The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St Andrews, whilst eleven have been captain of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield and at least ten have been captains at Prestwick.
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