Meet the celebrity cadets

Want to find out more about our cadets? Not sure which one to put your money on to take the top spot? Read on to hear about their reasons for taking part in the Slingsby Golf Academy and to get an idea of what to expect from each one of them.

MEET FLEUR EAST

We sat down with Fleur to discuss the Slingsby Golf Academy, what she's looking forward to most and her advice on taking up new challenges. To read the full Q&A, click here.

Fleur is a talented singer-songwriter, radio and TV presenter, actress and rapper. After reaching the finals of the X Factor, Fleur launched an explosive music career which included the monster hit ’Sax’ that smashed into the Top 3 UK Singles Chart and stayed in the Top 10 for seven weeks. As well as presenting Hits Radio Breakfast show on weekday mornings, Fleur is currently starring in the popular Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Fleur will be coached and mentored by PGA Professional Barry Middleton at Chigwell Golf Club, Essex.

MEET HELEN SKELTON

We had a chat with Helen to see how she feels about being seen as the favourite to win, why she loves to take on a challenge and who her dream four ball is. To read the full Q&A, click here.

Helen is an established TV Presenter, Radio Host and Author. One of Helen’s longest standing presenting roles: Blue Peter saw her take on some incredible challenges, which include completing the Namibia Ultra Marathon (becoming the second woman to ever do so), kayaking over 2018 miles down the Amazon River (breaking two Guinness World Records). Since she has become a staple on the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 and worked across numerous Olympics and the World Swimming Championships. Helen will be coached and mentored by PGA Professional Steph Davies at Grooves Golf, Rudding Park, Harrogate.

MEET NATALIE PINKHAM

We sat down with Natalie to discuss her love of sports and why she chose to take up this opportunity to learn golf through the Slingsby Golf Academy . To read the full Q&A, click here.

Natalie is a popular television reporter and Formula One presenter for Sky Sports F1, having been the pit lane reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live previously. Natalie has fronted documentaries, been a regular panellist on current affairs programmes and a DJ on Heart Radio. In addition to her Formula 1 duties, Natalie hosts her “In the Pink” podcast interviewing the brightest names in sport and entertainment. Natalie will be coached and mentored by PGA Professional James Irons at Dukes Meadows, London.

MEET BELA SHAH

We had a chat with Bela to see why she chose to join the academy, how she'll be approaching her golf journey and to find out the best advice she's ever received. To read the full Q&A, click here.

From lawyer to journalist and now presenter, Bela’s journey of career change is a motivation to many youths who feel a massive urge to explore another career. She left a highly-coveted job as a media lawyer for ITV and became a journalist and then transitioned into presenting roles on BBC Radio 1, BBC Sport, LBC and talkSPORT. She is now a regular anchor on the renowned Sky Sports News. Bela will be coached and mentored by PGA Professional Alice Hiluta at Royal Mid Surrey, Richmond.
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