Andrew Coltart joins jet company Execair for luxury golf trips

Elena Torres has teamed up with Gary Nicol and Andrew Coltart. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Elena Torres has teamed up with Gary Nicol and Andrew Coltart. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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AIR charter entrepreneur ­Elena Torres has teamed up with former Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart to launch one of the ultimate Scottish golfing experiences.

The pair will fly golfers by helicopter between Scotland’s top golf courses to enable them to make the most of their stay.

Torres, who owns private jet company Execair, will charter the helicopters, while Coltart and Gary Nicol, his business partner, will provide coaching to those taking up the £1,000-a-day package. Coltart and former European Tour coach Nicol run their business TPEGS from Archerfield Links, which has joined up with Gleneagles, Kingsbarns and Skibo­ Castle to launch the venture.

Coltart said: “We have been planning this partnership for a while, having worked with Execair and Elena to carefully select a small number of high-quality partners.

“Scotland is the home of golf, and countless people from around the world come here to play our famous courses and enjoy our world-famous hospitality.

“This new venture will allow visitors to see more of the country and play more golf, and we’ll give them a few lessons along the way.”

Golfers arriving at Edinburgh Airport will be driven in a Bentley to Archerfield, where they will be based for the duration of any tour. Helicopters will then shuttle guests to and from the other golf courses.

Execair was founded in 2006, and sports clients include Paul Lawrie, the Scottish winner of the Open in 1999, and Argentine world number seven tennis player Juan Martin del Potro.

Torres said: “This is an exciting collaboration between two Scottish businesses with a shared passion for Scotland and all it has to offer golfers and visitors from around the world.”

Nicol, TPEGS director of coaching, said: “TPEGS is for golfers of all abilities and is principally about enjoying the game and learning new tricks on Scotland’s finest golf courses.”