EILIDH BARBOUR is the face of BBC's Golf protection – and it's simply rewards for her dedication to popularise the sport.
The 34-yr-previous took over from Hazel Irvine as lead anchor from The Masters final yr. Irvine stepped down from her position as BBC golf lead after 25 years.
What's Eilidh Barbour's background?
Eilidh was born in Scotland, and regards Edinburgh as "her house".
She has been eager about golf from an early age, and also performs the sport.
As a toddler she truly wrote to Hazel Irvine telling of her admiration for the presenter. Now she is going to comply with in her hero's footsteps.
What has Eilidh Barbour labored as earlier than?
Eilidh Barbour has coated golf for BBC Radio 5 Stay and has also labored as a reporter on Football Focus, Ultimate Rating, the Euro 2016 event and FA Cup video games.
She also fronts the BBC’s protection of girls’s soccer and ladies’s rugby.
The 34-yr-previous started presenting the sports news on BBC Information Channel in September 2014.
Fascinating reality about Eilidh Barbour?
Eilidh Barbour, 34, has campaigned for extra ladies to play golf.
She as soon as advised the web site Scottish Golf: "There are undoubtedly extra women getting concerned, I might say it's a rising sport, and campaigns like this assist to encourage that.
"The excursions with the feminine execs are also turning into higher recognized and a few of these women are younger and funkily dressed. It's the similar with the younger guys too, like Rickie Fowler, who wears his hello-prime boots on the golf course. It's far more inclusive as a sport."
Who will Eilidh Barbour work alongside?
Eilidh Barbour mde her debut at the PGA Championship final Might, becoming a member of Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter.
As a fierce campaigner for ladies's golf, it is going to be fascinating to see how the working relationship develops between her and Alliss.
The 86-yr-previous has beforehand steered that ladies who need to play on the beforehand males-solely Muirfield course ought to marry a member.
Alliss, an eight-occasions Ryder Cup golfer, takes a extra conventional view of the sport and is recognized for his blunt commentary.
In the 2015 Open at St Andrews, when the cameras confirmed Zach Johnson's spouse, Kim Barclay, as he putted to win a spot in the three-method play-off, he muttered: "She's in all probability considering, 'If this goes in, I get a brand new kitchen'."
When Paul Dunne, an Irish novice, was hugged by his mom as left the course, Alliss stated: "Ah, that have to be mum. Maybe he likes older ladies. I don't know however I hope I obtained the proper one."