All About The Ryder Cup, From 1927 to 2014

Ryder Cup with PerryGolf
Ryder Cup with PerryGolf

The Ryder Cup is a men’s golf tournament played between Europe and the United States every two years.  The venue for the competition, which is administered by both the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, alternates equally between Europe and the U.S locations.  The Ryder Cup is named after the Englishman Samuel Ryder, who donated the prized trophy.
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Year To Go: 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland

Ryder Cup captains: Tom Watson and Paul McGinley
Ryder Cup captains: Tom Watson and Paul McGinley

Last week marked a #YearToGo until the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland. To begin the one year to go celebrations, European Ryder Cup Team Captain, Paul McGinley, and American Ryder Cup Team Captain, Tom Watson, made their way on board the “Ryder Cup Express” from Edinburgh to Gleneagles to meet face to face.
 
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When is the Ryder Cup? – The 2014 Ryder Cup Dates Announced

The Ryder Cup will be held over the weekend of 26-28 September in 2014, it was announced earlier today.  The event, which will be held in Scotland for the first time since 1973 when it was at Muirfield, will be played over the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.  Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, was “delighted to have seen […] the many exciting changes that are being made to improve this already outstanding golf course.   As well as the hi-tech efforts to reduce water on the greens, the Ryder Cup teams can expect many of the changes – proposed by Jack Nicklaus – to provide a sterner test as they seek glory during the competition.”

Keep your eyes peeled for the trips PerryGolf will be offering to what always proves to be a memorable tournament!

By Keith Baird.  Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.

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Gleneagles Hotel Win MICE Award

Scotland’s Gleneagles Hotel is a must-visit for every golfer as it is an absolutely fantastic luxury hotel which is reflected in the fact that they are the winner of many awards; most recently the Meetings and Incentive Travel (M&IT) Gold Award for Top UK hotel.

The hotel was nominated in a shortlist which included The Grove, Chewton Glen and The Dorchester and received the coveted award at a ceremony held in London last month.  They have won several awards for outstanding service (which is a vital in our industry); the spa has won the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Spa Awards for the last 2 years.  Gleneagles Hotel is a resort which boasts every amenity – three top courses (the Kings, Queens & PGA Centenary), excellent restaurants and a fabulous spa.  With a wide range of activities on site – from the shooting school to the off-road 4×4 driving – it is a superb experience for golfers and non golfers alike.

By Denise McKee.  Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is a member of our admin team.