I recently attended the Scottish Golf Show in Glasgow and although I wasn’t allowed to touch the coveted trophy, I managed to get my picture taken alongside it.
On the back of the success of last year’s competition, everyone at PerryGolf is excited about another high quality encounter and one which I personally cannot wait for! The Ryder Cup, for me, is comfortably the best event on the sporting calendar. The excitement and drama which unfold on the Sunday afternoon is unrivalled and, all going well, I’ll be there to enjoy the excitement at Gleneagles next year.
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By Gary Sheppard. Gary is one of PerryGolf’s Golf Travel Specialists.
Scottish tennis star Andy Murray has recently purchased the previously known Cromlix House Hotel which is located near Dunblane, Stirlingshire. Murray plans to convert the Victorian mansion into a Five Star property with 15 rooms situated within the 50 acres of woodlands and gardens. The hotel will be managed on Murray’s behalf by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI).
The vast transformation is scheduled for completion by spring 2014, in advance of next year’s Ryder Cup (which will be held at Gleneagles, a short drive from Dunblane).
Of the purchase, Andy Murray stated, “I am pleased to have acquired Cromlix House and look forward to securing its future as a successful business.
By re-establishing Cromlix as a leading luxury hotel at the heart of Dunblane community we will be able to attract new visitors to the area, create a number of new jobs and focus on supporting other local businesses. I’m pleased to be able to give something back to the community I grew up in.”
The venue has been a popular choice for weddings in past years; Andy’s brother Jamie married his wife Alejandra Guterrez there in 2010.
The hotel will also feature a Chez Roux fine dining restaurant which will utilise locally sourced produce, another welcome venture to the area.
Congratulations to Paul McGinley on being named as Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain for the matches at Gleneagles in 2014. As a good Scot, it would have been nice to see Monty return after his success at Celtic Manor, but I am sure McGinley will also do a great job as he goes up against Tom Watson. Further details can be found by clicking here.
Looking forward to seeing Europe defend the title and you can join us as PerryGolf have packages that allow various attendance options; details of which you can see here.
By Alastair Niven. Alastair is one of PerryGolf’s Golf Travel Specialists.
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Tom Watson has been named the US Ryder Cup Captain for the 2014 matches at Gleneagles. Having lost 5 of the last 6 matches, the US PGA has called for the 8 time major winner to turn the tide in a move that could prove to be a masterstroke. They’ve turned their back on their recent tradition of picking former major winners in their late 40’s preferring someone who is a true legend of the game and who has had success as a Captain before (the last one to do so on foreign soil). Not only is Tom loved throughout the golfing world (he is extremely popular in Scotland where the matches will be played), but it’ll also be the first time the US leader will be of a greater golfing stature than Tiger Woods. Sure, Tiger has more majors to his name, but only Jack Nicklaus commands a greater level of respect from golf fans than Tom, so surely he’ll get the best out of the former world number one and we’ll finally see Tiger perform to his best at the Ryder Cup? After the miracle at Medinah and Europe’s dramatic final day victory, the US will be desperate to win the trophy back and who better than Tom Watson to lead them into battle?
PerryGolf will be offering some fantastic packages to the 2014 Ryder Cup, which will be available to view on our website in the upcoming weeks. Watch this space for the exact details.
By Keith Baird. Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 13 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.
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