Scottish media have reported recently on the significant impact the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles will have on the Scottish economy. While I am generally cynical of government produced figures which are often skewed for political purposes, I can speak knowledgeably about the impact of golf travel to Scotland for 2014.
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.
Lonely Planet Ranks Scotland as 3rd Best Place To Visit
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 contributor Tom Hall said: “Next year Scotland will be well-deservedly taking the spotlight on the world stage…The country’s buzzing cities and stunning scenery have plenty to offer visitors, combined with an incredible calendar of events and Scotland looks set for a year-long celebration.”
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.
PerryGolf has a proud history of over 20 years delivering innovative and successful programs to the Ryder Cup in Europe. Previous Ryder Cups have included the fabled ocean liner QE2 to Valderrama in Spain in 1997 followed by a series of small ship charters that sailed the British Isles for links golf and sightseeing combined with attendance to the Matches. What’s next? The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course, and this is one PerryGolf’s trip you don’t want to miss…