Standing 17 inches high and weighing 4 pounds, the Ryder Cup trophy is one of the most coveted prizes in golf; and the clash between American and Europen golfers is one of the most looked forward to events in the sporting calendar.
But, with so much history, there are some facts and figures that may startle you…
- The 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland will be hosted from Friday 26th September to Sunday 28th September at the Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire. Hotels m B&Bs and guest houses are looking forward to welcoming visitors and guests from across the world.
- But, The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield has played host to the most number of Ryder cup competitions out of both Britain and America; the competition has been play there a total of 4 times. No club in the United States has hosted the cup more than once…
- Sergio Garcia made his debut at aged 19 in 1999, but could lose this title to a slightly younger Matteo Manssero, if selected, could take this ‘youngest-ever player’ title
- The oldest player is still held by Raymond Floyd, who was aged 51 when he played in 1993.
- Places in either Ryder Cup Scotland 2014 teams will be as hotly contested as ever, with some players expected to make their way back in to the teams; the player who has done this the most times is Nick Faldo, who has played in 11 Ryder Cups.
- Do you know how many holes in one have ever been played in the Ryder Cup? 6. Maybe the Ryder Cup in Scotland this year could add to that total…
- The Ryder Cup is making its way to Scotland in 2014, with the 2016 competition to be hosted at the Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota.
- On overall tally of points has been kept since the start of the Ryder Cup competitions in 1927 – Europe lags behind the United States by just over 100 points on 382½, to the US tally of 489½
Why not take in the delights, sights and sounds of the 2014 Ryder Cup Scotland?
It promises to be an amazing event, with master golfers form around the globe descending on the delightful course at the world famous Gleneagles Hotel.
Enjoying the week also means enjoying amazing hospitality, food and Scottish culture, all of which is available at Knock Castle.
Within easy reach of the main event, the Castle is tucked away enough to escape the crowds for some much-needed rest and relaxation but without cutting off the possibilities of being part of this great sporting event.
With accommodation in short supply, why not book a fabulous weekend away at Knock Castle?