The Ryder Cup Trophy is a solid gold cup weighing 4lbs and measuring 17″ high and 9″ wide from handle to handle. Samuel Ryder commissioned Mappin and Webb to design the trophy and he presented to the The Professional Golfers’ Association of Great Britain in 1927. The cost of the trophy at the time was £250.
The top of the trophy is decorated with the figure of a golfer which is the image of Abe Mitchell a contemporary and friend of Samuel Ryder’s.
The idea was that the trophy was to be the prize for a transatlantic competition between the best of American born pro golfers and the best of British pro golfers.