Archive for August, 2007

Centenary Golf Course Criticised by Clarke

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Darren Clarke was in the news again today when he slammed the Gleneagles Centenary course as a venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches. The Centenary course was designed by the legendary golfer and course designer Jack Nicklaus, however Clarke’s comments after his first round on the course, while playing in the Johnny Walker Championship, are bound to spark controversy… (more…)

Rider Cup

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is often mis-spelt by those searching for it as Rider Cup.This article is just to alert you to the fact that the event is spelled with a Y after Samuel Ryder the original patron of the event.

The Ryder Diary has a wealth of information on the History, The Teams, The Players. We also have articles on the current News on Tickets, Sponsorship and attending the event.

Floyd, Browne and Stockton Chosen by Azinger

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Paul Azinger has announced his assistants for Ryder Cup 2008 – They are Raymond Floyd, Dave Stockton and Olin Browne.

Floyd and Stockton are both former Ryder Cup Captains and Olin is a Tour regular.

Raymond Floyd (64) is a four-time majors champion and a veteran of eight Ryder Cup campaigns, posting a 12-16-3 record and serving as Captain in 1989. He won one of his two PGA Championships at Southern Hills in 1982.

Dave Stockton (64) won PGA Championships in 1970 and 1976. He served on two Ryder Cup Teams, compiling a 3-1-1 record. Stockton was Captain in 1991, when the U.S. edged Europe out at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Olin Browne (48) is one of Azinger’s closest friends on Tour, and has had three PGA Tour and four Nationwide Tour victories since joining the PGA Tour in 1995.

Ryder Cup Ticket Fraud

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Counterfeit Ryder Cup Tickets

A scam selling Counterfeit Ryder Cup Tickets worth over £10,000 was uncovered in court yesterday. A Welsh man sold fake tickets to unsuspecting golf fans on both sides of the Atlantic by using the online auction site Ebay. The judge imposed a custodial sentence of 9 months on the 22 year old scammer for obtaining money by deception. This conviction comes just a month after a very similar case of a 20 year old from Cwmbran who was also convicted of selling non-existent tickets for the Ryder Cup over eBay.

This highlights the dangers of buying Ryder Cup tickets online. The PGA lottery is the only legitimate source of tickets for the public and the PGA have issued warnings to that tickets are non transferable.