Archive for April, 2009

Ryder Cup Tickets

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009


If you want to go to Celtic Manor for the 38th Ryder Cup matches in September 2010 you will need to get your hands on one of those elusive tickets!

The tickets are sold through a ticket lottery by the PGA – so you cannot just go and buy one. Registration for the lottery is now open and you will need to register your interest – here (applications accepted till July 31st). The lottery draw itself will then take place in August 2009.

Be careful where you buy your tickets (more…)

Ryder Cup 2009?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Just a short post for all those who are searching for Ryder Cup 2009 (we are getting a large number of visitors here who have searched for “ryder cup 2009″) – there is NO Ryder Cup 2009!
The Ryder Cup is held every two years (for a brief overview have a look at Ryder Cup History). The Ryder Cup used to be held on odd years until 2001 when it was postponed due to the September 11 tragedy. Since then it appears alternately in Europe and America every two years, on even numbered years. Ryder Cup 2010 is the next event scheduled to be held at Celtic Manor in Wales.

Ryder Cup Corporate Hospitality

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

The Ryder Cup Corporate Hospitality packages have been announced for Ryder Cup 2010 in Celtic Manor. There are a range of packages availaible:
Apply Here for packages

Kidwelly Suites Packages
Situated adjacent 16th Fairway the Kidwelly Suites will offer guests superb views of the approach shots and the action on the green, not to mention the views across the course to the sixth, seventh 12th, 13th holes. The 16th is an extremely long and demanding par four, with deep bunkers on either side of the tight fairway making driving accuracy paramount. The second shot will be played slightly downhill to an angled green protected by some of the deepest bunkers on the course.

50 guests – £260,000 plus VAT
30 guests – £132,000 plus VAT

Team Europe Shenanigans

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Sometimes I wonder if the Ryder Cup participants and the media have some kind of pact to generate news when there really isn’t any. The latest spats from the European camp are as follows:

Sandy Lyle has been complaining that he has been snubbed since Monty was confirmed as captain. In a recent interview Lyle said-

“I haven’t spoken to Colin or had any response at all from him since got he got the captaincy,” said the 51-year-old after his practice round yesterday. “Monty now doesn’t live too far from me in Scotland, and I’ve left messages on his phone and he just hasn’t returned any of my calls. That’s very disappointing.

“You know, it was pretty much a ‘below-the-belt’ type punch when I didn’t get the captaincy. It just seemed a little unusual Colin should be appointed captain as it seemed to me a forgone conclusion that I would win it. I just couldn’t think of any nasty reasons why that wouldn’t happen.”

Jose Maria Olazabal also threw the cat among the pigeons when he announced that he has NOT agreed to be a Ryder Cup 2010 Vice-Captain. This is a little embarrassing for Monty who had already publicized the “fact” that Olazabal would be vice-captain.

Ian Woosnam then decided to pitch in and criticize Monty for making the announcement…

All a bit of a storm in a tea cup really, but not very encouraging in terms of team spirit for Ryder Cup 2010.