The finest young golfers from Europe and the United States are relishing contesting the Junior Ryder Cup later this month at one of the world’s great golfing destinations.
The Gleneagles® Hotel, on the wish list of courses to play of many a golf fan around the globe, recently hosted the hugely successful Johnnie Walker Championship, won by Edoardo Molinari and after which Colin Montgomerie made the eagerly anticipated announcement of his European Ryder Cup Team.
It was the latest in a long line of top class tournaments held at Gleneagles, and the most recent example of EventScotland’s investment in golf. As well as The Open Championship at St Andrews, where Louis Oosthuizen clinched his first Major with a magnificent victory, EventScotland has in recent years given financial support to the Scottish Hydro Challenge on the European Challenge Tour, the Senior Open Championship presented by Mastercard, the Cleveland Golf / Srixon Scottish Seniors Open and the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland, said: “We have all enjoyed a busy and exciting golf calendar this year with some of the world’s best events taking place on our shores. Golf is a huge driving force in Scotland’s economy and the next few years are extremely exciting as we continue to support a host of events in the run up to Scotland hosting The Ryder Cup in 2014.”
Next up is the Junior Ryder Cup, which is very similar to The Ryder Cup in that it is a contest between Europe and the United States, except it is for boys and girls under 16 and under 18 and takes place over two days rather than three. It gives young golfers a taste of the sport’s greatest team competition and provides a chance to showcase the fine young talent in Europe and the United States.