To anyone with a keen interest in golf, it’ll be no surprise to find out that I’m looking forward to the 2010 Ryder Cup. It’s a prestigious event, one of the jewels of the golfing calendar, and an event that’s sure to be fascinating to sports fans of all kinds, when it hits in October.
Read on for more details about the competition and its unique appeal. Hopefully this will serve as a useful introduction for those not hugely familiar with this golfing occasion.
What Is The Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup consists of two teams, composed of some of the best players golf has to offer. It’s a competition which places the United States against Europe, in a contest that dates back to the 1920s. The competition happens every two years.
It has a fine history and sense of tradition, yet for the first time ever, this year; it’s been played at a course that’s been built specifically with the Ryder Cup in mind.
It’s a 12 versus 12 event, so it really will ring together some of the biggest, most exciting names in golf. Realistically, it’ll be the closest you can get to perfect golf, for a few short days in the fall.
Where Is The Ryder Cup Held?
One of the best things about golf is the fact that each course has its own shape and character, some of which have long histories, while some courses are more modern designs.
The Ryder Cup capitalizes on this by choosing a new venue for the competition each time, with the action alternating between Europe and America.
So, each Ryder Cup represents an opportunity to see the best golfers in the world face a different challenge, depending on where the event is held.
The Celtic Manor, in Newport, Wales has been associated with top quality golf on a British and regional stage for some time, but this is the first time that the venue has held a competition of this level.
And the new course created for this, known as the Twenty Ten, looks set to put the area on the map, for worldwide competition. It’s expected to draw big crowds and media coverage, as the new course is put through its paces.
A lot of golf fans, myself included, are quite keen to see a new course in action, and hope that it generates some excellent golf. I, for one, will be looking to pick up some golf tips, in pursuit of my long-term aim, the perfect golf swing.