a smart spectator- If possible, get to the first tee on Sunday
to insure yourself a seat to see the singles matches tee off. Find a good
viewing location on the back nine ahead of play and let all the matches come to
you. The roar of the crowd and the give and take between the European and
American fans is something you will never forget. Remember to wear your red,
white and blue and be prepared to be loud. There will be leader boards and/or
video boards throughout the course. Make sure your viewing location has access
to one of them if the match closes out early because it may not reach the last
few holes. Also, we recommend buying your Ryder Cup merchandise early to ensure
the best selection. You may encounter lines at check out so be patient. This is
an away match and you need to make up for Euro fans’ strength in numbers.
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other people- The
Ryder Cup is a team event both on and off the golf course! In your hotel and on
the golf course, make an effort to meet other people. Everyone is passionate
about golf and you may be surprised at the great relationships (perhaps long
term) you’ll develop.
history- Few people like to read
history books, but we highly recommend that you surf the web and at least visit
Wikipedia before attending a Ryder Cup.
Knowing the history and traditions will add immeasurable enjoyment to
your overall Ryder Cup experience. There are several books devoted to Ryder Cup
history. Take some time to know your history.
format- Sporting events aren’t
much fun to watch when you have no clue what’s happening. The first two days
are divided into morning and afternoon sessions, Fourball (better ball) and
Foursomes (alternating shot). The captains must choose the pairings and who
will sit out each session. On the final day, Sunday, the captains must choose
the order in which their team will go out for the singles matches in which
everybody plays. Neither captain knows the order of the opposing team. Do a
little homework on the format and you’ll have a better appreciation for the
strategy and drama of the Ryder Cup.
a portable radio- People
still use portable radios? Yes, we suggest purchasing the portable radios
available at the course so that you can hear the tournament being broadcast
live and can keep up with the play. They usually sell out, so make sure you
the free grandstands- If
you’re a passionate Ryder Cup fan you’ll probably be cheering loudly and
following each group closely. This can be exhausting, which is why we tell all
our clients to use the free grandstands located throughout the course. You can
refer to your spectator guide for exact locations.
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to the Ryder Cup with Premier Golf- As the official
distributor of Ryder Cup travel packages for The PGA of America, Premier Golf
has offered packages to every Ryder Cup since 1991. In 2014, it will be the 12th
consecutive Ryder Cup for us, and it only gets more exciting and more
emotional. For those of you who have traveled with us over the years and
experienced the electricity and drama of The Ryder Cup, we share some very