Jewel in the Glen: Gleneagles, Golf & the Ryder Cup
Although the Ryder Cup officially began in 1927, its unofficial origins are in a 1921 match between US and British professionals at Gleneagles. The British team won 9-3.
In 2014, the Ryder Cup makes its first appearance at Gleneagles since that 1921 encounter.
From the publisher’s release:
The Ryder Cup is coming home; the 40th staging of golf ’s showpiece event is returning to Gleneagles, Scotland. Tracing the history of the Ryder Cup back to that infamous first encounter at Gleneagles in 1921, this book intertwines the histories of the coveted prize and of the game of golf at this renowned venue. Through a series of in-depth interviews, an array of national and international celebrities reveal what the Ryder Cup and Gleneagles mean to them while examining the impact that the tournament will have on the local community and the wider Scottish society, culture, and economy. With a hole-by-hole guide to the course by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie, this volume paints a unique portrait of Scottish golf.