Discover the story of the Ryder Cup from its early beginnings in 1927 through to the present day, with a collection of fascinating items and memorabilia on display. The Ryder Cup has become famous worldwide, and every two years the best players from Europe and the United States compete to win this iconic tournament. As Gleneagles hosts the Ryder Cup in 2014, Perth Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to host the PGA Ryder Cup heritage Exhibition.
As the excitement builds for the impending Ryder Cup at Gleneagles from 26-28 September this year, golf fans will have a unique opportunity to delve into the history of one of sport’s greatest events during a special exhibition in Perth.
The Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition tells the story of golf’s most famous tournament and it takes place at Perth Museum & Art Gallery until 14th September before moving ultimately to Gleneagles.
A series of fascinating items and memorabilia will be on display, charting the iconic golf event from its earliest beginnings as a friendly match between British and American PGA professionals at Gleneagles in 1921 through to the present day where its position as a global attraction was cemented in the Miracle at Medinah in Chicago.
The exhibition features personal items from past players as well as rarely seen photographs while a series of specially created display cases and graphic story boards recount the history of the matches, covering its growth from a friendly competition to one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
David Wright, the PGA’s heritage curator, has painstakingly accumulated memorabilia over the past two decades, and believes the exhibition has a broad appeal, commenting: “With the exhibition we are trying to reach out to the local community to show how the matches evolved and how the contest developed over the decades ahead of its return to Scotland at Gleneagles in September.”
“We are also hoping to get local school children involved as it will be an opportunity for them to come along and understand what the Ryder Cup means.”
For more information see the Perth & Kinross Council website http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/6482/Visiting-Perth-Museum-and-Art-Gallery
Gleneagles is only a short drive from any of our self-catering holiday cottages and whilst you might not be here in central Scotland during the time of the Ryder Cup you do have the opportunity to play golf on many scenic courses in the area, including the 3 excellent courses at Gleneagles.