‘I have always thought Gleneagles is one of the greatest places in the world to play golf’ – Jack Nicklaus The Ryder Cup is coming home to where it all began; the 40th staging of golf’s showpiece event is returning to Gleneagles, Scotland.
Tracing the history of the Ryder Cup back to that famous forerunner match at Gleneagles in 1921, this book intertwines the histories of the coveted prize with the five-star resort’s own rich heritage, on and off the course. Through a series of over 80 in-depth interviews with an array of national and international celebrities, including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Sir Jackie Stewart, Andy Murray and Stephen Hendry, Jewel in the Glen reveals what the Ryder Cup and Gleneagles means to them while examining the impact of the tournament on the local community and the wider Scottish society, culture, and economy.
With a foreword from golf’s greatest player, Jack Nicklaus, designer of the Ryder Cup 2014 course, The PGA Centenary, and a hole-by-hole guide by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie, this volume paints a unique and absorbing portrait of Gleneagles and Scottish golf as a whole.
Publication Date: December 19, 2013
About the Author: Ed Hodge is a journalist who writes for the sports pages of a host of newspapers across Scotland as part of the industry-leading Capital City Press agency. Jack Nicklaus won 18 Major Championships during his illustrious professional career and is the recipient of honors that include the World Golf Hall of Fame and the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in North Palm Beach, Florida.
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