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Greetings from Gleneagles

September 24th, 2014

No less than 45,000 spectators from 96 different countries are expected to attend each day of the 40th Ryder Cup Matches which commence with the Fourballs at 07.35 on Friday 26th September – a moment which has been in the planning stage for no less than 13 years (normally the host venue get 7 years, but Gleneagles has always been a special case).

GBN.com is among the 946 members of the written press, photographers, internet and radio journalists who are here; the daily worldwide television audience is estimated at 544 million.

Enjoy the weekend, where ever you are.

Geoff Russell, Publisher

Q&A with Jack Nicklaus: original designer and architect of PGA Centenary Course

Q&A with Jack Nicklaus: original designer and architect of PGA Centenary Course

Interviews     10:38 am, September 26, 2014

Jack Nicklaus talks about Ryder Cup 2014 and the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles. This Q&A is part of the Rolex Ryder Cup Media Kit. Jack Nicklaus is a Rolex Testimonee

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Gleneagles Readies for 2014 Ryder Cup with Toro equipment and irrigation

Courses     10:36 am, September 26, 2014

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New Products     10:36 am, September 26, 2014

New Vapor Pro driver provides pure distance with a Tour launch

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Hills & Forrest complete renovation of the North Course at Oakland Hills

Hills & Forrest complete renovation of the North Course at Oakland Hills

Courses     10:35 am, September 26, 2014

In preparation for 2016 US Amateur. international Golf Course Architects firm Hills & Forrest was asked to prepare a Master Plan for renovation and restoration of Oakland Hills Country Club’s North Course

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Ryder Cup lines up for Zero Waste

Ryder Cup lines up for Zero Waste

Management Topics     10:35 am, September 26, 2014

Gleneagles is awash with the flags and banners of Europe and the USA this week, but another colour is also featuring strongly - green - as event organisers and partners work to make this one of the most sustainable golf tournaments yet.

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Team Golf Pride Wins 2014 Ryder Cup 21- 3

Team Golf Pride Wins 2014 Ryder Cup 21- 3

Corporate     10:31 am, September 26, 2014

Before the first shot was struck at the 2014 Ryder Cup Matches, Power management company Eaton announced that its Golf Pride Grips Division was already the clear winner

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Flanagan Joins the Board at ‘one of the finest new private golf clubs in Europe’

People     10:30 am, September 26, 2014

Niall Flanagan has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the exclusive Castiglion Del Bosco Golf Club in Tuscany.

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Tacit supply on course equipment and branding to the Ryder Cup

Tacit supply on course equipment and branding to the Ryder Cup

Courses     10:28 am, September 26, 2014

The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles is using Tacit’s high quality and exceptionally durable tournament flagsticks and aluminium hole cups

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Get into golf teams up with BBC Sport’s Get Inspired initiative

Growing the Game     10:28 am, September 26, 2014

Get into golf has joined forces with BBC Sport’s Get Inspired scheme which encourages people to get active and discover new activities in their local area.

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Best of Scottish golf to be celebrated at awards bash

Media     12:10 pm, September 25, 2014

A brand new awards ceremony is set to take place in St Andrews this November celebrating the cream of Scottish golf tourism.

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STRI Research Event Takes A Look At The Future Of Sportsturf Science

Management Topics     12:06 pm, September 25, 2014

An annual research event hosted by STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) and attended by hundreds of greenkeepers and groundstaff from across the UK has given valuable insight into the future of the sports turf industry

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PGA Pro Set To Tick The Bucket

PGA Pro Set To Tick The Bucket

People     12:05 pm, September 25, 2014

Mike Walker will tick off a ‘bucket list’ ambition when he steps inside the ropes at the Ryder Cup this week

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DLF/Johnsons Sports Seeds announce competition winner

DLF/Johnsons Sports Seeds announce competition winner

Corporate     12:03 pm, September 25, 2014

Paul Brazier at Kilworth Springs Golf Club, is the winner of the latest generation iPad air

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Lee Westwood Gets Behind 2015 National Golf Club Challenge

Lee Westwood Gets Behind 2015 National Golf Club Challenge

Sponsorship     12:02 pm, September 25, 2014

The Challenge will once again unite hundreds of golf clubs throughout the UK to compete against each other, while at the same time fund raise in support of Help for Heroes. 

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