A historic Perthshire golf course that has seen scores of celebrities including the late Bing Crosby, Sir Sean Connery and Sir Jackie Stewart grace its fairways, is to undergo a programme of improvements.
Thousands of golf enthusiasts will pack into “fan zones” in city centres across Scotland as the Ryder Cup 2014 opens in Perthshire.
After it was revealed this week that Glenisla Golf Course is to close and the land used for housing, Courier sports writer Steve Scott examines what it says about the health of other clubs in the area.
Ryder Cup bosses have thanked locals for their patience and co-operation during the preparations for this year’s competition.
Many people can lay claim to playing an important role in Scotland’s hosting of the Ryder Cup but one group has been recognised as an indispensable element to the smooth running of the event the army of volunteers.
It has been confirmed that Hollywood stars Andy Garcia and Hugh Grant head an A-list group bound for next week’s Dunhill.
As the Ryder Cup got under way in earnest with the players enjoying their first day of practice, all involved breathed a collective sigh of relief.
An amateur artist has created a piece of sporting memorabilia after winning a competition to design the official 2014 Ryder Cup poster.
This is the glorious setting for the world’s greatest golf competition.
The Ryder Cup was unprecedented for Perthshire in many respects, from the scale of the crowds around 250,000 over the week to the global reach of the tournament.