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Jewel in the Glen

Gleneagles, Golf and the Ryder Cup

Written by Ed Hodge / with Jack Nicklaus

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SKU: 9781909715233 Categories: , , , Tags: , ,
ISBN: 9781909715233
Published: 05 Nov 2014
Format: Hardback
Extent: 336
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Arena Sport
Categories:
Sport
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About the Book

'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-byhole guide by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie, this volume paints a unique and absorbing portrait of Gleneagles and Scottish golf as a whole.


The Author

Ed Hodge

Ed Hodge grew up in Braco, Perthshire and has been a St Johnstone fan since McDiarmid Park first opened its turnstiles in 1989. Ed now lives in Linlithgow with his wife, Iona, and their two young children and has followed St Johnstone home and away at more games than he can remember. Boasting 14 years experience in the sports media industry in Scotland across a variety of roles, he is now PR & Media Executive for the Scottish Golf Union and is the author of Jewel in the Glen: Gleneagles, Golf and The Ryder Cup.