Ryder Cup Tournament
Sunday August 27 @ 7:30 AM
Competition with Ely England – See sign-up sheet on the EGC Bulletin Board .
Since 1927 the Ryder Cup matches between England and the USA has been one of the most alternate year famous golf matches in the world. However, 80 years later another hard fought golf match called the Ely Ryder Cup between Ely, Cambridgeshire England and Ely, Minnesota USA has been played on a yearly basis. Teams from each location play on their home course in a Texas 3 person scramble format for the Antique Silver Cup trophy, first provided by Ely UK in 2007. Handicaps are adjusted for players on both sides of the pond and the fact that Ely, Minnesota plays their 9 hole course twice (established in 1958 and rebuilt in 1989) while Ely, UK uses their 18 hole course (established in 1907 and rebuilt in 1973). Teams consist of juniors (<18), women, men, seniors (60+) and mixed. The records so far are Ely UK with 5 wins in 2007 to 2010 and 2013. After some adjustments to how handicaps were established Ely, MN won in 2011 and 2012.
The event is set for Sunday August 16, 2015 at 7:30 AM Ely time and 1:30 PM UK time. Awards are announced afterwards so teams can be cheering together over the phone with only the Atlantic Ocean in between.
Weekly League Event
Golden Gals Scramble, 2 p.m. Shotgun start.
(See Women’s League web link – “League Events” for more details.)