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Episode 36 – History of Gleneagles and The Ryder Cup

As the world’s biggest golf match gets under way in the hills of Perthshire, Scotland we unearth the humble beginnings of the Ryder Cup and history of Gleneagles with local author Ed Hodge.  The grand size of the event which includes around 500 million watching around the world and 40,000 attending every day returns to Gleneagles Resort on it;s 90th anniversary. jewl

The Ryder Cup is coming back to its spiritual home. The 40th staging of golf’s showpiece team event is returning to Gleneagles – where it effectively all began. Ed Hodge’s book tells the intertwining stories of the Ryder Cup and of golf at Gleneagles, from the USA v GB match in 1921 that sparked a rivalry for the ages, all the way to the latest instalment of an international sporting phenomenon in the 90th year of the iconic hotel. Tracing the history of the Ryder Cup back to that first forerunner encounter at Gleneagles in 1921, Ed Hodge interviews an array of national and international celebrities.

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Ed also chatted with a number of local personalities for the publication, including former Gleneagles head professional Ian Marchbank. The 85,000-word book is made up of 14 chapters and features stunning photography across its 240 pages.

You can purchase Jewel in the Glen from the following outlets;

Amazon

Birlinn Publishing

Gleneagles Hotel and leading book retailers

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