Become an expert on the history of The Ryder Cup by attending a special presentation by PGA Life Member Peter Longo about The Ryder Cup on Tuesday, August 28. The event will take place at the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.
What exactly is The Ryder Cup? And how did it get so popular? You’ll learn the answers to those questions and many more during this entertaining and informative program on the History of The Ryder Cup. From its beginnings as a goodwill exhibition in 1921, to becoming one of the most fiercely contested team events in all of sport, The Ryder Cup is an entirely unique event within all professional sport.
This year, the Ryder Cup will be contested in Illinois for the first time, at beautiful Medinah Country Club in Chicago’s western suburbs. It’s the premier team event in golf, a competition between Davis Love III’s Team USA and Team Europe, captained by two-time Masters Champion José María Olazábal. The event takes place at Medinah September 24-30, with an estimated televison audience of over one billion people. Medinah has hosted three US Opens and two PGA Championships, but has never hosted a global event of this magnitude. Preparations for this event were started in October of 1998 when The PGA of America announced that Medinah would host the 39th playing of the Ryder Cup. Tickets for the 2012 Ryder Cup sold out last year.
The presenter on August 28 is Peter Longo, renowned PGA trick shot artist, speaker, historian and TV celebrity. This exclusive seminar is filled with amazing facts, fun stories and outstanding photos that will entertain as well as inform. A tour of historic Mayslake Hall will be offered at 6:30 p.m at an additional $5 per person.
History of the Ryder Cup Presentation
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
$3 – general admission
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 206 – 9566
Title: History of the Ryder Cup
Location: Oak Brook
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