One Month and Counting Until the Ryder Cup

Golf’s 36th Ryder Cup will be contested at The K Club, Kildare, Ireland

The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s truly great sporting events. For one thing, nobody plays for prize money. Instead, Team USA and Team Europe battle each other for bragging rights as the best professional golfers in the world – at least for two years until the matches are contested all over again.

This year’s US captain is Tom Lehman, while Ian Woosnam heads the European team. For each of the teams, a dozen players will earn the honor of representing their flag. Some names like Woods and Mickelson for the US are a sure thing, as are Howell and Montgomerie for Team Europe. Other names remain to be confirmed on the list.

But confirmation is in that the 5-star K Club Hotel will provide opulent accommodations for anyone who booked rooms there between September 22 and 24 – the dates of this year’s Ryder Cup. And if you don’t happen to have reservations at the K Club, there are fabulous timeshare resorts in Dublin and Galway, as well as throughout England and Scotland. So if you love the game of golf, or are married to someone who does, put it on your schedule to play the fabulous courses of Ireland.

Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky will be the site of the 37th Ryder Cup matches, which alternate between a US and a European location.