The Men’s Ryder Cup was first played in 2012 and has been held annually ever since. It strongly resembles the bi-annual Europe v America format in that two teams of 12, representing the Captain and President, conduct battle over a weekend in a series of 4 Balls and Singles Matches. The match takes place in October and qualification is based on performance from the best 10 rounds out of 13 qualifying rounds (as detailed in the Club diary). The best 20 players are drawn own out so that 10 appear on each side, and the Captain and President have 1 wild card pick – in addition to themselves!
It is a highlight of the season and the nerves associated with it are very close to those experienced by the “real” version. Just for the record only one Captain has ever won the Ryder Cup!!
Results to date are as follows:
2012 President Bernard Hession beat Captain John Wallis
2013 President Bernard Hession beat Captain Tony Roberts
2014 President John Chadwick beat Captain David Rowland
2015 President John Chadwick beat Captain Max Cawley
2016 President Paul Harrison beat Captain Alan Prescott
2017 Captain John Taylor beat President Paul Harrison
2018 President Tommy Thompson beat Captain Simon Mulvey
2019 President Tommy Thompson beat Captain Dave Barrett