A limited edition brilliant uncirculated medal cover of 10,000 that is a must for any golf fan worldwide. It has been struck to represent the Ryder Cup and also contains the Scottish Saltire stamp (first issued on the 30th November 2006) cancelled with a special postmark in recognition of it being held in Gleneagles and as an acknowledgement to the country which invented the game.
On the reverse of the envelope there is a quote by Paul McGinley who won the 2002 Ryder Cup "I have always been a guy who really enjoys being a part of a team environment, and there is simply no better team event in the world than The Ryder Cup”.
Inside a booklet explores the history of the Ryder Cup and lists the previous winners and scores. It also includes a feature on the origins and development of the Gleneagles golf course and hotel and a map of the PGA Centenary Course. We also take a look at golf tournaments which have taken place at Gleneagles previously.
Samuel Ryder on the first Ryder match back in 1927 said "I trust that the effect of this match will be to influence a cordial, friendly and peaceful feeling throughout the whole civilised world”.
The grand opening of Gleneagles Hotel took place on the 7th June 1924, 11 years after Gleneagles Ltd had been established to build and run the proposed hotel and golf courses. This luxury hotel has 250 rooms and 25 suites and was described variously as "the eighth wonder of the world” and "a Riviera in the Highlands”. On its completion, Donald Matheson’s vision had finally been realised. By the 1930’s golf and hotels became the height of fashion. Visitors flocked to enjoy the luxury facilities and to play on the idyllic landscapes of the King’s and Queen’s Courses.
Release Date: 23rd September 2014