Since the first Ryder Cup held on British soil in April 1929, has anything changed?

The American team was led by the playboy trailblazer Walter Hagan. No change there then.

The home team included Henry Cotton, and as he names suggests he wore a combination of natural fibres; tweed and cotton. Nowadays he’d be all logoed up in cheap nasty polyester, which is derived from petroleum.

Played in Yorkshire, late April the players had to endure hailstorms and greens covered in snow. This week in Wales, Ryder Cup players can expect lots of rain.

Back in 1929 the result was a 7-5 victory to Great Britain. Let’s hope the result stays the same.


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