Caddies and clubs have appointment on the practice of the National Golf for the 42ème Ryder Cup
The 42ème edition of Ryder Cup is held with the national Golf of Saint–Quentin–in–Yvelines, in France on the course Albatross, refitted for the occasion.
This edition is organized in continental Europe, for the second time after Ryder Cup 1997 in Spain. It joins together twelve of the best American players against twelve of the best European players over three days from September 28th to September 30th.
To date, Jim Furyk and his team are the title–holders. The American team is made up of Tiger Wood, old number 1 world, absent from the two last editions but whose return remains still an unknown factor in spite of its 9 victories and 1 no one in 26 doubles; Phil Mickelson, his former left–handed rival; World Dustin Johnson, numéro1; Patrick Reed; three young people of 25 years (Jordan Spieth, Bryson de Chambeau and Justin Thomas) but also Brooks Koepka, victorious triple into major and Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Tony Finau.
Vis–a–vis American, the European team carried out by the Dane Thomas Bjørn, first Dane to represent Europe in this test where it made there his beginnings with Severiano Ballesteros in 1997 in Spain. It is made up of 5 British: Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetweed, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter; 2 Swedes: Alex Norénk, Henrik Stenson; 2 Spanishs: Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm; 1 Irishman: Rory McIlroy; 1 Italian: Francesco Molinari and 1 Dane: Thorbjorn Olesen.
The Americans display one 11th average world place with 6 representatives in the top 10 world, of which the number 1 Dustin Johnson. The United States adds up 31 Major for 9 different players, whereas Europe counts of them only 4 in top 10 and 8 Major.
For this edition, the golfic small structures were put at the honor, were invited by FFGolf with the National Golf for a friendly meeting and to follow the opening ceremony of Ryder Cup. Since the French candidature for Ryder Cup, 100 small structures were put ahead to develop the practice of the golf in France and since the choice was made on National Golf, the number of the structures increased. 98 structures of 9 holes, one takes into account 17,000 new players attracted by the proximity and the attractive prices.
On the model of the golf of the Gazebo close to Turns, other structures like those of St Gregoire close to Rennes or Idron close to Pau developed with teachers, directors and greenkeeper. One observes there the development of the golf near the children and from school with the slogans “Come as you are”.
Ryder Cup has a little more than 100 years, it draws his name from his inventor, the English Samuel Ryder, seed merchant who started to play at the 50 years age and medical regulation. At the request of the players, decides to offer a surmounted trophy of the silhouette of its professor, Abe Mitchell, to officialize the matches. Since the Twenties until our days, it marked the history of the golf and this year for the first time, it is posed with the National Golf of St Quentin in Yvelines in France.
The first Ryder Cup disputed in Massachusetts in 1927 in Worcester Country Club and saw the victory of the USA against the United Kingdom. Stopped during the Second World War, it begins again in 1947. Europe come out there in 1979 (Europe/USA) after the first Ryder Cup accommodated in Scotland in 1973 and some changes on the level of the selection and in 1997, continental Europe accommodates for the first time the competition in Spain. In 1999, Jean Van de Velve is first selected French. Another interruption intervenes in 2001, Ryder Cup envisaged eight days after September 11th, was pushed back at 2002. In 2004, Thomas Levet is the first tricolour winner of a European team the decision to choose France country host for 2018 was taken May 17th, 2011. It was competing with Germany, Sweden, Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain. In 2014, Victor Dubuisson gave in Scotland a new victory of Europe.
In addition, there exists also a Junior Ryder Cup who will dispute at the same time. Created and officialized in 1995 in 1997, she opposes players European and American, each team is composed of six boys and six girls of less than 18 years. The Ryder Cup Junior 2018, accommodated by the golf of Disneyland Paris, will mark to it tenth edition of the tournament.
For this 42 ème edition, Ryder Cup is held with the National Golf from September 25th to September 30th, 2018, course of the Albatross which comprises 18 holes (the first 6 holes call the attack, the 6 following the multiplication of the occasions of birdie and the 6 last the possibility of defending oneself to defend until an end particularly exciting… More than 50,000 spectators are expected there.
The National Golf designed by the architect Hubert Chesneau and his consultant R. Von Hagge on the original model of a stage of golf, is the only golf in the World to receive the World championships Amateur by teams (1994), her Open National who attracts the best players of the world since 1991 each year, Ryder Cup (2018) and the Olympic Games (2024).
In Paris, the town hall installed place of the Town hall a “Village of initiation to the golf” from September 20th to September 30th, opened the every day of 11:00 to 19:00 on 2.500m ² where professionals of the golf and the voluntary ones will accommodate all those which wish to share animations and games organized competitions. A giant screen is installed there in order to follow the competitions. It was inaugurated in the presence of Jean–François Martins, associated with Maire de Paris in charge of the Sport, of Tourism and the Olympic Games and Paralympiques, Jean–Lou Charon, President of the French federation of golf (ffgolf) and Pascal Grizot, President of the Commission Ryder Cup France 2018 and Vice–Président of the ffgolf.
Nets of practice, a zone of putting of precision, competitions of outputs of bunker, approaches, of long putt, of drive, simulators, a course of 9 holes reconstituted, a space especially conceived for the children, a photo animation as well as the reproduction of the last four holes of the National Golf, so much dreaded by the champions, are reproduced there.
The opening ceremony took place with the National Golf Thursday the 27th under the direction of David Ginola who changed for the occasion his behaviour of former footballer against that of master of ceremony. After a concert of Kaiser Chiefs, the passage of the Patrol of France and the Marseillaise, the 2 captains, Thomas Bjorn for Europe, and Jim Furyk for the United States, arrived on scene. At this point in time the American Anthem resounded followed by the Ode to the Joy; the composition of the teams is then stated and an ovation is done with the announcement of the name of the great champion Tigger Woods. Among Europeans, this his McIlroy and Poulter which are applauded. Lastly, the President of the regional council of Ile de France, Valérie Pécresse takes the floor.
A dinner of official reception to the Castle of Versailles in the decoration of the Orangery then brought together 1200 guests among whom Kurt Russel or Samuel L.Jackson was who had gained the match of the celebrities Tuesday. After the speeches, a succulent meal was useful. The evening ended in a splendid fireworks drawn with the top from the fountains, park and gardens.
As of Friday the 28th at 8:00 10, place à la first transfer of the meetings. From now on club, practice, caddy, hole, handicap… will not be unknown any more with our vocabulary.