Ryder Cup 2014

Editorialin Golf

The Gleneagles greenkeepers explain the work that goes into maintaining the world-famous course and preparing it for golf's biggest event

Paul McGinley has visited the course at Gleneagles three times since becoming captain of the Europe team. He has since been working with the greenkeepers to prepare the course exactly how he wants to see it for his players.

On an average day the greenkeepers aim for a green speed of around 10 feet but this goes up to 11 feet for tournaments. However the most important thing for the professionals is that all 18 greens are consistent.

They produce the best surface they can; it's up to the golfers to play as well as they can on that surface. However the greenkeepers believe the best golfer will win, regardless of the weather or the course.

See the article on the following link :- The Telegraph

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