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__/ RYDER CUP WEEK FINALLY ARRIVES
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION -COMING THIS FRIDAY
"DAVE HILL'S RYDER CUP MEMORIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JACK BERRY"
__/ IRELAND, SITE OF THE NEXT RYDER CUP
__/ MICHIGAN AND THE 35TH RYDER CUP
__/ MICHIGAN GOLFER CONTINUES RYDER CUP SERIES
__/ RYDER CUP CALENDAR OF EVENTS
__/ RYDER CUP: SITE HISTORY AND SCORES
RYDER CUP WEEK FINALLY ARRIVES
by Terry Moore
OK, here are some final Q & A's for the Ryder Cup beginning this
What should I bring to the Ryder Cup?
Check out the weather forecast for the day and dress appropriately.
Bring along a pair of small binoculars. You may also bring along your
own bottled water and if you don't intend to sit in the grandstand
bring along a small portable/folding chair. And remember, no cell
phones or pagers. Amen!
I have a ticket for a practice round. How should I organize my day?
Hey, I'm not your personal assistant but I would first recommend
walking the entire golf course. Oakland Hills is a gem so try to get
a feel for as many golf holes as time allows. For sure, check out the
driveable par-four sixth hole either at the tee or at the green. And
it's always wise to catch how the par-fives are playing so visit the
12th hole. After the 12th, mosey over to the par-three 13th hole with
its devilish green. Spend some time and relax a bit at the practice
range. Study the players, tempo as they go through their bag. And
whether or not you plan to buy anything, visit the Merchandise Tent
located between the 2nd and 8th holes.
I have a ticket for Friday so should I sit in the grandstand or try
to follow a match?
With 38,000 people on the course for only four morning and four
afternoon matches, it's almost impossible to follow a match. You'd be
wise to camp out at a grandstand seat in view of a video board. And
be sure to buy a $10 close-circuit radio with headset that will
broadcast the live television coverage.
I don't have a ticket. What should I do?
There's always tickets available depending upon your sources
(corporate and friends) and your checkbook. But at this late date,
it's advisable to take a vacation day on Friday and check out all of
the action on television. At the end of the day, instruct family or
friends to use a large industrial-strength spatula to scrape you out
of the La-Z-Boy.
What American players are on the hot seat this week?
I have to say Jay Haas. He's played so well and been so determined to
make the team as a 50-year-old war horse, it'd be a shame if he didn't
play well. If he does, it'll help to erase those bad memories of his
Oak Hill finish in 1995. And of course, Tiger Woods must play well
and re-establish his aura that has been overshadowed by Vijay Singh this
Who's going to win?
Well as one British writer said at the PGA, the Europeans always seem
to "fight above their weigh" in these matches so expect a close
outcome. But on paper, the U.S. team has the better putters and on
the demanding slopes of Oakland Hills that will be deciding factor. USA:
15 points; Europe: 13 points.
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION-COMING THIS FRIDAY
"DAVE HILL'S RYDER CUP MEMORIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JACK BERRY"
This Friday, at the start of the 35th Ryder Cup, the Michigan Golfer
Television Show will bring to our viewers Jack Berry's exclusive
interview with Dave Hill. Hill, was one of Michigan's greatest
golfers and won eleven times on the PGA tour. He played in three
Ryder Cup and just missed out in landing a spot on a fourth. Hill retired
from the game in 1977.
In our first segment, Dave Hill recalls the match at Royal Birkdale
Golf Club and the 16-16 tie that occur with the famous "Concession"
putt that Jack Nicklaus conceded to Tony Jacklin. Dave also discusses
the match that Ken Still and he played against Brian Huggett &
Bernard Gallacher, where after a heated discussion, Hill said to Gallacher,
"If you say one more word, I'm going to wrap this 1-iron around your
head." Despite the fireworks, Brian Huggett, said, "Hill played
absolutely magnificently throughout the week. He held the team
together. He stopped us winning. I mean, he won all his matches."
In our second show, Dave Hills discusses his play at the 1973 Ryder
Cup, which was held at Murifield, Scotland. After flying some 36
hours from a tournament in Japan, Hill developed some severe abdominal
pains and had to pull himself out of most of the matches. Instead of
playing, he assisted the Ryder Cup Captain, Jack Burke. The U.S.
prevailed, 19 to 13. In 1975, Dave Hill returned to Ryder Cup play
at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in St. Annes, England. The U.S.
defeated a British and Irish team 12 1/2 to 7 1/2
In our final Dave Hill's Ryder Cup Memories interview, he discusses
his love of match play and some thoughts about where the Ryder Cup
has been and where it seems to be heading.
The Michigan Golfer is proud to bring our viewers this slice of Ryder
Cup history so nicely presented by Jack Berry and Dave Hill.
RYDER CUP SITE HISTORY AND SCORES
Year Site Final Scores
2004 Oakland Hills CC, Birmingham, MI
2001 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Eng Europe 15 1/2 U.S. 12
1999 The Country Club, Brookline, MA U.S. 14 1/2 Europe 13 1/2
1997 Valderrama GC, Sotogrande Spain Europe 14 1/2 U.S. 13 1/2
1995 Oak Hill CC, Rochester, NY Europe 14 1/2 U.S. 13 1/2
1993 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Eng U.S. 15 Europe 13
1991 The Ocean Course,Kiawah Islnd, S.C. U.S. 14 1/2 Europe 13 1/2
1989 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Eng Europe 14 U.S. 14
1987 Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio Europe 15 U.S. 13
1985 The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Eng Europe 16 1/2 U.S. 11 1/2
1983 PGA Ntnl GC, Plm Beach Gdns, Fla. U.S. 14 1/2 Europe 13 1/2
1981 Walton Health GC, Surrey, England U.S. 18 1/2 Europe 9 1/2
1979 The Greenbrier,W. Va. U.S. 17 Europe 11
1977 Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England U.S. 12 1/2 GB & I 7 1/2
1975 Laurel Valley GC, Ligonier, Pa. U.S. 21 GB & I 11
1973 Muirfield, Scotland U.S. 19 GB & I 13
1971 Old Warson CC, St. Louis, Mo. U.S. 18 1/2 Britain 13 1/2
1969 Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Eng U.S. 16 Britain 16
1967 Champions GC, Houston, Texas U.S. 23 1/2 Britain 8 1/2
1965 Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Eng U.S. 19 1/2 Britain 12 1/2
1963 East Lake CC, Atlanta, Ga. U.S. 23 Britain 9
1961 Royal Lytham & St. Annes, England U.S. 14 1/2 Britain 9 1/2
1959 Eldorado CC, Palm Desert, Calif. U.S. 8 1/2 Britain 3 1/2
1957 Lindrick GC, Yorkshire, England Britain 7 1/2 U.S. 4 1/2
1955 Thunderbird CC, Plm Springs, Calif. U.S. 8 Britain 4
1953 Wentworth GC, Wentworth, England U.S. 6 1/2 Britain 5 1/2
1951 Pinehurst CC, Pinehurst, N.C. U.S. 9 1/2 Britain 2 1/2
1949 Ganton GC, Scarborough, England U.S. 7 Britain 5
1947 Portland GC, Portland, Ore. U.S. 11 Britain 1
1939 1945 No Matches played due to World War II
1937 Southport & Ainsdale GC, England U.S. 8 Britain 4
1935 Ridgewood CC, Ridgewood, N.J. U.S. 9 Britain 3
1933 Southport & Ainsdale GC, England Britain 6 1/2 U.S. 5 1/2
1931 Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio U.S. 9 Britain 3
1929 Moortown GC, Leeds, England Britain 7 U.S. 5
1927 Worcester CC, Worcester, Mass. U.S. 9 1/2 Britain 2 1/2
Taken and edited from the IBM Official Site of 34th the Ryder Cup
MICHIGAN GOLFER TELEVISION CONTINUES RYDER CUP SERIES
Ryder Cup Shows
Michigan and the Ryder Cup-Tim Hygh and Kevin Frisch
Walter Hagen and the Ryder Cup-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
Ryder Cup: Captains Challenge at Detroit GC-Lee Woodruff/Jennie
Ireland: Ryder Cup Site for 2008-Vanessa Bell and Damien Ryan
The Haig: Captain for Six Ryder Cups-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
The Ryder Cup- The 40's-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
The Ryder Cup- The 50's-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
The Ryder Cup- The 60's-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
The Ryder Cup- The 70's-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
The Ryder Cup- The 80's-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
The Ryder Cup- The 90's-Bill Shelton and "The Haig"
RYDER CUP CALENDAR
09/13 Tiger Woods Clinic at Oakland Universary
09/14 Tuesday-Ryder Cup practice rounds begin
09/15 The Ryder Cup Captains Challenge, Detroit Golf Club
09/16 The Ryder Cup Champions Invitational, Oakland University
09/17 Ryder Cup Play begins
09/18 Ryder Cup Play
09/19 Ryder Cup Play concludes
IRELAND, SITE OF THE NEXT RYDER CUP
Join our host, Vanessa Bell and Ireland's Damien Ryan, as they
discuss, Ryder Cup 2006, to be held at the K Club.
MICHIGAN AND THE 35TH RYDER CUP
MG Reporter, Tim Hygh, discusses the importance of the Ryder Cup to
Michigan in his in-depth interview with Kevin Frisch.
THE HISTORY OF OAKLAND HILLS
"Oakland Hills Country Club, where The 35th Ryder Cup Matches will
unfold on September 17-19, 2004, is located 15 miles northwest of
Detroit at 3951 West Maple Road, Bloomfield, Michigan, in the United
States. Christened 'The Monster' when Ben Hogan won his third US Open
Championship in 1951, Oakland Hills has hosted no fewer than six US
Open Championships, two US PGA Championships, two US Senior Open
Championships, one US Women's Amateur and one 'Ryder Cup' although
you will not find that in the record books."
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