Month in Review - June
Whether it be celebrating not one, not two, but three national days, our Captain offering more tuition or Ian Poulter watching back The 2012 Ryder Cup Official Film with his two sons, it’s once again been a busy month for Ryder Cup Europe.
As we look forward to the European Tour restarting in July, let’s take a look at some of the best bits you might have missed in June.
Ian Poulter watches The 2012 Ryder Cup Official Film
It may be hard to believe, but Ian Poulter had never watched The 2012 Ryder Cup Official Film.
That was until, eight years on, we asked ‘The Postman’ to watch it back with his sons to relieve the sheer drama and pure emotion of that unforgettable week at Medinah.
From unique insights as to what Poulter was feeling to his youngest son Josh’s many quips, sit back, relax and enjoy.
Festa della Repubblica, Grundlovsdag and Sveriges Nationaldag
Here at Ryder Cup Europe, we like to celebrate all nationalities that represent our team.
All in all, players from 12 different nations have represented Team Europe at The Ryder Cup including Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Wales.
This month we celebrated Festa della Repubblica (Italy’s national day), Grundlovsdag (Denmark’s national day) and Sveriges Nationaldag (Sweden’s national day) with a series of unique pieces of artwork.
Which is your favourite?
Monty celebrated his 57th birthday
This month also gave us opportunity to celebrate one of Ryder Cup Europe’s greatest ever players, Colin Montgomerie, as he celebrated his 57th birthday on June 23rd.
The eight-time appearance maker and winning Captain in 2010 has a stellar Ryder Cup record, featuring in eight consecutive Ryder Cups between 1991 and 2006 where he ended with 20 wins, seven halves and just nine defeats in 36 matches.
Add to that the fact the Scotsman has never been defeated in singles matches and it is no surprise he has gone down in history as a Ryder Cup legend.
We hope you had a great day, Monty.
Paddy offers yet more tips
As the European Tour restart draws ever nearer, our Captain has been putting in the hours on the practice ground.
But that hasn’t stopped the three-time Major winner offering more tips to golf fans around the world.
This month, Harrington offered tips on the best way to hit a flop shot, how to distract yourself, how to generate more power and how to cope when playing off a slope, to name but a few.
You can catch up on the whole series of Harrington’s Tips over on our Ryder Cup Team Europe Facebook page.
Karlsson and Kaymer reveal their confidential stories
June also saw two European greats reveal their confidential Ryder Cup stories.
First up was one of Harrington’s vice-captains, Robert Karlsson, who spoke about the time he made one of his greatest pars despite a dodgy club selection from his captain, Ian Woosnam, at The 2006 Ryder Cup.
What else are captains for?
Secondly, Kaymer discussed the time one member of Team Europe was enjoying The 2016 Ryder Cup a lot more than the two-time Major winner was…
Our lips are sealed.