As I think everyone is aware, it's Ryder Cup time again as the European team head over to Whistling Straits in Wisconsin to take on a strong looking American team. This should have been played last year but for obvious reasons it didn't go ahead so the Paris Ryder Cup in 2018 was the last to be played.
I was incredibly privileged to be invited by Champions UK PLC, the European Senior Tour and European Tour productions to a round table event on pro-am day at the European Senior Masters at the Forest of Arden back in October 2018 just a few days after the Europeans triumphed in Paris.
When you are in the presence of a Ryder Cup Legend like Ian Woosnan, and European team members that have been there and done it as Peter Baker, Jean Van De Velde and Thomas Levet have, you have to simply sit and listen to what they have to say about everything connected to the Ryder Cup.
This was a behind closed doors event and I was the only non-professional golf publication/website, European Tour employee or media company invited so I was extremely privileged to be there and it was a one-off, never to be repeated opportunity. It should only have lasted fifteen minutes, but as you'll see, once these Ryder Cup stalwarts started talking it was difficult to stop them. In fact had the pro-am not been a shotgun at midday I feel they'd have kept going. My camera position was fixed but this was being filmed by European Tour Productions so there are times when their cameraman walks through shot but it doesn't detract from the Ryder Cup gold coming from the table. Enjoy this rare and unique insight into the Ryder Cup from the European perspective. It may not make comfortable listening for American viewers but it's an honest and open assessment of the Ryder Cup just gone with these European team members (and winning captain) and gives their own views on what the European team did well compared to the US side and provide a rare insight into a team room.
I know this is a blast from the past (taken from my original Three Off The Tee blog which you can always check here)
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It promises to be yet another massive battle and it could well be another Ryder Cup that lives long in the memory once the action starts so I hope this video is a suitable hors d'oeuvre and I'd love to here your thoughts about it. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog or via my social media links. I'll see you for another blog soon.