Royal Westmoreland's Golf Superintendent to volunteer at this year's Ryder Cup
Simon Crawford, our brilliant Golf Superintendent, will be returning to the home of golf, Scotland, to volunteer at this year’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, taking place from the 23 – 28 September.
Competing with thousands of volunteer applicants keen to get involved, Simon was honoured to be chosen, and it will be a long overdue reunion as he previously worked at Gleneagles for 10 years until 2003.
Excited about being part of Golf's biggest tournament, Simon said: "It’s where it all started for me. I went to Oatridge Agricultural College and then I got a placement at Gleneagles to do one year as a student on the Gleneagles Excellence in Golf Awards (GEGA) scheme. They ended up keeping me on and I worked there for 10 fantastic years, ending up as the assistant head on the PGA course.”
Golf enthusiasts will know that the PGA Centenary Course is quite a challenge, which even the course’s designer Jack Nicklaus had to admit. For more information on the course, visit www.rydercup2014.com/the-course
The Ryder Cup will welcome volunteers from all parts of Europe to aid in the preparation of this very prestigious event. Living 4,000 miles away in Barbados, we are sure Simon will be the volunteer with the longest arrival journey but we also know that he will do Royal Westmoreland very proud.
Good luck from the Royal Westmoreland team!