Ryder Cup History

Ryder Cup History


The 12th playing of the Ryder Cup took place at Lindrick – one of Britain’s
finest inland courses — and was witness to a historic victory for the British
team after a gap of 24 years. Eric Brown, our Professional, was a
member of the winning team. In recognition of this, the Ryder Cup trophy
was on display in the Clubhouse for 2 months in 1957. He had previously
been a member of the 1953 & 1955 teams and subsequently in 1959. He
was also non-playing Captain in 1969 & 1971. His win-loss-half record
was 4-4-0. He competed in the Open Championship 21 times, finishing
3’d and tied 3rd in 1957 & 1958, respectively


Buchanan Castle Golf Club had the distinct honour and privilege of
being chosen to host the biennial Ryder Cup Board Match – a
preliminary event involving officials from the PGA of America and
Ryder Cup Europe — prior to the 40th playing of the biennial
competition between teams from Europe and the United States;
which took place at Gleneagles from 26th 28th September, 2014


Our club professional in 2018, Keith Baxter, was also chairman of the Scottish PGA. In that capacity he was involved in the Ryder Cup competition at Le Golf National in Paris. In April the next year Keith was able to bring the cup to Buchanan Castle Golf Club and members and their families were able to hold the cup and take pictures