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The Ryder cup 2006 – A spectator’s impression

Attended the Ryder cup on Friday and was really impressed with the logistics and organisation of the event. I arrived at punchestown at 8.15 a.m. and was standing on the 12th green at 9.20 a.m. Staff, busses, assistants etc were in abundance. The Irish organisers are to be congratulated for their professionalism. The park and ride was a revelation and I believe the organiser of big games in Croke Park and Landsdown etc should take a long hard look at it.
On the course there were plenty of video screens and the nature of the K club meant that it was possible to have good vantage points on the many stands and sloping hills. Several times we found ourselves standing less than 20 feet from Tiger Woods, Paul Casey etc as they tried to escape the clutches of the heavy wet rough.
As for the atmosphere, it was special, electric and passionate. An event that will evoke fond memories that will last a life time.