Looking for Players to join the Second Life Golf League for participation in the Second Life Ryder Cup challenge. Our aim is to have at least 16 players for the European league and 16 in the USA league group a total of 32 players in all. Numbers are growing so put your names down to join this challenging and fun Competition.
The top 8 second life players from each group will play for the Ryder cup representing USA and EUROPE which will be held in Second Life around the time of the real Ryder cup.
Each player plays each other in their group, those with the lowest scores at the end of the rounds are picked for the Ryder cup which will be played over a weekend at Augusta Golf Course.
NEEDED:We’re looking for another golf course maybe 2 to play on which will help maintain interest for all SL golf courses and players. PLEASE contact Ben Sauber for details.
What is the Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup is a biennial golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe. The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy.
Originally contested between Great Britain and the United States, the first official Ryder Cup took place in Massachusetts, US. The home team won the first five contests, but with the competition’s resumption after the Second World War, repeated American dominance eventually led to a decision to extend the representation of “Great Britain and Ireland” to include continental Europe from 1979. The inclusion of continental European golfers was partly prompted by the success of a new generation of Spanish golfers, led by Seve Ballesteros . In 1973 the official title of the British Team had been changed from “Great Britain” to “Great Britain and Ireland”.
Since 1979, Europe has won ten times outright and retained the Cup once in a tied match, with seven American wins over this period. In addition to players from Great Britain and Ireland, the European team has included players from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
The current holders are Europe who won for the third successive time at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perth & Kinross, Scotland in 2014. The 2016 Ryder Cup will be at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota from September 30 to October 2.