The public ticket sales process for The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles begins today after Ryder Cup Europe launched a registration website for fans.
The 2014 Ryder Cup takes place over six days and encompasses three ‘Practice Days’ – Tuesday September 23, Wednesday September 24 and Thursday September 25 – and three ‘Match Days’ – Friday September 26, Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28.
Golf fans eager to get their hands on a highly-prized Ryder Cup ticket must complete a two-stage process that includes registering a photograph, before applying for tickets when the application process officially opens – exactly a month from today – on Monday June 10. Daily Tickets range in price from a £10 concession ticket for Under 16s on the Practice Days, to £145 for a Sunday ticket, while a range of combined ticket options is also available.
Those fans interested in Practice Day tickets can purchase them immediately on a first come, first served basis from June 10 onwards, while those fans interested in Match Day tickets have from June 10 until midnight on Monday July 22 – when the process closes – to apply. All Match Day applications will then be included in a ballot, with those who have been successful being notified during the week commencing Monday August 12.
General Admission ticket holders have access to all public areas of the golf course and its facilities, including the tented village, ground access to all 18 holes of The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles and access to any grandstand on the course. The full range of ticket options available includes: Practice Day and Single Day tickets, alongside Two Day, Four Day and Six Day Season Tickets.
Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “The 2014 Ryder Cup promises to be a truly great sporting occasion set in one of the world’s most spectacular and iconic golfing locations.
“Understandably, tickets are highly sought after, but the ballot process for Match Day tickets means that everyone has the same chance of success. Furthermore, we fully believe that the range of ticket options available – including the Practice Day tickets which are available for purchase straight away – offer exceptional value for money and we are proud that children will be able to see some of the greatest golfers in the world on those days for £10.”
Practice Days offer the first opportunity for members of the public to soak up the unique atmosphere of a Ryder Cup. As well as watching the players put the finishing touches to their preparations, the Practice Days also offer an additional range of activities incorporating a variety of on-course fare including the Friendship Match between the members of the European and United States Junior Ryder Cup teams who will have played their official match at nearby Blairgowrie Golf Club on the Monday and Tuesday of The Ryder Cup week. Also available are various sponsors’ displays and exhibitions, alongside the merchandise pavilion and the exciting interactive zone in the tented village, while Thursday September 25 also sees the Opening Ceremony take place in the afternoon.
The photographic registration phase is now open via the Ryder Cup website. The official ticket application process will open on 10th June, closing on 22nd July. The ballot will then take place.
The General Admission ticket sales process for The 2014 Ryder Cup is:
• Photographic registration from today
• Those registering will be required to upload their photograph, after which they will receive a personal registration number within 48 hours
• Applicants then use their personal registration number to apply for tickets when the official ticket application process begins on 10th June
• The ticket application period ends at midnight on 22nd July
General Admission tickets for The 2014 Ryder Cup include a photographic image of its owner in order to prevent fraud and ticket transfers. Applicants must therefore register their photograph with Ryder Cup Europe prior to applying for tickets.
For more information and how to register for tickets please visit www.rydercup.com/europe/2014tickets.