Salmond welcomes Ryder Cup Captains

9/23/2013 3:55:00 PM
European Captain Paul McGinley (L) and US Captain Tom Watson (R) pose alongside Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond (C) with the Ryder Cup   (Getty Images)
European Captain Paul McGinley (L) and US Captain Tom Watson (R) pose alongside Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond (C) with the Ryder Cup (Getty Images)

The effects of the 2014 Ryder Cup are already being felt in Scotland and the legacy will continue long after the last putt has been sunk, First Minister Alex Salmond said today as he marked a year to go until the greatest golf tournament in the world tees off at Gleneagles.

And young golfers of the future are foremost in benefiting thanks to funding from this golden legacy which will see almost half a million Primary Five school children take part in the hugely successful ClubGolf sports initiative by 2018.

The First Minister said: “While there will be many immediate benefits from staging this magnificent sporting occasion, there will also be the long-term effects from this golden legacy which will ensure the popularity of golf continues to grow and young talent will be nurtured.

“The combination of staging the world’s best tournament and our initiative to put a club in the hand of every nine-year-old in Scotland can only mean continued success for the sport.”

 

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