Event Information

If you are planning your trip to Blairgowrie or just want to know a little bit more about the event, the links below will be able to give you all the information you need. Make sure you check back regularly as we will be constantly updating items as we get closer to the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup.

The 2014 Junior Ryder Cup
 
The Junior Ryder Cup will showcase some of the world's best young golfers and we can’t wait to get you involved in what is going to be a fantastic time at the Blairgowrie Golf Club.  The best junior players from Europe and the USA will be out on the course practising ahead of the competition which is being held on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 September.
 
ClubGolf invite you to come along and take part in a FREE hour - long family golf activity over the weekend at the Blairgowrie Golf Club.
 
Whats on offer?
 
·         1 hour of ClubGolf activity on either Saturday 20 or Sunday 21 September

·         Spend the rest of the day on course, watching all the action

·         Each child attending will receive some free special Junior Ryder Cup goodies on the day!

Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Teams will be made of 10 people per station (or as close as we can get)
To find out more about the activity, how to book and what’s on offer at The Junior Ryder Cup please click here.

Spectator A-Z

All our visitors, both internal and external, are eligible to the same quality and level of service. Junior Ryder Cup will endeavour to deliver this by:

·       Providing services to meet the customers actual, rather than presumed, needs.

·       Providing accessible information about the event.

·       Ensuring all our staff and volunteers are informed to provide an appropriate response to all customers.

·       Ensuring any complaints of discrimination are dealt with speedily and fairly.

What are the provisions for those with disabilities at the Junior Ryder Cup 2014?

All disability is individual and therefore Junior Ryder Cup will try to respond with each case in the appropriate manner.

For Blue badge holders there will be dedicated bays at the front of the clubhouse car park with minimum distance to the course. Please bear in mind that the Car Parks are used on a first come first served basis.

For wheelchair users please make yourself known to the Car Park attendants and you will be able to park in the golf club car park. Please bear in mind that the Car Parks are used on a first come first served basis.

There will be a disabled toilet located in the Junior Ryder Cup village.

Only members can bring their mobility scooters.

Junior Ryder cup welcomes assistance dogs. We ask that you keep your assistance dog on the lead while at the event.

Attire

Spectators should remember that this is an outdoor event and subject to changing weather conditions. Please dress accordingly. Smart, casual wear is recommended. Sensible shoes should be worn. NO METAL SPIKES ALLOWED.

Club members should refer to the club dress code.

Autograph Policy

Junior Ryder Cup and the players respectfully request that spectators ask for autographs after the round.

Average Temperatures

Average temperatures in Blairgowrie at the end of September range from a high of 17*C to a low of 8*C.

Banking

There are no banking facilities available at the event.

Cameras

To be updated.

Childcare

No public crèche facility is available.

Car Parking

There will be a “Public Park & Ride” facility 1 mile from Blairgowrie Golf Club. Please follow AA signs. All members should park in the member’s only car park opposite Blairgowrie Golf Club. Please follow the signs. We respectfully ask that you have more than one person in each car to maximise the parking space and help fellow spectators.

Day

 

Time of first departure from Public Park & Ride

 

 

 

Anticipated frequency of bus operation

 

Time of last

Departure from Blairgowrie Golf Club to the Public Park & Ride

Saturday,

20 Sept.

 

08.30

 

Every 15 minutes

 

16.30

Sunday,

21 Sept.

 

08.30

 

Every 15 minutes

 

16.00

Monday,

22 Sept.

 

07.00

 

07.00 - 10.00 every 10 minutes

10.00 - 14.00 every 15 minutes

14.00 - 18.30 every 10 minutes

 

18.30

Tuesday,

23 Sept.

 

07.30

 

07.30 - 10.30 every 10 minutes

10.30 - 14.00 every 15 minutes

14.00 - 17.00 every 10 minutes

 

17.00

 

Other public parking is available in Blairgowrie town centre. There will be a shuttle bus service from Blarigowrie town centre car parks to the course.

The bus link - Service 58G - should also be convenient for those spectators who arrive in Blairgowrie by public transport (e.g. Stagecoach Strathtay Services 57, 59 etc).

Service 58G, to be undertaken by Stagecoach Strathtay, will operate every twenty minutes throughout the day as follows:

 

Monday, 22 and Tuesday 23 September 2014 only

Wellmeadow (Stance A)

07.05

07.25

07.45

 

 

 

Then every 20 minutes until

 

17.25

17.45

18.05

Golf Club

(Bus Stop) arrive

07.14

07.34

07.54

17.34

17.54

18.14

Golf Club

(Bus Stop)

depart

07.15

07.35

07.55

17.35

17.55

18.15

Wellmeadow (Stance A)

07.24

07.44

08.04

17.44

18.04

18.24

 

Evacuation Procedure

If it is necessary to evacuate the site at any time, please follow the instructions of the Course Marshals who will be in contact with on-site emergency personnel.

First Aid

First Aid facilities will be available in the Junior Ryder Cup village. In the event of an emergency, please approach a course marshal or member of staff.

Food & Beverages

A wide range of food & beverages will be available in the Junior Ryder Cup village.

Giant Screens

The will be a big screen in the Junior Ryder Cup village. However this will not show live play only the scores.

Grandstands

There will be no Grandstand seating at the event.

Information Centre

There will be an Information Tent located in the Junior Ryder Cup village.

Leaderboards

The will be located every three holes on the course.

Merchandise

A selection of Junior Ryder Cup merchandise will be available in the Junior Ryder Cup village.

Opening & Closing Ceremonies

The Opening & Closing Ceremonies will be on Sunday 21st September at 17:00 and Tuesday 23rd September at 14:30 respectively.

Practice Days

Practice days are on Saturday 20th September & Sunday 21st September. All public car parks and one catering unit will be available on Practice Days.

Publications

There will be a draw sheet available on Monday 22nd September and Tuesday 23rd September from the Junior Ryder Cup Village.

Spectator Etiquette

Remain still throughout each shot and do not move until all the players in the group have played or holed out.
• Do not speak to the players while they are on the course.
• Walk, don’t run, and obey the Marshals – they are trying to make your day more enjoyable.
• Kneel or sit down if you are in the front row.
• Please keep behind the ropes and barriers around the course and use the official crossing points.
• Familiarise yourself with the location of First Aid stations and refreshment areas.
• Please be considerate of other spectators when using umbrellas.Telephones

Mobile phones are permitted but must be kept on silent at all times or alternatively switched off.

Toilets

These are located in the Junior Ryder Cup Village.

 

For more information, please click here.

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