The First Ryder Cup Tournaments – Wentworth in 1926 and the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts in 1927 – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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The First Ryder Cup Tournaments – Wentworth in 1926 and the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts in 1927

With the Ryder Cup much in the news at the moment, we thought we’d post two newspaper reports about the first two years of the famous tournament.

The first story reports on the build-up to the match that took place at Wentworth in early June 1926. This story also reports that Mr Samuel Ryder has kindly put up a cup for this match.

The second story reports on the first official tournament, which took place at the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts, in June 1927.

The Archive contains 100s of newspaper stories about Samuel Ryder, the golf fanatic and businessman who put forward the cup for the competition, and also about the tournament itself. Just type ‘Ryder Cup’ into the ‘Phrase Search’ and see what stories you can discover.

If you’re a keen golf fan, then you might also like to read these two stories that we posted on the blog about the Open Championships in 1926 and 1876.

The Lucky Half-Crown That Helped Bobby Jones to Win the 1926 Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes

The Amazing and Surreal Story of the Open Golf Championship of 1876 at the Old Course, St Andrews
newspaper report on the ryder cup in 1926

Cornishman – Wednesday 05 May 1926

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000331/19260505/082/0006

newspaper report on the ryder cup in 1927

Western Daily Press – Saturday 04 June 1927

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000264/19270604/028/0005

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