Since 2001 when Wales won the right to host the 2010 Ryder Cup, both the private and public sector have been working to ensure that the whole of Wales benefits from hosting one of the largest sporting events in the world. With only a year to go until this prestigious event, Andrew Davies said the Ryder Cup would be a huge boost to Wales.
The Minister said:
“The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s major sporting events, and hosting it will give Wales a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to promote itself on the world stage. As well as the economic activity surrounding the event itself, it will raise Wales’ profile globally and help attract investment in the future.”
The 2010 Ryder Cup will be the first time Wales has hosted an event of this scope and with just one year to go the excitement is mounting. Meanwhile the Celtic Manor’s Marketing Director Gareth Rees Jones is also excited about his daughter, Holly Rees Jones’, first birthday later this month. On the 1st October both father and daughter were joined on the 1st tee of the purpose-built Twenty Ten Course by Andrew Davies and many of the key participants of the 2010 Ryder Cup to celebrate the countdown to next year’s event.
For Holly, next year will be her first Ryder Cup, although she’s hardly old enough to appreciate the importance of the event!
01 October 2009