Event

The Ryder Cup 2014, a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States, took place at the Gleneagles Golf Resort, Scotland and was attended by over 200,000 sporting enthusiasts.

Requirement

To create stunning hospitality structures overlooking the first hole to give guests superb views of the PGA Centenary Course. Also to supply the infrastructure for the public facilities throughout the tournament.

Scope of Works

Single Absolute
Double Deck Absolute
Triple Deck Absolute

Challenge

To create a stylish environment built using high quality structures with a build finish to match the calibre of the course, delivering safely and on time with minimal disruption to the host course members and guests.

Outcome

GL events Owen Brown found itself in good company as it shared in Team Europe’s success at the Ryder Cup at the Gleneagles Golf Resort, Scotland. Taking over two months to build, the trio of state of the art single, double and triple-deck structures at the first hole provided stunning hospitality facilities offering guests superb views of PGA’s Centenary Course.

Our experienced team created a trio of state of the art single, double and triple deck structures at the first hole, allowing VIPs and guests at the Argyll Pavilion to take advantage of the sunny conditions and the spacious balconies to ensure that they didn’t miss a minute of the action as the two teams teed off over the three day tournament.

Our partner Field and Lawn Limited also provided public facilities such as walk ways, courtesy bus terminals and the waiting areas for the ‘park and ride’ facilities, making the event accessible for over two hundred thousand sporting enthusiasts who attended the six day event.

Edward Kitson, Ryder Cup Match Director, commented:
“The size and magnitude of The Ryder Cup grows with each Match and so do the complexities of the project with the ever increasing demands to make the structures look more sophisticated both externally and internally. This takes a huge amount of planning and delivery and it is always reassuring to have the knowledge and experience of you and all your team both in the office and on-site, working tirelessly to share in our dream of delivering the best ever Ryder Cup for Scotland. The Argyll Pavilion looked hugely impressive and all our sponsors and guests noted the quality and look of the structure both internally and externally.

We all know that the event itself was only a very small part of the journey and that the build up to the event in the previous years has required a huge amount of planning and dedication. Your team went above and beyond what we expected and we cannot thank you enough.

We have received numerous complimentary letters and comments, and the Sir Jackie Stewart quote in The Scotsman captures the success best:

“From an organisational point of view and how the venue was presented was planned to perfection, the best spectator experience for the paying customer, and I have attended more events worldwide than I care to remember.”

“In addition, GL events Owen Brown in conjunction with its Scottish partner Field & Lawn supplied multiple security and public facility structures both at Gleneagles and at the park and ride facilities that really helped with the smooth flow for our spectator entry and egress. I would like to thank the GL events Owen Brown and Field & Lawn teams for all their hard work and effort to help create a truly memorable Ryder Cup!”