Jewel in the Glen

Gleneagles, Golf and the Ryder Cup

By Ed Hodge

Foreword by Jack Nicklaus

Format: Multiple Formats

With a foreword from golf's greatest player, Jack Nicklaus, designer of the Ryder Cup 2014 course, The PGA Centenary, and a hole-byhole guide by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie, this volume paints a unique and absorbing portrait of Gleneagles and Scottish golf as a whole.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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'I have always thought Gleneagles is one of the greatest places in the world to play golf' - Jack Nicklaus The Ryder Cup is coming home to where it all began; the 40th staging of golf's showpiece event is returning to Gleneagles, Scotland. Tracing the history of the Ryder Cup back to that famous forerunner match at Gleneagles in 1921, this book intertwines the histories of the coveted prize with the five-star resort's own rich heritage, on and off the course. Through a series of over 80 in-depth interviews with an array of national and international celebrities, including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Sir Jackie Stewart, Andy Murray and Stephen Hendry, Jewel in the Glen reveals what the Ryder Cup and Gleneagles means to them while examining the impact of the tournament on the local community and the wider Scottish society, culture, and economy. With a foreword from golf's greatest player, Jack Nicklaus, designer of the Ryder Cup 2014 course, The PGA Centenary, and a hole-byhole guide by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie, this volume paints a unique and absorbing portrait of Gleneagles and Scottish golf as a whole.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 5 Nov 2014
SKU 9781909715233-grouped
Number of Pages 336

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'This beautiful publication appears to match the majesty of Gleneagles itself and depict our wonderful game - and Samuel Ryder's legacy - in the manner most deserving'

'I have always thought Gleneagles is one of the greatest places in the world to play golf'

'An informative and entertaining read, it certainly whets the appetite for a great competition next year'

'Ed paints a unique portrait of Gleneagles, Scottish golf and the history of the Ryder Cup'

 'In his engaging, polished publication Jewel in the Glen, Ed Hodge traces the Ryder Cup's Gleneagles connections and unearths one or two gems'

'Hodge entertainingly recounts the history of the cup' - 

'Ed has produced a beautifully packaged and illustrated book, a story about Gleneagles, its history, its golf and of course its upcoming Ryder Cup. Wonderful photographs both past and present, a great story about a wonderful destination not only for golf but for leisure. Well done, Ed'

'If you are going to write about this place and the golfers who walked its storied fairways, you cannot afford to produce anything other than a world-class publication. And that is precisely what Ed Hodge and his publishers, Birlinn Books, have done with Jewel in the Glen: Gleneagles, Golf and The Ryder Cup ... Hodge, a former Gleneagles caddie, has written a book as classy as its subject. A gem' 

'Ed Hodge has scored a hole in one with this book ... a varied and detailed analysis of what the Ryder Cup and Gleneagles golf courses have meant to so many great players and famous people with memories to share'

'Fantastic book. It's a great read and I would highly recommend it'

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