PING advances Prodi G Junior Clubs; Introduces Junior Custom-Fitting App

16th Jul 2024

Glenmuir Unveils SS2025 Collection: A Tribute to Heritage and Innovation

16th Jul 2024

How to Successfully Implement Technology Within a Golf Operation

2nd Jul 2024

CPG Team Take On 100 Hole Challenge for the Ryder Cup Trust

17th Jun 2024

DP World Tour, The R&A and PGA Tour Launch Global Amateur Pathway

4th Jun 2024

Successful GolfSixes League Grows Globally

4th Jun 2024

Kipp Popert & Daphne van Houten Take G4D Open Honours

18th May 2024

5 Pre-Season Steps for Your Golf Shop With Golf Genius

30th Apr 2024

Golfbidder Pro Expansion – B2B Pricing Tool Now Available to All of Europe

25th Apr 2024

PING Putter Line Expands With Six New Premium Models

23rd Apr 2024

Abu Dhabi GolfSixes League Grand Final Won by Abu Dhabi City Golf Club Juniors

22nd Apr 2024

PING Announced as Supporting Partner of PGA Women’s Championship of Canada

5th Apr 2024

Dr Mark Bull 3D Biomechanics Seminar – 06-07 MAY, Austria

1st Apr 2024

Andreas Kali’s Whole Istic Golf Coaching Seminar – 15-16 April, Austria

1st Apr 2024

PGA Tour Players Overwhelmingly Select Bushnell as Top Choice Among Laser Rangefinders

30th Mar 2024

Bushnell Golf Introduces Upgraded Pro X3+ Laser Rangefinder

24th Mar 2024

EDUGOLF Project Delivers Key Insights for Advancing Golf Education

20th Mar 2024

Golf Genius Report Highlights True Value of Open Events

18th Mar 2024

Mulberry Meets Performance: Sunderland of Scotland Unveils New AW24 Collection

11th Mar 2024

Easy-to-Hit G730 Irons Deliver More Distance, Maximum Forgiveness

7th Mar 2024
load more

Celebrity line-up, sunshine and victory for Team Europe2 min read

Posted on: 16th Aug 2019

The St. Moritz U.S. Celebrity Golf Cup was held in St. Moritz for the first time – sending a positive signal to Swiss golf and raising funds for the Ryder Cup European Development Trust.

The biennial tournament, alternated between the United States and Europe, was held at Engadine Golf Club behind the beautiful Swiss Mountain backdrop of St Moritz, and aimed to raise funds for the Ryder Cup European Development Trust (RCEDT) – the vehicle for essential golf development work across the European continent.

This years Cup hosted a range of golfing and non-golfing celebrities from various backgrounds, who showed up to pip against one another for the cup and bragging rights. They included American Frisbee champion Brodie Smith, basketball player Mike Conley Jr., Caroline Rominger and Düsseldorf-born Ilija Djurdjevic, whose long ball, at 430 metres, flew the length of almost five football pitches. It was the first time that the Cup took place on the courses of the Engadine Golf Club – twice previously it had been held in Monaco.

For three days, spectators enjoyed celebrity golf in Samedan and Zuoz in glorious sunshine. The first day of the Cup saw a Four-Ball Better Ball format played between the two sides and ended with a barbecue in Zuoz, which will probably be remembered for many years to come for the cameo entertainment appearance by Scottish rugby players and models Tom and Max Evans, who swapped their golf outfits for kilts. A Scramble Match Play format was played on the second day, and Single Match Play on day three. After three days of play, home advantage proved crucial as Team Europe won with 22.5 points to 18.5 points.

It was on the initiative of Ian Randell, Confederation of Professional Golf CEO, that the Ryder Cup Trophy was brought to St. Moritz. Nurturing young talent and growing grassroots golf is a key part of the Ryder Cup’s development legacy and this is achieved through the lens of the RCEDT: the auction of holidays and selected art at the gala at Badrutt’s Palace raised CHF 50,000 for the trust and this vital golf development work.

“With St. Moritz, we have once again opted for an extraordinary venue. The courses in the Engadine are among the most beautiful in Europe,” said Susan Feaster, Chairman, Monaco U.S. Celebrity Golf Cup for the Ryder Cup European Development Trust. She immediately announced that the 2021 tournament will take place in St. Moritz again, reinforcing the excellent reputation of the Engadine Golf Club. There is no doubt that many of the celebrities will be seen again in 2021 and hopefully the continued support for the RCEDT and its overall development of golf across the continent will continue.