The final countdown to The 2014 Ryder Cup begins tomorrow, Tuesday 26 August, with just one month to go until the championship begins at The Gleneagles Hotel. To mark the occasion, Perth & Kinross Council has unveiled a golf-themed sculpture trail around the region.
19 large, dynamic willow sculptures in the form of golfers have been created by local artists June McEwan from Strathearn and Georgia Cook from Loch Tay, who worked with local community groups. The sculptures show the golfers in a variety of poses, from putting to mid-swing.
The sculptures form part of the Council’s Legacy programme, ‘Take Part, Take Pride, Take Place’, building a legacy of involved and learning communities. The striking figures have been installed in prominent locations across the region following successful applications by local communities to host a willow golfer. These are Aberfeldy, Aberuthven, Alyth, Auchterarder, Blackford, Blairgowrie, Braco, Bridge of Earn, Comrie, Coupar Angus, Crieff, Dunning, Kinnesswood, Kinross, Little Dunkeld, Muthill, Perth, Pitlochry, and St Madoes.
Around 45,000 spectators are expected to attend The Ryder Cup each day and this trail of public art will encourage many to explore and enjoy the area, visiting local attractions and experiencing the stunning scenery.
Considered one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, The Ryder Cup will take place at The Gleneagles Hotel by Auchterarder, 23-28 September. The Junior Ryder Cup will bring together the golfing stars of the future at Blairgowrie Golf Club, 22-23 September.