Virtual Golf Course: Gleneagles, the Spirit of the 2014 Ryder Cup
The captains have made their picks, the teams are set, get ready for the Ryder Cup!
The Ryder Cup is known for being thrilling, tense, heartbreaking, and some of the best golf on television. For this week’s Five Fact Friday, we are going to take a look at the host of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Gleneagles – PGA Centernary Course
Length: 7,262 yards / Par 72
- The PGA Centenary Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, opened for play in 1993 and is located in Perthshire, Scotland.
- Nicklaus said this about the course: “It’s the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with.”
- We all know that first ever “Ryder Cup,” played at the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts in 1927. But what about the Ryder Cup before that? In 1921, the first international team tournament, featuring golfers from North America and Great Britain and Ireland, was held at Gleneagles. That tournament is considered to be “the spirit of the Ryder Cup.” Learn more about it here:
- The PGA Centenary Course is home Johnnie Walker Championship. The course has also hosted: The Curtis Cup, the Scottish Open, the Women’s British Open, and the McDonald’s WPGA Championship of Europe.
- The PGA Centenary Course, formerly known as the “Monarch,” is the longest inland course in Scotland.
E6Golf Simulator Software
TruGolf’s software illustrates the nuanced beauty found at 86 of the world’s finest golf courses which include: Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Pinehurst, and Gleneagles, home of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
E6Golf by TruGolf is the best-selling golf simulation software on the market. E6Golf is a physics based engine that replicates the precise behaviors of outdoor golf play. The newest installment of E6Golf is unparalleled in accuracy and wholly immerses players in a virtual environment.
The new software features doubled resolution of terrain textures, improvements to the light model, more lifelike rendering, enhanced game-play and practice modes, and features higher than HD resolution (up to 4K compatibility).