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Ryder Cup Rendezvous Dublin - The 2018 Ryder Cup is coming to France

8th November 2017 - 1:00pm

Paul McGinley announced the wild card for the 2018 Ryder Cup

Paul McGinley announced the wild card for the 2018 Ryder Cup

Atout France marked the countdown to the 2018 Ryder Cup with a special luncheon event with trade and media guests. The lunch was attended by H.E. Mr Stéphane Crouzat, Ambassador of France to Ireland and Paul McGinley, four-time winner of the Ryder Cup and the first Irish captain to lead the European team to victory, doing so in 2014.


Speaking at the event, Paul McGinley said, “The Ryder Cup is a very important part of the European Tour. I’ve no doubt that this is going to be the most successful Ryder Cup that we have ever had. We really are store for something magnificent next year. Le Golf National is going to be a wonderful venue and it’s one that the European team know very well”.

 
The event also showcased France, next year’s host of the biennial match between Europe and the United States, as the perfect destination for international golfers before, during and after the 2018 Ryder Cup.

 

Gwénaëlle Maret-Delos (Managing Director Atout France UK & Ireland), the France Tourism Development Agency, which hosted the Ryder Cup Rendezvous event, said: “There are 600 golf courses in France including some of the most beautiful courses in Europe. While France is the most visited country in the world, it remains less well known as a golf destination. The 2018 Ryder Cup, broadcasting from Le Golf National to the world, will no doubt encourage more golfers to choose France, our golf courses and, of course, our ‘après-golf’, for their golf holidays.”


Richard Hills, Ryder Cup Europe Director, said: “Le Golf National, Paris and France are ready for the Ryder Cup and will be wonderful hosts for the 42nd edition of this match, which has become one of the greatest sports events in the world.”


Le Golf National, France, will host the 2018 Ryder Cup from September 28th – 30th, 2018, when Europe will try to regain the trophy following defeat at Hazeltine National in the United States, last year. The team, under the captaincy of Thomas Bjørn, will be looking to extend their impressive home soil winning record, which stretches back to 1997.


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Paul McGinley announced the wild card for the 2018 Ryder Cup
Paul McGinley and Don Shearer (Travelbiz)
Ambassador of France H.E. Mr Stéphane Crouzat
Ambassador of France H.E. Mr Stéphane Crouzat and guest of Honour Paul McGinley
Michael Collins (TravelMedia.ie) Guest of honour Paul McGinley, Ambassador of France H.E. Mr Stéphane Crouzat and Gwénaëlle Maret-Delos (Managing Director Atout France UK & Ireland)
Ross Melody (Golfbreaks.ie), Paul Amitage (Le Golf National) Francois Gailliard (LaFayette) and Vanessa Renaud Elliot (Atout France)
Maud Gicquel (Brittany Tourism), Clare Mereau (La Fayette) and Anne Dallaporta (Cote d'Azur)
Paul McGinley, four-time winner of the Ryder Cup and the first Irish captain to lead the European team to victory, doing so in 2014, with Anne Penderson (Atout France)
Loraine Cunningham (Lorraine Cunningham Travel) with guest of honour Paul McGinley.
Guest of honour Paul McGinley, and Gwénaëlle Maret-Delo (Managing Director Atout France UK & Ireland)

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