Wow, what fun!
I have just spent 3 days watching a ladies golf competition called the Solheim Cup, and enjoyed every second of it. Thrills and spills and outstanding golf.
Surely the two greatest golf competitions are the Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup.
They both are built on the history of the game and history between the two foes. I contend that its this history that makes these two competitions both unique and uncopiable. Furthermore, I suggest these two competitions are the two greatest Majors in women’s and men’s golf today.
They are played biennially which allows host clubs and the media to do justice to them. Also, because of the prestige and fun attached to these great Cups, players strive hard to be picked – thus encouraging golfing standards to remain high.
I am not blind to the fact that there are other great golfing nations who are by definition precluded from this exclusive “club”.
In a strange way this exclusivity helps make the Solheim and Ryder Cups what they are!