De Boer prepares for a fifth Ryder Cup

8th January 2010

De Boer has again been appointed to supply temporary accommodation for the return to British soil of the world-famous Ryder Cup.

The biennial transatlantic contest, which will be held from October 1-3 at The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales, will see the European team – led by Captain Colin Montgomerie – seek to regain the trophy following the United States’ victory on home-soil at Valhalla in 2008.

This year’s showpiece event will also mark the fifth successive occasion on which De Boer has acted as a temporary structure supplier to Europe’s hosting of The Ryder Cup, having previously provided structures at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England, in 1993 and 2002, Valderrama in Spain in 1997 and The K Club in Ireland in 2006.

For The 2010 Ryder Cup, which will mark the first time Wales has hosted the event, the Brackley-based company will provide facilities across a specially-created Ryder Cup Tented Village.

These will include Public catering areas, merchandising facilities, an exhibition space, information centre, Ryder Cup Bar and Champagne and Seafood Bar, using structures which include De Boer’s highly versatile Delta and Double-Decker Delta structures.

De Boer’s Emperor structure, which generated positive reviews when introduced at The 2006 Ryder Cup in Ireland, will make a return in 2010. The innovative, glue-laminated, wood-framed structure will offer spectacular views across the first fairway at The Celtic Manor Resort as it serves as The Ryder Cup Travel Services and International Pavilion.

Edward Kitson, Ryder Cup Match Director, said: “The Emperor offered a visually striking facility in 2006, and we are delighted it will again be in place at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2010. Temporary structures play a key part in providing public and hospitality facilities at major golf tournaments, and De Boer has been a great supporter of both The European Tour and The Ryder Cup for many years.”

John Cochrane, De Boer’s Sales Director – Events, said: “The Ryder Cup remains one of the iconic fixtures on the sporting calendar, attracting huge interest not just from Europe and the US, but from across the globe.

“De Boer has established an excellent working relationship with the event’s organisers, and we feel honoured to have been again appointed as structure supplier. The last three occasions we have provided accommodation have coincided with victory for the European Team, so we hope the happy tradition continues.”

America’s victory in 2008 – their first for nearly a decade – means that anticipation is already high for The 2010 Ryder Cup. With the 7,378 yard, par 71 Twenty Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort – the first course built specifically to host The Ryder Cup – providing a natural amphitheatre, Montgomerie will be hoping to guide his players to victory over their American counterparts, led by Captain Corey Pavin.

The Ryder Cup is one of many golfing tournaments to be supplied by De Boer. The structure specialist has previously provided temporary accommodation to events including the Volvo Masters, the Johnnie Walker Championship, the Solheim Cup, The Senior British Open, the KLM Open and the World Golf Championships–American Express Championship.