Leeds golfers given chance to emulate ‘Miracle of Medinah’

Caption: Roundhay Park golf course

Golfers in Leeds will have the chance to celebrate Europe’s stunning Ryder Cup victory in style this week.

To honour the remarkable comeback win which is being hailed as one of the greatest in sporting history, any of the four council-managed courses in Leeds will be able to be played all week for £5 by anyone wishing to emulate the heroes of Jose Maria Olazabal’s European team.

The offer is open to any pay and play session at the courses at Temple Newsam, Roundhay Park, Middleton Park and Gotts Park representing a saving of up to £10 per person, and will run until Sunday night (October 7).

The offer celebrates the performance being widely described as the ‘Miracle of Medinah’, as the European team fought back from being all-but written off when they were losing 10-4 to Team USA in Chicago to stage their biggest-ever comeback in the history of the event to triumph 14.5-13.5 in the biennial contest which is the biggest event in golf.

Leeds City Council golf manager Allan Cooper said:

“The performance by the European team yesterday was nothing short of incredible and to come through and win the Ryder Cup like that was amazing to watch. To honour their achievement we would love to see people of all ages coming down to our courses this week and emulating the European heroes like Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy.”

For further information on the Leeds City Council-managed golf courses, go to www.leeds.gov.uk/sports/pages/golf-courses.aspx


For media enquiries please contact:

Roger Boyde,

Senior communications officer,

Leeds City Council, Tel 0113 247 5472

Email: roger.boyde@leeds.gov.uk