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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Rough and the Fairway: Processes and Problems in Ryder Cup Team Selection 1927-2006
Author(s): Vamplew, Wray
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Keywords: Sport history
Golf Great Britain History
Ryder cup
Issue Date: 2007
Date Deposited: 30-Apr-2009
Citation: Vamplew W (2007) The Rough and the Fairway: Processes and Problems in Ryder Cup Team Selection 1927-2006. Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, 14 (1), pp. 27-35.
Abstract: Introduction Competed for by European and American golfers, the Ryder Cup is unusual in professional sport as the participants play without financial reward using a team format in a game normally associated at the their level with individual rivalry. This paper will outline the history of the competition, examine implications of the selection policies and procedures and discuss the issue of identity, particularly when the non-American opposition switched from being British to European. It will also add to the relatively sparse coverage of golf in academic literature. What has been written has focused on the gender divide, the economics of the sport and, more recently, the environment. The Ryder Cup itself, whilst the subject of several popular works, has had only one academic article devoted to it on this side of the Atlantic.
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism by the University School of Physical Education, Poznan (Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Poznaniu).

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