KENOSEE LAKE & WHITE BEAR - The Ryder Cup began as a men’s golf competition with teams from Britain and the United States in 1927, named after an English businessman Samuel Ryder.
The event is now jointly administered by the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe, and it features the best of the U.S. and Europe.
Many golf clubs have taken on their own versions of the event and Golf Kenosee has held one for 23 years against White Bear Golf Course.
The showdown was held on Aug. 26 and 27, beginning in Kenosee on the first day with an 18-hole better ball. The next 18 holes are alternate shots, where the two golfers take turns hitting the ball.
At the end of the first day of golf, Kenosee was up 9-3.
On Sunday they travelled to White Bear and played singles matches over 18 holes, where there were 12 points up for grabs.
Golf Kenosee won the singles matches 7 1/2-4 1/2, and won the Ryder Cup 16 1/2-7 1/2.
Ben Brown is the manager at the pro shop at Golf Kenosee. He organizes the tournament and then takes part in the game as well, but allows the captains to pick the players.
“The weather was perfect for the tournament and both golf courses were in great shape,” said Brown. “We get treated great by the courses and restaurants and it is such a treat to be part of this weekend.”
“The competition with the guys from White Bear is always a good test of golf,” he added.