Event: The Ryder Cup 2014

Event: The Ryder Cup 2014

The tension, the emotion, the precision, the focus, and most of all, the pressure of a whole Country (or continent) on your shoulders with every single swing. With history of the sportspanning over 100 years of etiquette and tradition. Two teams of brothers, fighting over the sports most prestigious prize, it can only be The Ryder Cup. One bad stroke in the rough and you can jeopardize a whole round, and that valuable point that your team needs to get closer to the winning line. The Ryder Cup is truly the go-to event if you love Golf or any kind of team based activity. The pure adrenaline rush you get from seeing the players close up is second to none. There are hardly any other sports that allow you to be as close to the action as this. We are not just talking about tradition this year either; there are some incredible breaks from tradition at Gleneagles this year. It is actually only the second time the event has been held at Gleneagles, and was last there in 1973. The venue is beautiful, with some incredible holes, particularly hole 13, ‘Braid’s Brawest’. But even the incredible standard of the course doesn’t equal the intoxicating views that are on display, the course has a bit of everything, from vast woodland, to marauding hills to gaze upon. The hotel is also somewhat of a landmark in itself, established in 1924, fitted with over 230 rooms, all at the 5-star standard that one would expect of such a treasure. This really is a location swamped in luxury and historical glory. Now, back...

An Unexpected Trip…An Unexpected Victory!

After completing three weeks work experience with BAC Sport, I was offered the unique opportunity to accompany the team to Switzerland. For three days I was able to observe how the company provided bespoke services to a host of journalists from various newspapers, such as the Telegraph, who were attending the Switzerland v England qualifier for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, the first qualifier of the season. So not long after I was boarding a plane to Basel, Switzerland. Once we arrived in Switzerland, we greeted all of the journalists and after ensuring everyone had their luggage, we boarded the transfer to the excellent Radisson Blu hotel, our home for the next two nights. During the short drive to the hotel, the clients received their hotel keys to ensure they had a smooth transition and could get settled in the hotel quickly. Our schedule for the day was to attend the press conference to determine how the England team manager, Roy Hodgson, and newly appointed team captain, Wayne Rooney, were feeling about their teams prospects now after their disappointing performance at the World Cup 2014. The journalists were able to present the panel with questions about the upcoming match to gather information for their articles that would be published in the upcoming edition of their respective  newspapers. The only minor hiccup that occurred was when one of the reporters lent on the light switch, plunging the conference into darkness, much to the amusement of the attendees. We then took the transfer BAC Sport had previously organised to attend the training session of the England team as they settled into...