The exhibition charts the history of the cup given by Samuel Ryder and first played for in 1927 at Worcester Mass. USA, with many photos and items of memorabilia.
The PGA brought the exhibition to St Albans, working along with the St Albans Council and museum service. Previously it has only been on show at the Celtic Manor for the 2010 Ryder Cup.
David Wright, PGA's heritage curator was keen for the exhibition to start off the road trail in St Albans, where Samuel Ryder spent all his working life building up his seed business and finding time to become a Mayor and Magistrate, his philanthropy extended to many avenues around St Albans.
Those present were members of the PGA, Ryder Cup Europe, St Albans District Council, The Samuel Ryder Foundation and other invited guests.
Also attending were members of Verulam golf club, where Samuel Ryder was three times Captain. The club are very proud of the man who did so much for them through his generosity.
The Mayor Aislinn Lee gave a speech praising Samuel Ryder as a citizen, businessman, model employer and sportsman.
Sandy Jones CEO of the PGA spoke about the reasons behind the decision to bring this important exhibition to St Albans and why the city should be the first in line to host it.
Trustees of the Samuel Ryder Foundation were lucky enough to have a photo taken with the cup!
The exhibition will be at the museum until June 28th. On leaving St Albans the exhibition will embark upon a journey which will take it around the UK, arriving at Gleneagles for the 2014 match.
This is a must for anyone interested in the history of St Albans and golf!
See photos of the event