The Samuel Ryder Foundation is proud and delighted to announce that Lord Charles Cecil the current High Sheriff of Hertfordshire has taken the position of patron. He joins our other patrons Bernard Gallacher OBE, Peter Alliss, Tony Jacklin CBE, Colin Montgomerie OBE of the UK along with Ben Crenshaw of the USA. All are committed to furthering the aims and objectives of The Foundation.
The Cecil family have lived and been part of Hertfordshire life for over 400 yrs.
The legendary Tony Jacklin, Europe's greatest Ryder cup captain, has become a patron of The Samuel Ryder Foundation. In accepting the invitation to become a patron, Tony said “the Ryder Cup has been a great part of my life, it is an honour to be a patron, I will do everything I possibly can to help The Foundation achieve its aims and objectives”.
The first Ryder Cup was played in 1927, and up until 1985 the Americans won all but 3 matches. Tony's record as captain is :-
1983 Europe lost by 1 point. 1985 Europe won - the first time since 1957 1987 Europe won - the first time on American soil 1989 Match drawn - Europe retained the Ryder Cup.
The officers and trustees of The Samuel Ryder Foundation are thrilled and proud that Tony has accepted this position. Mary Moore, Samuel Ryder's only surviving grandchild and The Foundation's President, said, “Tony Jacklin played a huge pivotal role, in turning Europe's fortunes around.”