Guest appearance at Ryder Cup

Douglas Guest
Douglas Guest
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A volunteer marshal at the recent Ryder Cup rubbed shoulders with a host of celebrities - sporting and otherwise – as he made his way around the historic Gleneagles course.

Douglas Guest had the less than onerous task of patrolling the 9th hole during the four days of intense competition.

The European TEAM eventually won handsomely, beating the United States 16.5-11.5.

But it was not all plain sailing for the enthusiastic Linlithgow volunteer.

For he had to be up around 4am to ensure he was on course for the 8.35am start of play.

However, being a volunteer, once he had discharged his duties as the final matches passed through, he was able to wander at will around the course and witness some terrific golf.

Over the four days he gathered numerous souvenirs and had a quick chat with Linlithgow-based GB and Europe player Stephen Gallacher.

He was able also to get autographs from several of the competitors as a memento of the successful 2014 event.