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Top 100 Golf Courses "BiteSize" Newsletter - September 2014

A lot has happened since we sent out our last newsletter... many functional changes have been made to the Top 100 website, every country and area in the world has been re-ranked, new correspondents have joined the team and course reviews have been posted in abundance. Our ethos still remains the same - to showcase the world's greatest golf courses and to share the experiences of thousands of passionate golfers who have played these wonderful golf courses.

Our aim for this newsleatter is to offer a taste of what's new, but in a BiteSize format.  We always love to hear from you, so if you have any comments, suggestions or requests then don’t hesitate to contact us.

Happy Golfing from everyone at the Top 100 Team.

European Ryder Cup Venues

Royal Lytham & St Annes

A brief look at the European Ryder Cup venues through the years

Surely nobody could argue that the change in 1979 which allowed Great Britain & Ireland to compete against the USA as Team Europe in the biennial Ryder Cup matches was anything other than a smart move - and probably the most important factor in turning the modern day version of the competition into the undeniable success that it is today.

Remember, up to that point in history, the American team had won twenty-one, drawn one and lost only three of the previous twenty-five events that had been held since 1927, when Walter Hagen and Ted Ray captained their respective professional teams in the inaugural tournament at Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts.

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A taste of golf in Norway

Midnight Sun

Our Editor visits the Land of the Midnight Sun

At Top 100 Golf Courses, we think we have Norwegian golf pretty well covered, thanks mainly to our man on the ground, Jan Nordstrom, who has been our eyes and ears in the region for some time now and who was instrumental in establishing a national Top 20 chart for the country.

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Top 100 Golf Courses of the World is 10 years old

Wentworth (West) Golf Course

Top 100 celebrates its 10th birthday.

How time flies. It seems like only yesterday when we nervously launched www.top100golfcourses.co.uk with a modest number of web pages and rather basic functionality, enabling passionate golfers like ourselves to review many of the top golf courses in Great Britain & Ireland.

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Our Editor plays all 14 Open Venues

Royal Liverpool

Jim McCann completes playing the full set of Open Championship courses.

When I played the Ailsa course at the Turnberry resort back in November 2001, I had absolutely no intention of ever visiting all fourteen of the venues that have so far hosted the Open Championship.

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Latest Course Reviews

Take the Ryder Cup Trail

Follow our Ryder Cup Trail by browsing any Ryder Cup course page on the Top 100 website and then click on the blue hyperlinks within the Ryder Cup information box to navigate to the next Ryder Cup venue. You may find a few surprising courses. Start at Worcester Country Club and finish at Gleneagles... it will be an interesting journey.