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The Shire backs Bjorn to the hills

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has been named as Honorary Captain at The Shire in London in the lead up to the 2018 Ryder Cup.Ryder Cup captain receives Honorary Captaincy in build up to Paris

By ECG Newsdesk

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has been named as Honorary Captain at The Shire in London in the lead up to the 2018 Ryder Cup.

The 46-year old Dane will represent the club, near Barnet in Hertfordshire, as momentum builds towards the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris, France.

During his two year Honorary Captaincy, Bjorn each year will host a new event. First up is the Thomas Bjorn Trophy this September. Bjorn will also be able to use the practice facilities, the gym and to play the club’s spectacular Ballesteros Masters Course, the UK’s only golf course fully designed by Seve Ballesteros.

Speaking at The Shire London, Bjorn said: “I am very honoured to have been appointed Honorary Captain and to become an ambassador for The Shire London. It is the perfect golfing base for me in the UK with great practice facilities and the fantastic Ballesteros Masters course.”

He added: “It means a lot to me that my hero Seve designed the course. His legacy is everywhere in the world of golf, and with this year being the 20th anniversary of the European victory at Valderrama, which was also my rookie appearance, the timing could not be more fitting. Being based at Seve’s course will inspire me in the build-up to my own captaincy.”


The Shire London’s Tony Menai-Davis is delighted to have the Dane on board. He said: “We could not be more proud that Thomas Bjorn is joining us here at The Shire London to make it his home club. To have the European Ryder Cup captain based at The Shire London will be incredibly exciting, and like all golf fans we will be backing Thomas all the way as he builds his team in preparation for Paris in 2018.”

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