The competitors in this year’s Ryder Cup have a little bit more to play for than usual.
We’ve decided to celebrate the tournament coming to Scotland for the first time in decades by naming an area of new woodland in nearby Glen Devon after the winning captain.
Geordie’s Wood is just a few miles away from Gleneagles where the Ryder Cup is taking place. We’ve planted over a million trees in this part of the Ochil Hills to create the Glen Devon Woodlands. Part of this area will be named after Europe’s Paul McGinley or the USA’s Tom Watson depending on who wins the competition.
The Glen Devon Woodlands are a great place to visit. A spectacular way-marked Reservoirs Trail connects the three large areas of new native forest and wildlife including black grouse are thriving thanks to a new mosaic of habitats.
Geordie’s Wood is one of fifty woods in the UK where trees can be dedicated for a special occasion.