A few years ago, I started gathering video footage and other material with the intention of producing a short film on Sam Ryder’s association with St Albans and the origins of the Ryder Cup.
Unfortunately, the day-job and life kept getting in the way.
However, on the occasion of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, I’ve finally managed to pull something together and here it is:
Part of my day-job involves organising conference sessions for IBC, the leading international broadcast technology exhibition. At IBC, I have the privilege of seeing some of the best TV and video material produced worldwide. My first effort pales into insignificance by comparison but having been through the production process, my respect for the professionals has risen considerably.
Thanks to a number of individuals and organisations who have helped in producing the film, notably:
The Samuel Ryder Foundation’s fund-raising for a statue of Sam in St Peter’s Street, St Albans, is gathering pace. Check out their website and if you’ve enjoyed the drama of the latest Ryder Cup, please consider making a donation!
And for the definitive Ryder biography do get hold of a copy Samuel Ryder – The Man Behind The Ryder Cup by Peter Fry.