1997 REVISITED

1 Jan

The inside story behind Valderrama’s Ryder Cup bid

(Published in The Reporter 1995)

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VALDERRAMA FOUNDER Jaime Ortiz-Patiño has given a fascinating insight into some of the background to the club’s ultimately successful bid to host the 1997 Ryder Cup.

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The VALDERRAMA Story

1 Oct

European Tour grand finale prelude to Ryder Cup

(Published in The Reporter October 1994)

By ROD NEAL

IT WAS THE EVE of the inaugural Volvo Masters and Jaime Ortiz-Patiño was reflecting on the preceding three years. Early in 1985, not long after he and seven fellow golfers, all friends, had formed a Panamanian company, Valderrama Investments, to buy the former Las Aves (or “Sotogrande New”) golf course, he revealed that the club would host a major competition “with pleasure” if asked by the Spanish Golf Federation. […]

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