How the home of the Ryder Cup has become one of the UK’s most forward-thinking clubs

A progressive board has helped re-establish Verulam at the heart of the club’s local community, reveals general manager Paul Keen

Verulam is known as the home of the Ryder Cup – but it’s a claim to fame the club might once have kept a bit more secret. Samuel Ryder formulated his idea of a biennial bash between nations while a member at the St Albans venue. And yet, a course that lies in the heart of this cathedral city hasn’t always been the best at getting itself noticed. “A lot of people in St Albans tell me the club was almost hidden away, and that’s such a prevalent statement in the golf industry,” said Verulam general manager Paul Keen. “What are the adverts you used to see about golf clubs? A hidden gem....
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