Students set to work at Ryder Cup

Hospitality students
Hospitality students

Two Milngavie students will take their place at golf’s Ryder Cup this week, hosting guests and world-famous golfers attending a tournament launch dinner.

The Ryder Cup launch dinner on September 24 at the SECC in Glasgow will be attended by 1500 international guests, including some members of the Europe and America teams.

Former Douglas Academy pupils, Gemma Clunie (19) and David McVean (20), who are now second year hospitality management students at City of Glasgow College, are excited about playing their part in the latest world-class sporting event to be hosted in Scotland.

Gemma said: “It is great to be involved in such a big event held in Scotland, it will give me the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge, as well as meet new people.”

David is also thrilled to get the chance to rub shoulders with golfing greats, he said: “The Ryder Cup is a massive event and I love working at such big occasions.”

Students at City of Glasgow College are also set to work at the Ryder Cup this week by serving VIP guests attending the tournament at Gleneagles.

A team of aspiring hospitality professionals from City of Glasgow College will provide a food and drink service at the tented village area adjacent to the world-famous golf course on September 26-28.

City of Glasgow College students have experience of involvement in the running of another world-famous golf tournament, the British Open at Royal Liverpool in July.

Gary Maclean, lecturer in the college’s School of Food Studies ran the Links Pavilion restaurant with six of his students and they were responsible for looking after more than 1000 guests per day.