Ryder Cup Winter Friendly Series


Each month from October through to March we head to Golfnow in Rapperswil Jona to play different Ryder Cup courses on the 5 available simulators, which means we can play 5 flights of 4 in parallel while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere at Golfnow, complete with comfy sofas.

These events give members the chance to keep their golf swing in top shape over the winter months. And to make it just a little more fun, we play stableford and award some prizes at the end of each round.


Why not join us on our next outing? Or read about some of the great courses we've played at since our group started out in 2011!

  • Ryder Cup Round 3 – Pinehurst #2
    Ryder Cup Round 3 – Pinehurst #2

    Date: Saturday 25th February 2017 from 1pm Player Ability: PR and better Round 3 of the winter Indoor “Ryder Cup” season at Golfnow, Rapperswil Jona and we will pay Pinehurst #2. “Pinehurst No.2 opened for play in 1907 and its green sites are the ultimate test, legendary and quite unique. Read more →

  • Indoor Ryder Cup Round 2 – Gleneagles
    Indoor Ryder Cup Round 2 – Gleneagles

    Date: Saturday 21st January 2017 from 1pm Player Ability: Swiss PR and better Round 2 of the winter Indoor “Ryder Cup” season at Golfnow, Rapperswil Jona and we will pay Gleneagles (Scotland) which hosted the Ryder Cup in 2014. “Jack Nicklaus described it as “The finest parcel of land in the world Read more →

  • Indoor Ryder Cup Round 1 – The Belfry
    Indoor Ryder Cup Round 1 – The Belfry

    Date: Saturday 10th December 2016 from 1pm Player Ability: PR and better Round 1 of the winter Indoor “Ryder Cup” season at Golfnow, Rapperswil Jona and we will play The Belfry (UK) which hosted the Ryder Cup in 1985, 1989, 1993 and 2002. “The Belfry needs little introduction: after all, the Brabazon course Read more →

  • Ryder Cup Round 4 – Valderrama
    Ryder Cup Round 4 – Valderrama

    Date: Saturday 19th March 2016 from 1pm Player Ability: German PR and better Round 4 of the winter Indoor “Ryder Cup” season at Golfnow, Rapperswil Jona and we will pay Valderrama (Spain) which hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997. The Valderrama Golf Club (Spanish: Club de Golf Valderrama) is one Read more →

  • Round 4 – Valderrama a.k.a. the Teddy Bears Picnic
    Round 4 – Valderrama a.k.a. the Teddy Bears Picnic

    After enjoying the recent spell of unseasonably good weather it seemed appropriate that winter should return for the season’s finale of Indoor Golf, and so we moved inside to play 18 holes at sunny Valderrama. It would turn out to be a day tinged with a little sadness and on a personal Read more →

  • Ryder Cup Round 4 – and the leaderboard winner is…
    Ryder Cup Round 4 – and the leaderboard winner is…

    All good and fun things must come to and end and so it is with our Indoor Ryder Cup for this year also. 8 joined for the challenge of Valderrama and whether it was fighting with the many tree lined tight fairways or dodging the water, we survived! And our Read more →

  • Ryder Cup Round 3 scores are in – but who’s top of that leaderboard?
    Ryder Cup Round 3 scores are in – but who’s top of that leaderboard?

    15 of us battled with Pinehurst #2 and boy it was a battle – tight fairways, long par 3’s and greens which switch from fast to slow with no warning. Birthday boy Colt came home with 39 points, while Rainer came in 2nd with a respectable 36 and Paul held Read more →

  • Round 2 Indoor Ryder Cup 2014 Crowned
    Round 2 Indoor Ryder Cup 2014 Crowned

    Gleneages proved less of a challenge than most of us were expecting – at least based on the stableford points on the day. Rainer raced home in 1st place with 53 points, Nora bagged 2nd place with 48 and Paul finished 3rd with 47. In fact, 9 of the 15 Read more →

  • Golf4Fun Ryder Cup Round 1 – My first experience in a golf simulator
    Golf4Fun Ryder Cup Round 1 – My first experience in a golf simulator

    Seba lining up for his shot Thermometer levels currently show just a few degrees above “0” and you might think that these are not necessarily the best conditions for playing golf. But last weekend for an afternoon I left the cold temperatures outside and took part in the first of Read more →

  • Golf4Fun moves indoors – a players viewpoint
    Golf4Fun moves indoors – a players viewpoint

    Winter is rolling in and so Golf4Fun moves indoors for those who want to keep the cobwebs off their game over the winter months. 14 hardy souls turned up to GolfNow for the first indoor round of the season and after a quick warm-up it was down to business as Read more →

  • Indoor Ryder Cup Round 1 and Paul wins the day
    Indoor Ryder Cup Round 1 and Paul wins the day

      It might have been cold outside, but all 14 of us were nice and toasty at the Golfnow facilities down at Jona Rapperswil. And Danny certainly kept us entertained with his “reboot” action on simulator 2! Congrats to everyone taking part and especially to Paul who yet again this Read more →

  • Ryder Cup Round 4 – Pinehurst #2
    Ryder Cup Round 4 – Pinehurst #2

    Sadly we’ve come to the final round of our Indoor Ryder Cup series this year. 8 of us battled it out among the pines of Pinehurst #2 and some of us had some spectacular rebounds from trees along the way! Many thanks to SWISS Golf Traveller who sponsored the prizes Read more →

  • Ryder Cup Round 3 – The Belfry
    Ryder Cup Round 3 – The Belfry

    For Round 3 we took on The Belfry and yet again Rainer once more put the rest of us to shame with a convincing 42 point victory! Do we see the signs of a possible candidate for our 2013 King Rabbit emerging I wonder. 2nd place honours go to Paul Read more →

  • Ryder Cup Round 2 – Valderrame
    Ryder Cup Round 2 – Valderrame

    For Round 2 we took on Valderrama or maybe I should say Valderrama took us on. A fantastic but challenging course, tight fairways and trees, everywhere trees! Every so often we have a PR join us who blows us out of the water and today Rainer was it – 45 Read more →

  • Ryder Cup Round 1 – Glenneagles
    Ryder Cup Round 1 – Glenneagles

    Tight fairways, beautiful landscapes…what more can I say! Many thanks to GolfNow for having us yesterday, a great venue and really nice Apero! Congratulations to our two winners – Paul and Nora. Round 2 will be at another Ryder Cup venue on Dec 16th. Here’s a teaser from the day Read more →

  • St Andrews anyone?
    St Andrews anyone?

    Too early for golf but eager to get back into the swing, we headed to the great indoor golf facilities at Rapperswil-Jona GolfNow Read more →