Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 1, 2010

Book a place at the Ryder Cup by joining your local library

Win a pair of tickets to the Ryder Cup by joining your local library – thanks to the Welsh Assembly’s latest competition. 

Golf wizard: Colin Montgomerie reads Harry Potter to his young fans at Newport Library (Photography by: Betina Skovbro)


European Ryder Cup Captain, Colin Montgomerie, is encouraging the scheme and has been snapped reading Harry Potter in a Newport library. 

The golfer is full of praise for our on par libraries, saying: “There are some wonderful libraries in Wales, it’s free to join and most of the services are free to use – it’s a great chance to get hold of loads of information on the game of golf or famous golfers in books, CDs and DVDs.” 

Anyone living, working or studying in Wales is eligible to join a library here and if you do it before the end of August, you just might bag yourself tickets to one of the country’s greatest sporting events. 

Joining is simple and you can do so by popping into your nearest in person or online

Councillor Nigel Howells, Cardiff Council Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for someone in Wales to win a terrific prize simply by joining their local library.  

“Cardiff has seen a 24 per cent increase in membership over the last year, and a quarter of the population of Cardiff are now library members,” he added.  

Of course, some of the city’s libraries have been transformed over the past few months, with the brand new Cardiff Central Library and the recently re-opened Cathays Library. 

With strategic reading and by loaning golfing manuals, autobiographies or DVDs, perhaps the lucky winner can teach the pros a thing or two.


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