Ryder Cup Case Study

Ryder Cup


Contract Area
Security Guarding
Event Stewarding
Crowd Management
Transport and Traffic Management
VIP and Close Protection Security

Ryder Cup

SecuriGroup was chosen to be the sole security provider to the 2014 Ryder Cup. Hailed by Butch Harmon as “the best ever” tournament, SecuriGroup delivered event stewarding, traffic management, helipad security, airport-style screening protocols and VIP close protection solutions.

Ryder Cup Client Understanding

Client Understanding

The 40th 2014 Ryder Cup – and Europe’s largest single-sport event of the year – was held on the PGA Centenary Course at the Gleneagles Hotel. Being only the second Ryder Cup held in Scotland – the first of which previously played at Muirfield in 1973 – the tournament was an auspicious occasion locally and internationally.

Ryder Cup Operational Delivery

Operational Delivery

SecuriGroup erected a staff village to accommodate our staff allowing for efficient deployment on each event day. Staff were deployed at five major sites, comprising of the 850-acre grounds of Gleneagles and four ‘park & ride’ zones placed throughout the surrounding areas.

The event will be remembered as one of the largest and most prestigious in the world. SecuriGroup delivered above and beyond what we expected. The team was an asset to the Ryder Cup and as ambassadors to the 250,000 people that crossed its path from all around the world.

- Antonia Beggs, European Tour and Championship Director

Ryder Cup Mobilisation


SecuriGroup worked with all event organisers, partners and stakeholders through regular joint-agency planning meetings. Through these meetings a deployment strategy was produced, risk assessments were formulated, specialist roles were identified, all PPE was delivered, and contingency planning was implemented.

Ryder Cup Results


Two weeks prior to the event, the UK’s terrorist threat level was increased from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. In response, SecuriGroup deployed 100 more staff to solidify the safety of all involved. Furthermore, SecuriGroup Operations Director Allan Burnett QPM BSc (Hons) FSyI delivering enhanced counter-terrorism strategies whilst acting as chief liaison with police and event stakeholders.

The Figures


Acre Site


Staff Deployed


Shifts Completed


Hours Worked

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