A CLYDEBANK lecturer recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when he was invited to be a part of the winning European Ryder Cup team.

Kenny MacKenzie, who is a sport and fitness lecturer at West College Scotland’s Clydebank campus, played an integral role in providing sport science support to Scottish professional golfer Robert Macintyre on his Ryder Cup debut.

The unique golfing event takes place every two years and sees the top 12 players in Europe come together to compete against the top 12 players from America in a bid to win the coveted title.

Clydebank Post: Over 250,000 people gathered for the historic sporting eventOver 250,000 people gathered for the historic sporting event (Image: West College Scotland)More than 250,000 people gathered for the 44th Ryder Cup which was held at Marco Simone Golf & Country in Guidonia Montecelio just north east of Rome.

Kenny explained that taking part in the historic event was a “career highlight".

He added: “The week was busy with lots of demands on the players therefore keeping them in top physical condition was essential.

“To play some small role in helping the European Team win the Ryder Cup was a career highlight for myself and something I will never forget.”

Kenny has spent the last six years working with Robert and fulfilled an essential position in the team preparing players for play by using appropriate warmup and post-round recovery strategies.