About the Guardians of the Cup

We are a group of incurable golf fans dedicated to securing Ryder Cup victory for Team Europe via the power of song. Our inability to sing is no obstacle to our ambition!

We formed at Nottingham University, inspired by the heroics of Sam Torrance’s Belfry winning team of 2002, and now live and golf across the UK from Edinburgh to Brighton.

If you are a similarly afflicted golf addict we would love to hear from you – please say hello, send us a song or tell us about your plans for Whistling Straits. Look forward to seeing you there to sing Team Europe to victory!

2018 GOTC Songs

Tyrell HattonThe Sun Has Got Its Hat On
Team Europe’s got its Hatt-on,
Hip hip hip hooray,
Team Europe’s got its Hatt-on
And he’s coming out to play!
Jon RahmDa Do Ron Ron (The Crystals)
Do you have big muscles and a lovely smile?
You do Rahm Rahm Rahm, you do Rahm Rahm,
Do you come from Spain and hit the ball a mile?
You do Rahm Rahm Rahm, you do Rahm Rahm,

Yeah, the boy can play,
Yeah, he’ll win today,
Do we think that he will beat the U-S-A?
We do Rahm, Rahm, Rahm, we do Rahm Rahm!
Francesco MolinariO Sole Mio
Just one Francesco
Give him to me
Delicious golfer
From Italy!

And now
He’s on the tee,
The Open Champion,
Of Car-nous-tie!
Tommy FleetwoodYellow Submarine
In the town where he was born,
Next to Birkdale beside the sea,
There he grew his lovely hair,
And fell in love with, a girl called Clare…

Tommy Fleetwood, he is a golf machine,
He is a golf machine, he is a golf machine.
Tommy Fleetwood, he is a golf machine,
He is a golf machine, his hair is just a dream.
Rory McIlroyGlory Glory Hallelujah & Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
Glory Glory Hallelujah
Mine eyes have seen the Rory,
And he’s come to take Paris,
He is trampling down the fairways,
That his drives will never miss,
We step closer victory with every shot he hits,
Eur-ope goes marching on!

Rory Rory Hallelujah, Rory Rory Hallelujah,
Rory Rory Hallelujah, Eur-ope goes marching on!

Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
Look for the, Rory McIlroy,
The simply awesome McIlroy,
Forget about your worries and your strife,
I mean his, golf abilities,
The swing that’s pure simplicity,
Will bring our Ryder Victory to life!
Alex NorenPretty Woman
Pretty Woman
Alex Noren, walking down the tee,
Alex Noren, a Swede I’d like to meet,
Alex Noren…
He looks happy… as can be,
Because he’s won here al-ready!
O-o-oh Alex Noren.

Wake Up
Wake up it’s a beautiful Noren,
Sun tan and bright blue eyes,
Wake up he’s so beau-ti-ful,
And he’s here for the very first ti-me...
Thorbjorn OlesenMy Old Man
Our great Dane,
He played one,
He played Thorbjorn Olesen,
With a nick nack Paddywhack,
Always in the zone,
Thorbjorn’s bringing this point home.
Justin RoseGold
Justin Rose, ROSE!
Always believe in your sw-ing,
Who’s number one? It is him!
He’s indestruct-ible,
Always believe i-in…

Justin Rose, ROSE!
All of your putts will go i-in,
Who won the the gold? It was him!
He’s undefeat-able,
Always believe i-in
Justin Rose, ROSE!
Sergio GarciaD-I-S-C-O & That’s Amore
S-E-R-GI-O !

That’s Amore
When he tees it up high it will rip through the sky, that’s Garcia
In his jacket of green he’s the best that I’ve seen, that’s Garcia
When he pulls out his flop, he’ll give Ricky the chop that’s Garcia
When he sinks his last putt he will kick Bubba’s butt that’s Garcia
Ian PoulterOne and Only & Postman Pat
One and Only
Ian’s the one and only
Nobody I’d rather see
Ian he loves this trophy,
You won’t take that away from him.

Postman Pat
Postman Poults, Postman Poults,
Postman Poults doesn’t have any faults.
Early in the morning,
He just starts performing,
Smashing drives and sinking all his putts.
Everybody knows, he’s our key man,
All the fans will smile as he waves to greet them,
Tho-mas, you can always be sure,
There’ll be putt … drop,
More points on the board…
Henrik StensonThank You For The Music (Abba) & Chanson d’Amour
Thank You For The Music (Abba)
So we sing…
Thank you Henrik Stenson,
The golf you're playing,
You’ll win the Cup,
That's what we're saying,
You can hit your driver,
Your irons 9 down to 3,
So perfectly,
That you will win this match easily!
So we sing thank you Henrik Stenson,
Now win the Cup for me…

Chanson d’Amour
Stenson d’amour (ra da-da da-da)
Je t’adore,
Each time you swing (ra da-da da-da)
Stenson, Stenson d’amour
Paul CaseyBack for Good
Back for Good
Wherever he’s played
Wherever he’s been
It doesn’t matter,
We just want him back for good
Casey’s back, Casey’s back, Casey’s back for go-od.

Wherever he’s gone,
We'll sing him a song,
And revere him,
Now we've got him back for good,
Casey’s back, Casey’s back, yeah we’ve got him back for good!
Team EuropeOlé Olé & Ice Ice Baby
Olé Olé
Allez, allez allez allez!
Europa, Europa,
Allez, allez allez allez!
Europe on va gagnez!

Ice Ice Baby
Stop, collaborate and listen,
Bjorn’s back with 12 Europeans.
Danish, with the killer psyche,
Picking off the Yanks, ever so politely,
Will he ever stop, Yo, I don’t know,
When he wins the Cup, he’ll glow
He’s the ice man with the right combinations,
Winning back the Cup for the European nations,
Ice Ice Thomas
Bon bon bon bon, b-b-b-bon bon
Ice Ice Thomas
Bon bon bon bon, b-b-b-bon bon
Thomas BjornMarseilleise (Dubuisson part)
Thomas, allez allez!
More points s’il vous plait!
Salut, santé (raise your glass)
Let’s beat the U-S-A!
We follow Thomas Bjorn
The new Napoleon!
Thomas, allez allez!
Ode to Golf National"Oh What A Night" - The Four Seasons
Oh, what a week,
Late September down in S-Q-Y,
Golf National is looking so pretty,
So excited, what a week!

Oh what a week,
Ryder party in the heart of France,

Time for European song and dance,So excited, what a week...

Oh I.....

Got a funny feeling that Eur-ope, will wi-n,

Yes I...

Can't wait to see a home side victory, VICTORY!

Oh what a week!
Hypnotizing, mesmerising me,
Golf National, just how we dreamed she'd be,

Saint Quentin Yvelines, what a week!

2016 Songs

Captain DazzlerRobin Hood (Piers Plowman)
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, Captain of our team,
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, teaching us to dream,
He’s won six times before, soon he’ll win one mooooooooooore!
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke.

Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke with his big cigar,
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke always under par,
He’s won six times before, soon he’ll win one mooooooooooore!
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke.
Rory McIlroyQue Sera (Doris Day)
When I was young and couldn't play golf,
I asked my father, what should I be?
Should I play football, or just be a bum,
Here's what he said to me:
Take my driver son,
And go become number one,
You'll bring home the Cup my boy,
'Cos you are a Mc-Ilroy!

Ta-ke, m-y, dr-i-ver, son…
And go become number one,
You'll bring home the Cup my boy,
'Cos you are a Mc-Ilroy!
Danny WillettWant Me Baby (Human League)
You were shooting 69 when you were 5 years old,
That much is true.
But now you’re Masters Champion and top ten in the world,
And a new Dad too!
[Skip to chorus]

It might be your first time,
There’s no doubt in our mind,
That you will win the Ryder Cup for Europe Europe,

Danny Willett Baby!
Danny Willett O-o-oh
Danny, Willett Baby,
Danny, we love you!
Henrik StensonThank You For the Music (ABBA)
So we sing,
Thank you Henrik Stenson,
The golf you're playing,
You won The Jug, that's what we're saying.

You can hit your driver,
Your irons, 9 down to 3, so perfectly, that you will win this match, easily

So we sing
Thank you Henrik Stenson,
Now win the Cup for me...
Chris WoodIf You Go Down To The Woods Today (Eric Sykes)
If you are playing Chris Wood today, you're in for a big surprise,
If you are playing Chris Wood today, you'll be looking up to the skies...
For he ate spinach when he was small,
And now he’s nearly seven foot tall,
Chris Wood's the man to bring home a point for Europe.
Sergio GarciaThat’s Amore (Dean Martin)
When he tees it up high, it will rip through the sky, that's Garcia,
When he shoots for the green, he's the best that I've seen, that's Garcia,
When he pulls out his flop, he’ll give Ricky the chop, that's Garcia,
Wh-en he sinks his last putt, he will kick Bubba’s butt that's Garcia!
Rafa Cabrera-BelloLet it go (Frozen)
He comes from Spain, he’s so sexy,
He’s the golfer we all just want to be,
His touch, his feel, who is this pro..?
Well now they know...

He’s Bello, he’s Bello
Can’t hold him back any more,
He’s Bello, he’s Bello,
Turn away and smash a draw.

He don’t care, who stands in his way,
Let the home crowd roar,
The Yanks never bothered him anyway...
Justin RoseGold (Spandau Ballet)
He won gold, GOLD!
He went to Rio to wi-n,
Zika is no match for him, he’s indestruct-ible,
Always believe i-in,

Justin Rose, ROSE!

Always believe in your swi-ing,
You've got the power to win, you're undefeat-able,
Always believe i-in,
Justin Rose, ROSE!
Andy SullivanFreed from Desire (Gala)
Our Andy he likes birdies, He’s just so hard to beat,
Our Andy he likes birdies, He’s just so hard to beat,

He wants more and more,
He won’t accept a draw,
Beat Davis Love,
Is what he’s looking for…

Sullivan’s on fire,
Davis Love is terrified,
‘Cos Sullivan’s on fire, on fire,

Na, na, na, na, na, NaaaNa,
Na NaaaNa, na, na, na
Matthew FitzpatrickKiss (Prince)
You will never beat Fitz
He's just too good
He's gonna take you school 
With his 3 wood

Ain't no particular club
He's more compatible with
He just wants an extra point 
Coz he's.....Fitz
Lee WestwoodHey Jude (The Beatles)
Hey Lee,
Your short game’s good,
But your long game is even be-tter,
Remember to get the ball in the hole,
Then we can start to sing this louder, louder, louder, louder…

Lee, Lee, Lee, L-L-L-Lee
L-L-L-Lee, Westwood
All together now…..
Martin KaymerKarma Chameleon (Culture Club)
Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Chameleon,
He won the Cup,
He filled it u-u-u-up,
Playing golf is easy when you've got the perfect swing,
And putt like a king,
Putt like a ki-i-i-ng.
To Phil and Jordan, he's an idol,
But he's not their lover, he's their ri-val!
Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Chameleon….
Thomas PietersNelly the Elephant (Ralph Butler & Peter Hart)
Tommy Pieters answered his phone
And said hello to the Captain
Darren said you're on the team
Well done son

Tommy Pieters packed his sticks
And said goodbye to the waffles
Here he his with his Driver in hand
Thump, thump, THUMP.....
Thomas BjornBorn in the USA (Bruce Springsteen)
A great Dane in a U.S. town,
Here to lead our men, keep their feet on the ground,
He’ll show us how to win and he’ll do it in style,
Then on Sunday we will all see his beautiful smi-le…

Bjorn beats the USA! Ye-ah,
Bjorn beats the US-A!
Bjorn beats the USA! That's right,
Bjorn beats the U-S-A..!
Paul LawrieTake A Chance On Me (ABBA)
If you change your mind,
Down at Hazeltine,
Darren I'm still free,
‘Cos I'm Paul Lawrie,
If you need me, let me know
And I'll be around
‘Cos I’ve got my sticks with me
If we go 3 down…

Take a chance on me,
‘Cos I’m Paul Lawrie...
Padraig HarringtonShake pineapple shake the tree (Agadoo)
He’s our super vice-captain,
He’s a smiley Irishman,
Major champ that is true,
And a Ryder winner too,
He will get our boys fired up,
And help us retain the Cup!
Ian PoulterWe are the champions (Queen)
We have Ian Poulter, my fri-end,
And he’ll keep on fighting to the end,
We have the Poulter, he’ll never falter,
No time for losing, cos’ we have The Poulter,
To the end!
Sam TorranceFlower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
Oh Samuel Torrance,
When will we see, you swing again,
Your Ryder Cup glories
Are beyond mere mortal men.
You lead your colleagues.. (Lead who?),
The mighty Euros,
To golfing victory,
At Hazeltine.


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