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The Boys Home Internationals

The Boys Home Internationals began life in 1923 as a match between the boys teams of England and Scotland, played on the day before the Boys Amateur Championship. In 1972, a match between Ireland and Wales was added. And since 1996, the internationals have been played as a round robin event between the four countries over three days.

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2016 Boys Home International Champions

England

2016 Boys Home Internationals  England

England were crowned the 2016 Boys Home International champions after a strong final day performance to defeat the holders Scotland 9-6 in the deciding match at Ballyliffin Golf Club in Donegal.

2017 MATCH

2017 Home Internationals Venue St Annes Old Links

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Format

History

St Annes Old Links
8-10 August 2017

The Boys Home Internationals will be played at St Annes Old Links from 8-10 August 2017.

Founded in 1901, St Annes Old Links is one of the finest championship links of England’s North West coast and hosted Final Qualifying for The Open in 2012, which was held at nearby Royal Lytham & St Annes. It will also host Final Qualifying for The Open again from 2018-2021.

It also staged the 2013 Girls’ Home International Matches and the English Women's Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship in 2015.

The signature 9th hole was lauded by the great Bobby Jones when he said "it's difficult to see how you could improve on this”.

Contact details:

St Annes Old Links
Highbury Road East
Lytham St Annes
Lancashire
FY8 2LD
Tel: 01253 723597

FORMAT

BoysHomeInternationals

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Format

History

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This is a round robin international series at Boys level with each of the four home countries playing against one another. The matches comprise five morning foursomes followed by ten afternoon singles.

HISTORY

BoysHomeInternationalsHistory

2017 MATCH

Format

History

The Boys Home Internationals began 1923 as a match between the boys teams of England and Scotland. In 1972, a match between Ireland and Wales was added.

Since 1996, the internationals have reverted to four home countries competing against one another over three consecutive days in a round robin series on golf courses throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

Each fixture comprises five morning foursomes, followed by ten afternoon singles.

England hold the record for the highest number of wins since the new format was introduced (15). Ireland have won it four times and Scotland twice.

The R&A Trophy is awarded to the winning team.

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