2016 Curtis Cup Winners
Great Britain and Ireland
Great Britain and Ireland regained the Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club after a 11½-8½ victory over the United States. The win was GB&I's second win in four years following their win at Nairn in 2012.
Quaker Ridge, USA
8-10 June 2018
The Curtis Cup will be played at Quaker Ridge, USA from 8-10 June 2018.
The club was formed in 1916 by a group of businessmen who had acquired the land a year and the course was developed by golf course designer AW Tillinghast, opening in 1918. It staged the Walker Cup match between Great Britain and Ireland and the United States in 1997.
The Great Britain and Ireland team was captained by Clive Brown and featured Justin Rose, who was the youngest player to play in the Walker Cup.
Quaker Ridge has also hosted a number of tournaments including the Metropolitan Amateur, one of the United States’ older amateur golf championships, the Metropolitan Open, which was on the PGA Tour from 1916-1940, and the Metropolitan PGA Championship, which was won twice by Gene Sarazen, the 1932 Champion Golfer of the Year.
The Curtis Cup in played over three days of competition, with three foursomes and three fourball matches on each of the first two days, and eight singles matches on the final day, a total of 20 points.
The first Curtis Cup Match was played in 1932 at the Wentworth Club in England and won by the American team.
A silver bowl of Paul Revere design, was donated by Harriot and Margaret Curtis and is presented to the winning team.
The golfing sisters, who were both US Women’s Amateur Champions, wanted to promote international friendships in women’s golf after competing in an informal match between Great Britain and America in 1905.
The Curtis sisters donated the trophy in 1927 to help discussion between various golfing associations to establish the match. But it was not until 1931 that the LGU and the USGA agreed to co-sponsor the event.