2016 Jacques Leglise Trophy Winners
The Continent of Europe
The Continent of Europe won the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the first time since 2012 with a 13½-11½ victory against Great Britain and Ireland at Prince’s in Kent. It is the eleventh time The Continent of Europe has won the Jacques Leglise Trophy since the fixture between the two teams was rejuvenated in 1977.
Ballybunion (Old Course)
1-2 September 2017
The Jacques Leglise Trophy match between Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe will be played at Ballybunion (Old Course) from 1-2 September 2017.
Ballybunion Golf Club was founded in 1893. It is considered one of the finest links courses in the world and after being remodelled by five-time Champion Golfer of the Year Tom Watson in 1995, it hosted The Irish Open in 2000 and the Arnold Palmer Cup in 2004.
It will host the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the first time in its history in 2017.
During his second term, US President Bill Clinton played the course in September 1998. A statue of him with a golf club in the town of Ballybunion commemorates the visit.
Ballybunion Golf Club
Tel: +353 (0) 68 27146
The Jacques Leglise Trophy is an annual international match played between two selected teams of nine amateur boy golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe.
The Jacques Leglise Trophy Match is played annually between boys representing Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe.
The match was inaugurated in 1958 as a boys international match but suspended in 1966. It was rejuvenated in 1977 when the late Jean-Louis Dupont of Golf de Chantilly donated a trophy in memory of Jacques Leglise, a past French champion and captain who had served as President of the French Golf Federation and of the European Golf Association.
Initially played as a one-day match, it became a two-day match in 1996. GB&I dominated the early encounters losing only three times before 1995. The strength of European golf has improved dramatically and since then the Continent of Europe has won seven matches including the 2012 match at Portmarnock.
The GB&I team is selected by The R&A and the Continent of Europe side by the European Golf Association.