2016 St Andrews Trophy Match Holders
GB&I retained the trophy
The 2016 St Andrews match between Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe was tied at 12½-12 ½ at Prince’s Kent. GB&I retained the trophy as holders following their win at Barsebäck, Sweden in 2014.
Linna Golf, Finland
26-27 July 2018
In 1955 The R&A suggested to the European Golf Association that there should be an international match between Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe.
The first match was played at Wentworth and the series has continued on a biennial basis in non- Walker Cup years.
The first encounter was a resounding success for the home team, but in recent years, playing alternately home and away the Continental teams have recorded victories. The St Andrews Trophy was presented by The R&A in 1963.
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The St Andrews Trophy is the biennial equivalent of the annual Jacques Leglise Trophy for men. Both matches comprise four morning foursomes followed by eight afternoon singles on two consecutive days.
The St Andrews Trophy is played biennially between Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe.
It was first played in 1956 over the West Course at Wentworth when the European Golf Association accepted an invitation from The R&A to put forward a team.
The GB&I team won the inaugural match and it was not until 1974 that the Continent of Europe won for the first time.
The matches have been closely contested in recent years and the Continent of Europe won the matches at Castelconturbia in Italy in 2010 and Portmarnock in 2012 with GB&I securing victory at Barsebäck in 2014.
The GB&I team is selected by The R&A and the Continent of Europe side by the European Golf Association.