Walker Cup

The National Golf Links of America

7 & 8 September 2013

2011 Champions: Great Britain & Ireland

The 2013 Walker Cup will be played at The National Golf Links of America, where GB&I will travel to Southampton, New York to contest the 44th Match against USA's most talented amateurs.

The last time the Walker Cup was contested, at Royal Aberdeen, Scotland, in 2011, the Great Britain & Irealand defeated USA 14 to 12 - ending the American's three-year winning streak.

Walker Cup News

Walker Cup
Sunday, September 11 2011

Great Britain & Ireland win Walker Cup for first time since 2003

GB&I win the 2011 Walker Cup 14-12....Read More

Walker Cup
Sunday, September 11 2011

GB&I lead the USA by 10.5-5.5, leaving them requiring 3 points from the afternoon singles to claim the Walker Cup...

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Walker Cup
Saturday, September 10 2011

GB&I take a small but important lead into day 2 of the Walker Cup...

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Format

A total of 26 matches will be played during the two-day competition. Two different forms of match play are used in the competition; singles and foursomes (alternate shot). Four foursomes and eight singles matches are played on the first day of the competition. On the second and final day of the competition there are again four foursome matches but there are two additional single matches, so that all team members play in the final session of the competition.

Foursomes is an alternate shot format where two players, who pair up as partners, represent each team and alternately play one ball. One player from each side will play from the teeing ground of the odd number holes and his partner will play the tee shots on the even number holes. During play of the hole, the partners alternate play of their ball into the hole.

Information

The Walker Cup Match is contested by male amateur players, one team from the United States and one team from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The teams consist of not more than 10 players and a captain. The Match is conducted every two years, and is held alternately either in the US, or in Great Britain and Ireland.

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