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R&A Home International Matches

Following the publication of a revised schedule for amateur championships and international matches for 2021, a consolidated series of home international matches for boys and girls, women, senior men and women will take place at one venue for the first time.

Woodhall Spa will play host to the best amateur golfers that England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have to offer for the matches from 4-6 August in 2021.

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2021 R&A Home International Matches

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Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf, will stage the Girls’, Boys’, Women’s, Women’s Senior and Men’s Senior Home Internationals from 4-6 August 2021 following a revised calendar of Championships and International Matches.


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Woodhall Spa
4-6 August 2021

Woodhall Spa offers two magnificent courses – the Hotchkin and the Bracken – as leading players from different age groups look forward to the challenge in the annual Home International Matches.

The club has hosted many prestigious amateur championships, including the English Amateur and the Brabazon Trophy on several occasions.

Woodhall Spa is a former spa town and civil parish in Lincolnshire, England, on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Contact details:

Woodhall Spa
The Broadway
Woodhall Spa
LN10 6PU
Tel: +44 (0) 1526 352511


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Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales compete against each other in individual matches.

A match consists of three foursomes and six singles, each over the same 18 holes, with the foursomes being played first.

The scores are calculated by team results with each team scoring one point for a team win and half a point for a halved match.

If two or more countries score an equal number of team points and have each won the same number of individual games, the tie will be resolved by aggregating the number of holes played in the individual games won and the team with the fewest number of holes played is declared the winner.






R&A Girls Home International Match

The first R&A Girls Home International Match was played in 1935.The teams from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales compete for the Stroyan Cup. Since 2008, England have won every staging of the R&A Girls Home Internationals - other than Ireland's victory in 2016.

R&A Boys Home International Match

The R&A Boys Amateur Championship was introduced in 1921. Professionals who won the title earlier in their careers include Ronan Rafferty (1979), Jose Maria Olazabal (1983) and more recently, Sergio Garcia (1997).

R&A Women's Senior Home International Match

The R&A Women's Senior Home Internationals were first played in 2003 at Whittington Heath in England.Teams from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales competed for the Sue Johnson Trophy. Since the event was introduced, England have dominated the competition winning 10 times.

R&A Men's Senior Home International Match

The R&A Men’s Senior Home Internationals came under The R&A's administrative umbrella in 2020, having been founded in 2002.


R&A Women's Home International Match

The first R&A Home International Match was played between England and Ireland in 1895 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.The team from England featured founder and secretary of the Ladies’ Golf Union Issette Pearson. The R&A Home Internationals were played at Royal Troon in 1904, which marked Scotland’s first appearance and victory in the match. In 1907 all the countries from Great Britain were represented when Wales competed in the Home Internationals.


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