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The St Andrews Trophy

Like the Walker Cup, the St Andrews Trophy is a biennial international match which takes place in non-Walker Cup years. It is contested by most talented amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe using a format which mirrors that of its more well-known counterpart.

Match Overview

2018 St Andrews Trophy Match Holders

Continent of Europe regained the trophy

2016 St Andrews Trophy  GBI

The 2018 St Andrews Trophy match between Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe was won by the Europeans with a record score of 15½-9½ at Lina Golf in Finland.

2020 MATCH

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2020 MATCH

Format

History

Royal Porthcawl, Wales
24-26 July 2020

The St Andrews Trophy match will be played at Royal Porthcawl from 24-26 July 2020.

Royal Porthcawl has a prestigious history of staging professional and amateur championships and international matches. It hosted the Walker Cup in 1995 when Great Britain and Ireland defeated the United States 14-10 and the Curtis Cup in 1964.

The St Andrews Trophy was first presented by The R&A in 1963 and this will be the first time the historic match will take place at Royal Porthcawl.

Contact details:

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Rest Bay
Porthcawl
Mid Glamorgan
South Wales
CF36 3UW
Tel: +44 (1656) 782251

FORMAT

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2020 MATCH

Format

History

Format

The St Andrews Trophy is the biennial equivalent of the annual Jacques Leglise Trophy for men. The match comprises four morning foursomes followed by eight afternoon singles on the first day and four morning foursomes followed by nine afternoon singles on the second day.

HISTORY

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2020 MATCH

Format

History

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.

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