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The Womens Home Internationals

The Womens Home Internationals was first played in 1902.

The championship is an annual event played over three days featuring teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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2018 Womens Home International Champions

Scotland

2017 Ladies Home International Matches Winner Ireland

Scotland were crowned champions at the Womens Home Internationals after defeating Ireland on home turf in the deciding match at Ballybunion.

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Downfield Golf Club
7-9 August 2019

The Womens Home Internationals will be played at Downfield from 7-9 August 2019. Having hosted the event in 2000, the beautiful parkland venue in the city of Dundee will again welcome leading women amateurs from across GB&I. In 2016, Downfield was also chosen as a qualifying course for the Senior Open which was played at Carnoustie. 

In 2016, Downfield was also chosen as a qualifying course for the Senior Open which was played at Carnoustie. In the past, it has also played host to other prestigious events such as the Scottish PGA Open, the SPGA Masters and the Scottish Amateur Championship. It was also the venue for the 1999 and 2007 Open Qualifying stage.

Contact details:

Downfield Golf Club
Turnberry Avenue
Dundee
Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1382 825 595

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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.

The Home Internationals Trophy was presented to the Ladies’ Golf Union by Mr T.H. Miller and is awarded to the winning team. The Hugh C. Kelly Cup is awarded to the captain of the winning team.

HISTORY

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The first 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 Home Internationals were played at Royal Troon in 1904, which marked Scotland’s first appearance and victory in the match.

The following year saw the introduction of the coveted International Shield presented to the winning team.

In 1907 all the countries from Great Britain were represented when Wales competed in the Home Internationals.

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