The 2018 St Andrews Trophy Match Holders
Continent of Europe regained the trophy
The 2018 St Andrews Trophy match was won by the Continent of Europe with a record score of 15½-9½ over Great Britain and Ireland at Lina Golf in Finland.
Royal Porthcawl, Wales
23-24 July 2020
The St Andrews Trophy match will be played at Royal Porthcawl from 23-24 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.
In 2016 the club hosted the 121st Amateur Championship and the Senior Open the year after.
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.
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Tel: +44 (1656) 782251
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.
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.