"It was a tremendous atmosphere. Even though it wasn't the day we wanted, what a celebration of amateur golf. I mean, to have the crowds like that, a beautiful day, guys that worked hard as kids trying to get to this point."
"Yeah, I don't fist pump very often, but there's something about this atmosphere and the crowds and all that sort of stuff that gets ahold of you and it's just such an enjoyable moment."
“This is their opportunity to perform on the biggest stage in amateur golf and have their name written alongside some of the greatest names in the history of the sport by winning the Walker Cup."
"It's amazing - I've been dreaming to make the Walker Cup since I was in like seventh grade. Especially at St Andrews it's pretty dream-like, there's really no better venue."
“Links golf courses, we all grow up playing them whereas the Americans haven’t, so we’ll definitely have that kind of home advantage – and with the crowd as well.”
“I think the course will suit us for the Walker Cup and having the local knowledge of where to be. There are definitely plenty of spots on the Old Course you don’t want to be. Having that awareness among us as players is definitely an advantage.”
The R&A’s development of a community, family-focused golf facility project at Lethamhill in Glasgow is an initial focus for fundraising. The new development, which opened in 2023, includes the creation of a nine-hole course, putting greens, short-game area, adventure golf and a floodlit driving range to allow visitors to enjoy a wide range of golf activities.