Walker Cup News
The Los Angeles Country Club To Host 2017 Walker Cup Match
Far Hills, N.J. (Sept. 11) – The Los Angeles Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site for the 46th Walker Cup Match. The dates of the Match are Sept. 9-10, 2017.
The 2017 Match will be played on the North Course, which opened in 1921 and was originally designed by W. Herbert Fowler, with George C. Thomas Jr. in charge of construction. Thomas redesigned the North Course in 1927, with William P. Bell as the builder.
“The Los Angeles Country Club is honored to have the USGA accept its invitation to host the 2017 Walker Cup Match on its historic George Thomas-designed North Course,” said Robert Cooper, club president. “The club believes that itschampionship course, enthusiastic membership support and predictably agreeable September weather will produce a memorable competition.”
The Los Angeles Country Club will be hosting its third USGA-sanctioned golf event, having served as the site of the 1930 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the 1954 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The only previous Walker Cup Match in the state of California was in 1981 at Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach.
First contested in 1922, the Walker Cup Match is a biennial team competition between 10 amateur players representing the USA and 10 amateur players representing Great Britain and Ireland. The Walker Cup Match is played over two days and consists of 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate shot) matches. The 42nd Walker Cup match takes place Sept. 12-13 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
The 43rd Walker Cup Match will be played at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland, Sept. 10-11, 2011, and the 44th Match will be played at National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y., Sept. 7-8, 2013. The site of the 2015 Match has not been announced.
About the USGA
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the world’s golfers and golf courses.
The USGA annually conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open, 10 national amateur and two state team championships. It also helps conduct the Walker Cup Match, Curtis Cup Match and World Amateur Team Championships.
The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System®, celebrates the history of the game, and administers an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program, which has allocated more than $65 million over 13 years to successful programs that bring the game’s values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.