Wednesday, June 06, 2018

GB AND I start defence of Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge GC, New York State

GB and I scored a magnificent victory over the United States in the 39th Curtis Cup match at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in June 2016.

It's 20 years since GB and I won two Curtis Cup matches in a row - 1986 at Prairie Dunes (GB ad I 13, USA 5) and 1988 at Royal St George's, Kent (GB and I 11, USA 7).

GB and I's last Curtis Cup victory on American turf was in 2002 at Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh where the scoreline read: USA 7, GB and I 11.

        The American sisters who started the Curtis Cup matches in 1932 figure prominently on another board at Quaker Ridge Golf Club this week. Pictures by Cal Carson Golf Agency

     Quaker Ridge Golf Club, an exclusive golf club with not a lot of members, is in tip top condition for the 40th match. Above is a view of one of the many picturesque holes.
    GB and I captain Elaine Farquharson-Black is expecting the speed of the greens to get faster and faster as the week and weekend progresses. Course designer Tillinghast was renowned for building greens with slopes on them
   Players will have to aim for certain areas of the greens to have a birdie putt possibility. Three putts will inevitably follow if their shots are on the "wrong" sides of the greens.



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