Dun Laoghaire Golf Club has been selected to host the 2016 Curtis Cup Match between Great Britain & Ireland (“GB&I”) and the United States of America (“USA”). Following a rigorous review of possible venues, the Ladies’ Golf Union (“the LGU”) selected Dun Laoghaire to host this prestigious international event.
The Curtis Cup is the best known team trophy for lady amateur golfers and is organised by the LGU when it is played in GB&I. The first Curtis Cup Match was played in 1932 at the Wentworth Club in England, and was won by the American team. The match was last held in Ireland in 1996, when it was played on the Killeen Course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. The GB & I team won on that occasion.
This year’s match concluded today (Sunday) at The Nairn Golf Club in Scotland, and attracted a large and noisy crowd of home and international spectators. Dun Laoghaire’s selection for the 2016 match was announced during the closing ceremony. “We are delighted that the next home Curtis Cup match will be held in Ireland in 2016,” commented Shona Malcolm, CEO of the LGU. “Dun Laoghaire Golf Club submitted a very compelling bid for hosting the 2016 match. The quality of the course and top class facilities at Dun Laoghaire, coupled with the commitment and enthusiasm of the club’s team, convinced us that we were selecting a great venue.”
A number of the best courses in GB&I were considered as part of a competitive bidding process. In being selected, Dun Laoghaire joins an esteemed list of previous host venues which include Royal County Down, The Old Course, St. Andrews, Royal St. George’s, Muirfield, and Royal Liverpool.
Turfgrass Consultancy are Agronomists to Dun Laoghaire Golf Club where we assist in matters of course preparation, presentation and playability. “Our extensive knowledge of the women’s game through our association with The 2007 & 2011 Solheim Cup, will help facilitate the preparation and execution of The 2016 Curtis Cup at Dun Laoghaire” commented Julian Mooney, Director of Agronomy, Turfgrass Consultancy.
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