1936 Curtis Cup

The 3rd Curtis Cup Match was played on 6 May 1936 on the King's Course at Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland. The match ended in a tie at 412 each and the United States, as the holders, retained the trophy.[1][2]

3rd Curtis Cup Match
Dates6 May 1936
VenueGleneagles Hotel
(King's Course)
LocationAuchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland
United Kingdom 412 412 United States
United States retains the Curtis Cup
← 1934
1938 →

The final match to finish was between Jessie Anderson and Leona Cheney. America led 412–312 and had already retained the Cup but Britain could still tie the contest. Anderson and Cheney were all square after 17 holes. Cheney took 5 at the last but Anderson holed a putt of 7 or 8 yards for a 4, to win her match and tie the contest.[1][2]


The contest was played in a single day, with three foursomes in the morning and six singles matches in the afternoon, a total of 9 points.

Each of the 9 matches was worth one point in the larger team competition. If a match was all square after the 18th hole extra holes were not played. Rather, each side earned 12 a point toward their team total. The team that accumulated at least 5 points won the competition.


Eight players for Great Britain & Ireland and USA participated in the event.

    Great Britain
Name Notes
  Doris Chambers non-playing captain
  Jessie Anderson
  Pam Barton played in 1934
  Marjorie Ross Garon
  Helen Holm
  Wanda Morgan played in 1932 and 1934
  Bridget Newell
  Phyllis Wade
  Pat Walker played in 1934

Bridget Newell and Phyllis Wade did not play in any matches.

    Team USA
Name Notes
Glenna Collett Vare playing captain, played in 1932
Patty Berg
Leona Cheney played in 1932 and 1934
Maureen Crews played in 1932 and 1934
Charlotte Glutting played in 1934
Aniela Goldthwaite played in 1934
Opal Hill played in 1932 and 1934
Marion Miley played in 1934

Aniela Goldthwaite and Marion Miley did not play in any matches.

Morning foursomesEdit

Morgan/Garon halved Vare/Berg
Walker/Burton   2 & 1 Crews/Cheney
Holm/Anderson   3 & 2 Hill/Glutting
112 Session 112
112 Overall 112

Afternoon singlesEdit

Wanda Morgan   3 & 2 Glenna Collett Vare
Helen Holm   4 & 3 Patty Berg
Pam Barton   1 up Charlotte Glutting
Pat Walker   1 up Maureen Crews
Jessie Anderson   1 up Leona Cheney
Marjorie Ross Garon   7 & 5 Opal Hill
3 Session 3
412 Overall 412


  1. ^ a b "The Curtis Cup – A halved match". The Times. 7 May 1936. p. 5.
  2. ^ a b "Women's international match – Britain and America draw in thrilling finish". The Glasgow Herald. 7 May 1936. p. 3.

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