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The Americas Cup was a biennial men's team golf tournament between teams of amateurs golfers from the United States, Canada and Mexico. It was held nine times between 1952 and 1967. The United States won all the matches except in 1965 when Canada won the cup.

Americas Cup
Established1952
FormatTeam match play
Final year1967
United States

The matches followed on from an informal match that had been played in 1951 at Saucon Valley Country Club between teams from the United States and Canada. A trophy was donated by Jerome P. Bowes, Jr.[1]

The event was held in even-numbered years from 1952 to 1960 when there was no Walker Cup match. However from 1961 to 1967 it was held in odd-numbered years, to avoid clashing with the Eisenhower Trophy which started in 1958 and was held in even-numbered years. The venue cycled between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Until 1967 teams consisted of seven players, six of whom played in each session. In 1967 the teams were reduced to five with four playing in each session.

All nine events were held over two days. Matchplay threesomes were used in which each of the three played the other two simultaneously. Alternate-shot matches were played as well as single matches. In 1952 and 1954, 36-hole matches were played with extra holes played to obtain a result. There were three sets of alternate-shot matches on the first day and six sets of singles on the second day. From 1956, all matches were over 18 holes; extra holes were not played. Until 1967, there were three sets of alternate-shot matches and six sets of singles on both days. In 1967, there were only two sets of alternate-shot matches and four sets of singles each day.

Contents

ResultsEdit

Year Dates Venue Winners Points Second Points Third Points Ref
1952 Aug 14–15 Seattle Golf Club   United States 12   Canada 10   Mexico 5 [2][3]
1954 Aug 12–13 London Hunt and Golf Club   United States 14   Canada 13   Mexico 0 [4][5]
1956 Oct 27–28 Club Campestre de la Ciudad de México   United States 29½   Mexico 13   Canada 11½ [6]
1958 Sep 5–6 Olympic Country Club   United States 30   Canada 17   Mexico 7 [7][8]
1960 Aug 11–12 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club   United States 21½   Canada 20   Mexico 12½ [9]
1961 Oct 21–22 Club Campestre Monterrey   United States 29   Canada 14   Mexico 11 [10]
1963 Sep 5–6 Wakonda Club   United States 26½   Canada 19½   Mexico 8 [11][12][13]
1965 Aug 6–7 St. Charles Country Club   Canada 22   United States 19½   Mexico 12½ [14][15]
1967 Oct 7–8 Guadalahara Country Club   United States 14½   Canada 11½   Mexico 10 [16]

AppearancesEdit

The following are those who have played in at least one of the matches.

United StatesEdit

CanadaEdit

MexicoEdit

^ In the final team but did not play in any matches.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Americas Cup Matches" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 11. July 1952.
  2. ^ Dey, Jr., Joseph C. (August 1952). "A New International Team" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 11.
  3. ^ English, John P. (September 1952). "An Old Friend and Many New Ones" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 5.
  4. ^ "The Americas Cup Team" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 9. July 1954.
  5. ^ Dey, Jr., Joseph C. (September 1954). "Hands Across the Tee" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 11.
  6. ^ "Good Feelings Fill the Americas Cup" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 5. November 1956.
  7. ^ "Veterans comprise Americas Cup Team" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 5. August 1958.
  8. ^ "Honor for all in the Americas Cup" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 17. November 1958.
  9. ^ "Suspense, Fine Golf, Goodwill in Americas Cup" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 15. September 1960.
  10. ^ "Americas Cup remains in the United States" (PDF). USGA Journal and Turf Management: 13. November 1961.
  11. ^ "Americas Cup Golf Meet Opens in Des Moines" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. September 5, 1963. p. 4.
  12. ^ "U.S. Leads By 1½ Strokes In Golf Meet" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. September 6, 1963. p. 4.
  13. ^ "U.S. Wins Seventh Straight Americas Cup Golf Meet" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. September 7, 1963. p. 4.
  14. ^ "Canada Takes Slim Golf Lead". The Montreal Gazette. August 7, 1965. p. 26.
  15. ^ "Canada Beats U.S. In Americas Cup". The Montreal Gazette. August 9, 1965. p. 23.
  16. ^ "U.S. golfers win tourney". Southern Illinoisan. Associated Press. October 11, 1967. p. 14.