R.T.V. International Trophy

The R.T.V. International Trophy was a professional golf tournament. In its first year, 1967, there was a professional team tournament between the four home nations at Edmondstown Golf Course, County Dublin.[1][2] The next year the event became an individual tournament played at Cork Golf Club, Little Island, Cork, Ireland. The individual event was held twice, in 1968 and 1969. The tournaments were sponsored by R.T.V. Rentals.

R.T.V. International Trophy
Tournament information
LocationIreland
Established1967
Course(s)Edmondstown Golf Course
Cork Golf Club
Month playedAugust
Final year1969
Final champion
Peter Butler
R.T.V. International Trophy is located in Ireland
Edmondstown Golf Course
Edmondstown Golf Course
Locations

Team event (1967)Edit

The tournament was played on 25, 26 and 27 August with each team playing the other three. There were teams of 6 with 3 foursomes matches in the morning and 6 singles in the afternoon. All matches were over 18 holes.[3][1][2] The total prize money was £3,480.[4]

The teams were:

Brian Barnes played for England, although he later represented Scotland in team events.

The event was the second attempt to run a regular professional home nations tournament, but like the first attempt, the Llandudno International Golf Trophy in 1938, it was only run once. The winning captain in 1938, Percy Alliss, was the father of the winning captain in 1967, Peter Alliss. A similar format was used for the 1971 Double Diamond International.[citation needed]

MatchesEdit

Friday 25 August

Team Score Team Score Halved
  Ireland 5   Scotland 2 2
  England 4   Wales 3 2

Saturday 26 August

Team Score Team Score Halved
  England 7   Scotland 1 1
  Ireland 5   Wales 4 0

Sunday 27 August

Team Score Team Score Halved
  Scotland 5   Wales 3 1
  England 5   Ireland 3 1

Final tableEdit

Team Matches Individual games
Won Lost Won Lost Halved
  England 3 0 16 7 4
  Ireland 2 1 13 11 3
  Scotland 1 2 8 15 4
  Wales 0 3 10 14 3

Winners (1968 and 1969)Edit

Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (£)
Ref
1968 Tommy Horton   England Cork Golf Club 271 3 strokes   Peter Townsend 1,000 [5]
1969 Peter Butler   England Cork Golf Club 273 3 strokes   Bernard Hunt
  Cobie Legrange
1,000 [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Scots beaten by Irish at Edmondstown". The Glasgow Herald. 26 August 1967. p. 4.
  2. ^ a b "England's clean sweep in R.T.V. Internationals". The Glasgow Herald. 28 August 1967. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Alliss captains England". The Times. 22 August 1967. p. 11.
  4. ^ "Ireland's fine win". The Times. 26 August 1967. p. 13.
  5. ^ "Golf -- Horton carries off Cork prize". The Times. 26 August 1968. p. 10.
  6. ^ "Irish Golf -- Butler wins by threes strokes". The Times. 11 August 1969. p. 11.