Vagliano Trophy 1931, French team

The Vagliano Trophy is a biennial women's amateur golf tournament. It is co-organised by the R&A and the European Golf Association and is contested by teams representing "Great Britain and Ireland" and the "Continent of Europe". It is played in odd-numbered years; the Curtis Cup being played in even-numbered years.

The event started in 1931 as a match between Great Britain and France. It was played annually from 1931 to 1939 and from 1947 to 1949, before becoming a biennial event from 1949 to 1957. Britain won 15 of the 16 matches with the 1934 match being tied. From 1949 to 1957 Great Britain had also played a biennial match against Belgium. In 1959 the two matches were replaced by one with Britain playing a team representing the Continent of Europe, the Vagliano Trophy being used for the new event.

The trophy was given by André Vagliano, a French golfer and official in the French Golf Federation.

FormatEdit

The competition involves various match play matches between players selected from the two teams of 8, either singles and foursomes. The winner of each match scores a point for their team, with half a point each for any match that is tied after 18 holes. If the entire match is tied, the previously winning team retains the Trophy.

A foursomes match is a competition between two teams of two golfers. The golfers on the same team take alternate shots throughout the match, with the same ball. Each hole is won by the team that completes the hole in the fewest shots. A fourball match is a competition between two teams of two golfers. All four golfers play their own ball throughout the round. Each hole is won by the team whose individual golfer had the lowest score. A singles match is a standard match play competition between two golfers.

The contest is played over two days, with four foursomes and eight singles matches on each day, a total of 24 points. Before 1975 there were five foursomes and ten singles matches each day. In 1959 and 1961 there were five 36-hole foursomes on the first day and ten 36-hole singles on the second. All matches since 1961 have been over 18 holes.

ResultsEdit

Since the Continent of Europe replaced France in 1959.[1]

Year Venue Winning team Score Losing team
2019 Royal St George's Golf Club
(Sandwich, England)
  Continent of Europe 14½   Great Britain &
  Ireland
2017 Circolo Golf Bogogno
(Bogogno, Italy)
  Continent of Europe 15 9   Great Britain &
  Ireland
2015 Malone Golf Club
(Dunmurry, Northern Ireland)
  Continent of Europe 12½ 11½   Great Britain &
  Ireland
2013 Golf de Chantilly
(Chantilly, Oise, France)
  Continent of Europe 16½   Great Britain &
  Ireland
2011 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
(Porthcawl, Wales)
  Continent of Europe 15½   Great Britain &
  Ireland
2009 Hamburger Golf Club
(Hamburg, Germany)
  Continent of Europe 13 11   Great Britain &
  Ireland
2007 Fairmont St Andrews
(St Andrews, Scotland)
  Continent of Europe 15 9   Great Britain &
  Ireland
2005 Golf de Chantilly
(Chantilly, Oise, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
13 11   Continent of Europe
2003 County Louth Golf Club
(Baltray, Ireland)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
12½ 11½   Continent of Europe
2001 Circolo Golf Venezia
(Venice Lido, Venice, Italy)
  Continent of Europe 13 11   Great Britain &
  Ireland
1999 North Berwick Golf Club
(North Berwick, Scotland)
  Continent of Europe 13 11   Great Britain &
  Ireland
1997 Halmstad GK
(Halmstad, Sweden)
  Continent of Europe 14 10   Great Britain &
  Ireland
1995 Ganton Golf Club
(Ganton, Yorkshire, England)
  Continent of Europe 14 10   Great Britain &
  Ireland
1993 Golf de Morfontaine
(Morfontaine, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
13½ 10½   Continent of Europe
1991 Nairn Golf Club
(Nairn, Scotland)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
13½ 10½   Continent of Europe
1989 Circolo Golf Venezia
(Venice Lido, Venice, Italy)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
14½   Continent of Europe
1987 Berkshire Golf Club
(Ascot, Berkshire, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
15 9   Continent of Europe
1985 Hamburger Golf Club
(Hamburg, Germany)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
14 10   Continent of Europe
1983 Woodhall Spa Golf Club
(Woodhall Spa, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
14 10   Continent of Europe
1981 Real Club de la Puerta de Hierro
(Madrid, Spain)
  Continent of Europe 14 10   Great Britain &
  Ireland
1979 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
(Porthcawl, Wales)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
12 12   Continent of Europe
1977 Ljunghusens GK
(Ljunghusen, Sweden)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
15½   Continent of Europe
1975 Muirfield
(Gullane, Scotland)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
13½ 10½   Continent of Europe
1973 Eindhovensche Golf
(Valkenswaard, Netherlands)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
20 10   Continent of Europe
1971 Worplesdon Golf Club
(Brookwood, Surrey, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
17½ 12½   Continent of Europe
1969 Golf de Chantilly
(Chantilly, Oise, France)
  Continent of Europe 16 14   Great Britain &
  Ireland
1967 Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
(Lytham St Annes, England)
  Continent of Europe 15½ 14½   Great Britain &
  Ireland
1965 GLC Köln
(Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
  Continent of Europe 17 13   Great Britain &
  Ireland
1963 Muirfield
(Gullane, Scotland)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
20 10   Continent of Europe
1961 Circolo Golf Villa D'Este
(Montorfano, Como, Italy)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
8 7   Continent of Europe
1959 Wentworth Golf Club
(Wentworth, Surrey, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
12 3   Continent of Europe

Of the 31 contests from 1959 to 2019, Great Britain and Ireland have won 15, the Continent of Europe have won 15 matches with 1 match tied (1979).

The results of matches against France between 1931 and 1957 are given below. Matches consisted of three foursomes matches and six singles matches, played on a single day.

Year Venue Winning team Score Losing team
1957 Golf de Morfontaine
(Morfontaine, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
  France
1955 Gullane Golf Club
(Gullane, Scotland)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
7 2   France
1953 Golf de Chantilly
(Chantilly, Oise, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
  France
1951 St George's Hill Golf Club
(Weybridge, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
8 1   France
1949 Golf de Morfontaine
(Morfontaine, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
½   France
1948 Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club
(Richmond, London, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
  France
1947 Golf de Saint-Cloud
(Saint-Cloud, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
  France
1939 Bramshot Golf Club
(Farnborough, Hampshire, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
  France
1938 Golf de Morfontaine
(Morfontaine, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
7 2   France
1937 West Sussex Golf Club
(Pulborough, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
  France
1936 Golf de Saint-Cloud
(Saint-Cloud, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
6 3   France
1935 Worplesdon Golf Club
(Brookwood, Surrey, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
5 4   France
1934 Golf de Chantilly
(Chantilly, Oise, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
  France
1933 St George's Hill Golf Club
(Weybridge, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
7 2   France
1932 Golf de Saint-Germain
(Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
7 2   France
1931 Oxhey Golf Club
(Watford, England)
  Great Britain &
  Ireland
½   France

Britain won 15 of the 16 matches with the 1934 match being tied.

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