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The Curtis Cup

The 41st Curtis Cup was won by the USA after an emphatic singles performance secured a 12.5-7.5 victory over Europe at Conwy.

Merion Golf Club will host the 42nd staging of the match on 10-12 June 2022.

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2021 Curtis Cup Winners

United States of America win trophy on away soil

USA won the Curtis Cup at Conwy Golf Club after a 12.5 to 7.5 victory over GB&I.


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The Curtis Cup is the most prestigious team trophy for women amateur golfers and contested biennially by teams representing Great Britain and Ireland and the United States.

Many well-known stars of the game have played in the event, including Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew, Dame Laura Davies and Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall.

First played in 1932, the match is organised by The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA). Please visit the official Curtis Cup website.






The Curtis Cup is a match play event between players selected to represent Great Britain and Ireland, and the Unites States.

The event is competed for over three days with 20 points on offer. The winner of each match scores a point for their team, with ½ point for any match that is tied after 18 holes.

On each of the first two days three foursomes and three fourball matches are played.

On the final day, the match takes the form of eight singles matches. If the match is tied at the end of play the previous holders of the trophy retain the Curtis Cup.

For past results and scoring please visit the official Curtis Cup website.






The first Curtis Cup Match was played in 1932 at the Wentworth Club in England and won by the American team.

A silver bowl of Paul Revere design, was donated by Harriot and Margaret Curtis and is presented to the winning team.

The golfing sisters, who were both US Women’s Amateur Champions, wanted to promote international friendships in women’s golf after competing in an informal match between Great Britain and America in 1905.

The Curtis sisters donated the trophy in 1927 to help discussion between various golfing associations to establish the match. But it was not until 1931 that the LGU and the USGA agreed to co-sponsor the event.

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