Championship Facts

PAR AND YARDAGE: St. Louis Country Club will be set up at 6,190 yards and will play to a par of 35-36—71.


Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Par 4 3 3 4 5 4 3 4 5  35
Yards 381 185 179 385 502 353 145 351 509  2,990


Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Par 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36
Yards 343 365 154 549 386 491 178 372 362  3,200 


COURSE SETUP: Green speeds are expected to be between 10 and 10.5 feet on the USGA Stimpmeter. The intermediate cut of rough will be at 1 inch, with the primary cut being between 2.5 and 3 inches. The greens and fairways are bentgrass, with the tees and grass on the faces of the bunkers being zoysia grass. The rough is a combination of bentgrass and fescue.

WHAT IS THE CURTIS CUP: The Curtis Cup Match is contested by female amateur players, one team from the United States of America and one team composed of players from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The teams consist of not more than eight players and a captain. The Match is conducted every two years, alternately in the USA and in Great Britain and Ireland.

CURTIS CUP HISTORY: Officially named “The Women’s International Cup,” the cup for the Curtis Cup Match was officially presented in 1932 by Harriot and Margaret Curtis, sisters who combined to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship four times. The cup, a silver bowl of Paul Revere design, is inscribed, “To stimulate friendly rivalry among the women golfers of many lands.” The cup was first presented in 1927 to give momentum to the competition, but play didn’t begin until 1932, largely due to financial reasons.

The first Curtis Cup Match was played in 1932 at Wentworth Golf Club, in England. Marion Hollins captained the American team, while the team representing Great Britain & Ireland was led by playing captain Joyce Wethered. The Americans prevailed, 5½-3½.

The USA Team leads the series, 27-7-3.

For information about the history of the championship, visit and click on Curtis Cup Match.

ABOUT THE CLUB: St. Louis Country Club was formed in 1892, and the current golf course was designed in 1914 by renowned golf course architect Charles Blair Macdonald, who also designed National Golf Links of America, the host for the 2013 Walker Cup Match. The 18-hole “St. Louis” course has been restored to its original 1914 design after being slightly altered prior to the 1947 U.S. Open.

In addition to the 1947 U.S. Open, St. Louis Country Club also hosted the 1921 and 1960 U.S. Amateur Championships and the 1925 and 1972 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. This will be the first Curtis Cup Match conducted in Missouri.

TEAM SELECTION: The USA Team is selected by the United States Golf Association’s International Team Selection Committee. The Ladies Golf Union selects the team from Great Britain & Ireland.

2014 CAPTAINS: Ellen Port, of St. Louis, will serve as the captain of the USA Curtis Cup Team, while Tegwen Matthews, of Wales, will captain the Great Britain & Ireland side.

Port is a six-time USGA champion, having won the 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships and the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championships. Port played on the 1994 and 1996 USA Curtis Cup Teams, with a combined playing record of 4-2.

Matthews captained the GB&I Team to victory in 2012, and became the first captain from Wales. She served as the GB&I Team manager for the 2008 and 2010 Matches. Matthews is a veteran of four GB&I Teams, playing for four consecutive Matches from 1974 to 1980.

Liz Carl from the USGA is the manager for the USA Team.

Kyung Kim, 20, of Chandler, Ariz. (University of Southern California)
Alison Lee, 19, of Valencia, Calif. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Erynne Lee, 21, of Silverdale, Wash. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ally McDonald, 21, of Fulton, Miss. (Mississippi State University)
Annie Park, 19, of Levittown, N.Y. (University of Southern California)
Ashlan Ramsey, 18, of Milledgeville, Ga. (Clemson University)
Mariah Stackhouse, 20, of Riverdale, Ga. (Stanford University)
Emma Talley, 20, of Princeton, Ky. (University of Alabama)

2014 GB&I TEAM

Eilidh Briggs, 21, Scotland (Stirling University)
Gabriella Cowley, 18, England
Annabel Dimmock, 17, England
Gemma Dryburgh, 20, Scotland (Tulane University)
Georgia Hall, 18, England
Bronte Law, 19, England (University of California, Los Angeles)
Stephanie Meadow, 22, Northern Ireland (University of Alabama)
Charlotte Thomas, 21, England (University of Washington)

TICKETS: For information about tickets for the 2014 Curtis Cup Match, visit Admission to the competition will be free of charge upon arrival at the club. More information will be available this spring.

OPENING CEREMONIES: The flag-raising ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 5.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY: On Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, there will be three foursomes (alternate-shot) and three four-ball (best-ball) matches. On Sunday, June 8, there will be eight singles matches.

TELEVISION SCHEDULE: Golf Channel will air six hours of coverage from the Match. Here is the schedule.


Time (EDT)



June 6/Friday   

Midnight-2 a.m.

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Four-Ball and Foursomes Matches

June 7/Saturday

5-7 p.m.

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Four-Ball and Foursomes Matches

June 8/Sunday 

5-7 p.m.

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Singles Matches


Foursomes – A match where two players compete against two other players in an alternate-shot format, with each side playing just one ball.

Four-ball – A match in which two players (side) play their better ball against the better ball of the two other players (side).

Singles – A match in which one player plays against another.

SCORING: A victory in each match scores one point. In the event a match goes 18 holes without a winner, one-half point is awarded to each side. In the event of a tie, the team that won the previous competition retains the trophy.

2012 RECAP: Great Britain & Ireland captured five singles matches on Sunday to win the 2012 Curtis Cup Match, 10½-9½, conducted at The Nairn Golf Club in Nairn, Scotland. It was GB&I’s first victory since 1996 and only its seventh in Match history. The winning point came courtesy of Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow, who defeated Amy Anderson by a 4-and-2 margin.

For more about the 2012 Curtis Cup Match, visit

MEDIA CONFERENCES: Captains and players from each team will meet with credentialed media Thursday afternoon prior to the flag-raising ceremony. Media conferences are also scheduled at the end of each day’s play.

PHOTO MEDIA SERVICE: The USGA will offer daily complimentary high-resolution photographs during the Curtis Cup Match for news use only. For more information and to register, send an email to

MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Christina Lance of USGA Championship Communications at 908-326-1882 (office), 908-963-1691 (cell) or



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