Curtis Cup Match
PAR AND YARDAGE – The Old Course at St. Andrews will be set up at 6,638 yards and par is 36-36—72.
GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT – The Old Course was not designed by an architect but has evolved over six centuries. Golf was first played over the Old Course in the early 1400s.
THE OLD COURSE AT ST. ANDREWS HOLE-BY-HOLE: Total: 6,638 yards, par 72
SCHEDULE OF PLAY – On May 30 and May 31 there will be three foursomes and three four-ball matches. On June 1 there will be eight singles matches (18 holes each).
Starting Times –
Friday: 8 a.m. for foursomes; 12:15 p.m. for four-balls
Saturday: 8 a.m. for foursomes; 12:15 p.m. for four-balls
Sunday: 10 a.m. for singles
The 2008 Match will be the first year for the three-day format. The four-ball matches will be new to the Curtis Cup.
WHAT IS THE CURTIS CUP MATCH? – The Curtis Cup Match is contested by women amateur golfers, one team from the United States of America (USA) and one team from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (GB&I). The teams consist of not more than eight players and a captain. The Match is conducted every two years, alternately in the United States and Great Britain/Ireland.
FOURSOME – A match where two players compete against two other players in 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 decision, one-half point is awarded to each side.
OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES – The flag raising ceremony will be held at the Old Course at St. Andrews at 6 p.m. on May 29. The closing ceremony will be held immediately following play Sunday. Both events are open to the public.
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