Espirito Santo Trophy

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The Espirito Santo Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for women organised by the International Golf Federation. The inaugural event was held in 1964; it was planned by Mrs. Henri Prunaret from America and Lally Segard from France.[1] Segard also asked her friends Ricardo and Silvia Espirito Santo to donate a trophy for the event, which they did.[1]

Recent tournaments have featured teams from around forty countries. It is a strokeplay event, in which the best two individual scores in each team count towards the final score. For the first three decades it was dominated by the United States, but recent results have reflected the increasing globalisation of women's golf, with six different winners in six events from 1996 to 2006, and several top two placings by teams from Asia, including a win by South Korea.

The equivalent "World Amateur Team Championship" for men is the Eisenhower Trophy.

Results[edit]

Year Venue Location Winners Runners-up
2014 Karuizawa 72 East Golf Club Karuizawa, Japan  Australia  Canada
2012 Gloria Golf Club Antalya, Turkey  South Korea  Germany
2010 Buenos Aires Golf Club & Olivos Golf Club Buenos Aires, Argentina  South Korea  United States
2008 The Grange Golf Club Adelaide, Australia  Sweden  Spain
2006 Stellenbosch Golf Club Cape Town, South Africa  South Africa  Sweden
2004 Rio Mar Country Club Río Grande, Puerto Rico  Sweden  Canada &
 United States (tie)
2002 Saujana Golf & Country Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Australia  Thailand
2000 Sporting Club Berlin Bad Saarow, Germany  France  South Korea
1998 Prince of Wales Country Club Santiago, Chile  United States  Italy
1996 St. Elena Golf Club Manila, Philippines  South Korea  Italy
1994 The National Golf Club Versailles, France  United States  South Korea
1992 Marine Drive Golf Club Vancouver, British Columbia  Spain United Kingdom Great Britain &
Republic of Ireland Ireland
1990 Russley Golf Club Christchurch, New Zealand  United States  New Zealand
1988 Drottningholm Golf Club Stockholm, Sweden  United States  Sweden
1986 Lagunita Country Club Caracas, Venezuela  Spain  France
1984 Royal Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling, Hong Kong  United States  France
1982 Geneva Golf Club Geneva, Switzerland  United States  New Zealand
1980 Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst, North Carolina  United States  Australia
1978 Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji  Australia  Canada
1976 Vilamoura Golf Club Portimão, Algarve, Portugal  United States  France
1974 Casa de Campo La Romana, Dominican Republic  United States United Kingdom Great Britain &
Republic of Ireland Ireland
1972 The Hundu Country Club Buenos Aires, Argentina  United States  France
1970 Club de Campo Madrid, Spain  United States  France
1968 Victoria Golf Club Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia  United States  Australia
1966 Mexico City Golf Club Mexico City, Mexico  United States  Canada
1964 St. Germain Golf Club Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France  France  United States

Results summary[edit]

Country Win 2nd 3rd Total
 United States 13 3 3 19
 Australia 3 2 1 6
 South Korea 3 2 1 6
 France 2 5 5 12
 Sweden 2 2 3 7
 Spain 2 1 1 4
 South Africa 1 1 1 3
 Canada 4 4
United Kingdom Great Britain &
 Ireland
2 5 7
 New Zealand 2 1 3
 Germany 2 2
 Italy 2 2
 Thailand 1 1
 Brazil 1 1
 Colombia 1 1
 England 1 1
 Finland 1 1
Total 26 29 25 80

Source:[2]

Note: The "Great Britain & Ireland" team represents the two separate independent countries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. This is the designation of the team which plays the United States in the Curtis Cup. This team last competed as a combined team in 2000 and now competes as England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (combined Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland team).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History of the International Golf Federation (IGF)". Igfgolf.org. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2015-02-15. 
  2. ^ "World Amateur Team Championships – Women's Records". Retrieved May 30, 2013. 

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