Handa Cup

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Handa Cup
Tournament information
Location 2015: Sarasota, Florida
Established 2006
Course(s) 2015: Palm Aire Country Club
Tour(s) Legends Tour
Format Stroke play matches since 2012
Current champion
United States USA by 26 points to 22

The Handa Cup is a series of senior women's golf matches between a United States team and a World Team drawn from players from the rest of the world. It was founded in 2006 and is an event on the LPGA Legends Tour. Since 2013 it has been officially known as the ISPS Handa Cup.

The 2015 event was held on November 13–14 at Palm Aire Country Club, Sarasota, Florida.

The format is drawn from the Ryder Cup and similar team events, consisting of twelve players per side and a non-playing captain, usually a highly respected golf figure. The captains are responsible for pairing the teams in the pairs events, which consist of both alternate shot and best ball formats (also known as "foursome" and "four ball" matches respectively).

Results[edit]

Source:[1]

Year Dates Venue Location Winning team Score Losing team U.S. captain World captain
2015 Nov 13–14 Palm Aire Country Club Florida United States 26–22 World Nancy Lopez Sally Little
2014 Sep 27–28 Old Waverly Golf Club Mississippi United States 28–20 World Nancy Lopez Sally Little
2013 Oct 12–13 Hermitage Golf Course Tennessee World 27–21 United States JoAnne Carner Pia Nilsson
2012 Nov 3–4 Reunion Resort and Club Florida United States[2] 24–24 World JoAnne Carner Pia Nilsson
2011 May 21–22 Wentworth by the Sea Country Club New Hampshire United States 34–14 World Kathy Whitworth Pia Nilsson
2010 Sep 4–5 Wentworth by the Sea Country Club New Hampshire United States 27–21 World Kathy Whitworth Catherine Panton-Lewis
2009 Dec 5–6 Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village Florida United States 28–20 World Kathy Whitworth Catherine Panton-Lewis
2008 Dec 5–6 Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village Florida United States 31–17 World Kathy Whitworth Catherine Panton-Lewis
2007 Dec 15–16 Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village Florida United States 26–22 World Kathy Whitworth Hisako Higuchi
2006 Dec 16–17 Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village Florida United States 27–11 World Kathy Whitworth Hisako Higuchi

Format[edit]

The match is held over two days; Saturday and Sunday except in 2008 and 2015 when it was held on a Friday and Saturday.[3] Pairs matches are played on the first day with single matches on the final day. Unlike most other team events, two points are awarded for a win and one point for a halved match. Until 2011 it was a match play event but from 2012 it changed to stroke play.

From 2014 the event has consisted of six best-ball matches on the first morning, six modified alternate shot matches on the first afternoon and 12 singles matches on the second day. The first day matches are over 9 holes while the second day matches are over 18 holes. All matches are stroke play. Two points are awarded to the winner of each match with 1 point each for a tied match.

Appearances[edit]

Source:[1]

United States[edit]

This is a complete list of golfers who have played for the United States.

World[edit]

This is a complete list of golfers who have played for the rest of the World team.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Handa Cup Personal Records". Legends Tour. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  2. ^ Retained Cup with tie.
  3. ^ "2008 Handa Cup Results: U.S. defeats World, 31-17". Legends Tour. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 

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