The Curtis Cup
"To stimulate friendly
rivalry among the women golfers of many lands."
established by Harriet and Margaret
Curtis of Essex Country Club,
Officially started in 1932 by the
Curtis sisters, it's roots can be traced back to the 1905 British Ladies Golfing
Championship, which was the predecessor to the British Ladies Amateur Golfing
Championship. Although the Curtis sisters had yet to win a significant
tournament, they were quite active in women's golfing circles. This being the
case along with them having the means they ventured to England to participate.
Sometime during a practice round Harriet decided to ask Scotland's Ladies
Champion Dorothy Campbell if she and a partner would care to have a
"friendly match" on the eve of the tournament. Miss Campbell accepted
and the rest as they say is history.
With the exception of the war
years the Curtis Cup match has been played every two years, with the match site
alternating between Great Britain and the United States. It is run by The United
States Golf Association and The Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain.
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