The Curtis Cup

 "To stimulate friendly rivalry among the women golfers of many lands."

established by Harriet and Margaret Curtis of Essex Country Club, 
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

 

A photo of the coveted women's amateur team trophy the Curtis Cup.

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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