The world's premier matchplay tournament
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Pride & Glory
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OF THE LAGER CUP
The Lager Cup was founded in October 1997 at Trevose Golf and Country Club - a championship golf course in North Cornwall. It has now become a fixture recognised as the single most important event in the Professional golfing calendar.
Two teams battle for the honour and glory of lifting this prestigious trophy, playing match play golf over 2 days on one of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses in the world. They are Pride & Glory and The Trevose Eagles.
The event started out in 1997 with just six players in each team competing in three 4-ball matches over 18 holes for a total of 3 points – 2 points being required to win the trophy and 1½ points to retain it in later matches. The event gained such momentum over its early years that the millennium match in September 2000 both teams consisting of 8 players each, competing over 2 rounds for a total of 12 points. The morning round saw 4 Foursomes matches and the afternoon saw 8 Singles matches that decided the outcome of this famous trophy, a format used in golf's second biggest matchplay tournament, The Ryder Cup.
The match in September 2001 was the biggest yet to date and saw both teams consisting of 10 players. On the first day there were 5 foursomes matches in the morning followed by 5 fourball matches in the afternoon. The second day of the competition saw 10 singles matches decide the outcome of the match. The 2001 event saw history made as the Lager Cup was retained for the first time by either team.
2002 saw the tournament grow even bigger with 12 players turning out for each team with the same format; foursomes, fourballs then singles. There were now 24 points available and Pride & Glory achieved the unthinkable by successfully converting the hattrick of titles. The same format has continued ever since. The Lager Cup is here to stay.
Now firmly established in the year's sporting calendar and with sponsors and celebrities clamouring to be part of the event, The Lager Cup has become one of the most exciting and eagerly anticipated sporting events.