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Thursday, June 05, 2008

European Golf Association in
favour of Europe v USA
men's & women's matches

The General Secretary of the European Golf Association has responded as follows to Colin Farquharson's suggestion on that there should be a United States v Europe or Continent of Europe women's amateur golf match every alternate year from the Curtis Cup.

Dear Colin,
Thank you for taking position for the Continent of Europe with reference to a United States v. Europe Match.
This is a very touchy matter and as General Secretary of the European Golf Association I can only say that of course this matter has been discussed many times within the EGA Championship Committee where the majority is in favour of an International Match between the United States and Europe.
Actually it has also been discussed with reference to the Walker Cup matches.
On the other hand, we are aware of the tradition these two matches, particularly the Walker Cup, represent both for the United States and Great Britain & Ireland.
I can also let you know that the European Golf Association has approached the USGA several times with regard to the staging of International Matches, juniors included, between Europe and the United States. So far, we have not succeeded.
With kind regards,
John C. Storjohann
General Secretary
European Golf Association
Place de la Croix-Blanche 19
CH-1066 Epalinges

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