Astor Trophy

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Astor Trophy
Tournament information
Established1959
FormatTeam match play
Current champion
New Zealand

The Astor Trophy is a women's team golf tournament between teams of amateurs golfers from Great Britain and Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. It has been played every four years since 1959. From its foundation until 2007 it was called the Commonwealth Trophy. South Africa did not compete from 1963 to 1991. While it was called the Commonwealth Trophy, Irish golfers were not eligible. The trophy was presented by Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor.

Format[edit]

Each team plays the other four teams. Two matches are played each day, the tournament lasting five days. Each match is contested over one day with foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon.

In 2019 there were four players in each team. Each match consisted of two foursomes and four singles. Previously there were five players in each team and each match consisted of two foursomes and five singles. The winner of the match receives 1 point while in a tied match each side receives ½ point. The cup is decided by the number of team matches won. In the event of a tie the order is decided by the number of individual matches won, including a half point for each halved match. If the team are still tied then the cup is tied.[1]

Results[edit]

Year Dates Venue Winners Ref
2019 28 Aug –1 Sep Royal Colwood Golf Club, Canada  New Zealand [2]
2015 12–16 Jan Grange Golf Club, Australia  Australia [3][4]
2011 15–19 Jun Fairhaven Golf Club, England  Great Britain &  Ireland [5][6]
2007 7–11 May Royal Johannesburg Golf Club, South Africa  Great Britain [7]
2003 4–8 Nov Remuera Golf Club, New Zealand  Australia [8]
1999 30 Aug – 3 Sep Marine Drive Golf Club, Canada  Australia
1995 4–8 Sep Royal Sydney Golf Club, Australia  Australia
1991 6–8 Jun Northumberland Golf Club, England  Great Britain [9]
1987 22–24 Oct Christchurch Golf Club, New Zealand  Canada [10]
1983 11–13 Aug Glendale Golf and Country Club, Canada  Australia [11][12]
1979 27–29 Sep Lake Karrinyup Golf Club, Australia  Canada [13]
1975 26–28 Jun Ganton Golf Club, England  Great Britain [14]
1971 23–25 Sep St Andrews of Hamilton, New Zealand  Great Britain [15]
1967 3–5 Aug Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Canada  Great Britain [16]
1963 8–10 Aug Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Australia  Great Britain [17]
1959 2–6 Jun Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland  Great Britain [18]

South Africa did not compete from 1963 to 1991.

Source: [19]

Teams[edit]

Australia[edit]

Source:[19]

Canada[edit]

Great Britain (and Ireland)[edit]

Source:[20]

New Zealand[edit]

  • 1959 Nicki Campbell, Susan Grigg, VS Land, Jean Mangan, Aileen Nash
  • 1963 Susan Grigg, Pat Harrison, Jean Mangan, Natalie White, Una Wickham
  • 1967 Heather Booth, Wendy Bryant, Jane Little, Glennis Taylor, Natalie White
  • 1971 Dawn Blake, Heather Booth, Marilyn Smith, Glennis Taylor, Jean Whitehead
  • 1975 Gillian Bannan, Sue Bishop, Sue Boag, Liz Douglas, Frances Pere
  • 1979 Janice Arnold, Liz Douglas, Cherry Kingham, Brenda Rhodes, Heather Ryan
  • 1983 Janice Arnold, Liz Douglas, Debbie Randell, Brenda Rhodes, Jan Scandrett
  • 1987 Jan Cooke, Liz Douglas, Tracey Hanson, Brenda Ormsby, Debbie Smith
  • 1991 Lisa Aldridge, Jan Higgins, Marnie McGuire, Kerryn Starr, Annette Stott
  • 1995 Shelley Duncan, Catherine Knight, Gina Scott, Pam Sowden, Kerryn Starr
  • 1999 Lisa Aldridge, Wendy Hawkes, Tina Howard, Catherine Knight, Pam Sowden
  • 2003 Enu Chung, Penny Newbrook, Sarah Nicholson, Jenny Park, Stacey Tate
  • 2007 Tammy Clelland, Larissa Eruera, Yeon Song Kim, Dasom Lee, Penny Smith
  • 2011 Julianne Alvarez, Chantelle Cassidy, Cecilia Cho, Lydia Ko, Emily Perry
  • 2015 Julianne Alvarez, Alanna Campbell, Chantelle Cassidy, Munchin Keh, Wenyung Keh
  • 2019 Julianne Alvarez, Amelia Garvey, Wenyung Keh, Carmen Lim

Source:[21]

South Africa[edit]

  • 1959 Jeanette Burd, Mary Clemence, Rita Easton, Jackie Mercer, Jean Tindall
  • 1995 Claudette Beukes, Lara Lipworth, Sanet Marais, Barbara Plant, Wendy Warrington
  • 1999 not known
  • 2003 Esme Behrens, Lee-Anne Pace, Ashleigh Simon, Tanica van As, Sandra Winter
  • 2007 Kelli Shean, Ashleigh Simon, Bertine Strauss, Gina Switala, Iliska Verwey
  • 2011 Tiffany Avern-Taplin, Henriëtte Frylinch, Bertine Strauss, Iliska Verwey, Kim Williams
  • 2015 Lora Assad, Michaela Fletcher, Eleonora Galletti, Ivanna Samu, Bertine Strauss
  • 2019 Kiera Floyd, Caitlyn Tate Macnab, Kaleigh Telfer, Kaylah Williams

Similar events[edit]

In 1973, Australia hosted a similar tournament, the Women's International Series, at Royal Sydney, played from 27 to 31 October. Five teams competed, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan and New Zealand. Australia won the event with 3 wins ahead of New Zealand.[22][23]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Reid has 67 to win $108,000". The Glasgow Herald. 26 October 1987. p. 10.
  11. ^ "C'wealth crown won by Aussies". The Montreal Gazette. 15 August 1983. p. D–6.
  12. ^ "Our golfers top Commonwealth". The Age. 15 August 1983. p. 28.
  13. ^ "Golf Trophy to Canada". The Age. 1 October 1979. p. 26.
  14. ^ "Britain Girls' Fifth Title". The Glasgow Herald. 30 June 1975. p. 19.
  15. ^ "Britain Women keep Title". The Glasgow Herald. 27 September 1971. p. 5.
  16. ^ "Britain women retain Commonwealth Title". The Glasgow Herald. 7 August 1967. p. 5.
  17. ^ "Britain keep Women's Team Trophy – Commonwealth Tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 12 August 1963. p. 3.
  18. ^ "Commonwealth title for Britain – Wins in All four Matches". The Glasgow Herald. 8 June 1959. p. 4.
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  20. ^ "LGU Yearbook 2016". Ladies Golf Union. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  21. ^ "Women's representative players" (PDF). New Zealand golf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  22. ^ Christensen, Phillip (1 November 1973). "19-year-old leads Aust to golf win". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 19.
  23. ^ "Britain lose to Australia". The Glasgow Herald. 1 November 1973. p. 5.