Boys Home International
This year’s Boy Home International will take place at Western Gailes Golf Club, one of the standout links courses on Scotland’s west coast and the venue where Ireland will defend their title.
Western Gailes is a traditional links dating back to 1897 with 18 holes routed through a stunning strip of natural duneland, enveloped by the railway line to the east and coastline overlooking the Firth of Clyde and Isle of Arran.
The club is no stranger to hosting championship events and has been used as a Final Qualifying venue when The Open Championship is played at Royal Troon and Turnberry. It has also staged numerous Scottish Amateur Championships, the 1972 Curtis Cup and the 2007 European Amateur Team Championships when the victorious Irish team included a youthful Rory McIlroy.
Ireland claimed a narrow victory after they tied with Scotland, beat England by a single point and then defeated Wales by 9 ½ - 5 ½ on the closing day. It was the Irish team’s first victory in the contest since 2010.
This is a round robin international series at Boys level with each of the four home countries playing against one another. The matches comprise five morning foursomes followed by ten afternoon singles.