Jacques Leglise Trophy
Ballybunion (Old Course) in Ireland will host the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the first time in its history when it hosts the match between Great Britain and Ireland and the Continent of Europe.
Considered one of the finest links courses in the world, and remodelled by five-time Champion Golfer of the Year Tom Watson in 1995, it hosted The Irish Open in 2000 and the Arnold Palmer Cup in 2004.
During his second term, US President Bill Clinton played the course in September 1998. A statue of him with a golf club in the town of Ballybunion commemorates the visit.
The Continent of Europe won the Jacques Leglise Trophy for the first time since 2012 with a 13½-11½ victory against Great Britain and Ireland at Prince’s in Kent.
It is the eleventh time The Continent of Europe has won the Jacques Leglise Trophy since the fixture between the two teams was rejuvenated in 1977. GB&I have won the Jacques Leglise Trophy on twenty-eight occasions, with one tied match in 2015 at Royal Dornoch.
The Jacques Leglise Trophy is an annual international match played between two selected teams of nine amateur boy golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe.