Jacques Leglise Trophy
The Jacques Léglise Trophy Match is played annually between boys representing Great Britain & Ireland and the Continent of Europe. It was inaugurated in 1977 when the late Jean-Louis Dupont donated a trophy in memory of Jacques Léglise, a past French champion and captain who had served as President of the French Golf Federation and of the European Golf Association. Initially played as a one-day match, it became a two-day match in 1996. GB&I dominated the early encounters losing only three times before 1995. The strength of European golf has improved dramatically and since then the Continent of Europe has won seven matches including the 2012 match at Portmarnock. The GB&I team is selected by The R&A and the Continent of Europe side by the European Golf Association.
In 2013, the Continent of Europe's most talented players aged 18 or under will be attempting to defend their title at Royal St David's Golf Club in Wales. In 2012 they defeated the Great Britain & Ireland 13½-10½ at Portmarncok, Ireland.
Established in 1894, Royal St David's Golf Club is the home of one of the finest traditional links courses in the world. It has a long history of hosting prestigious amateur events including The Boys Amateur and Seniors Open Amateur Championships along with a professionals Ladies European Tour event in 2009.
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.