The Ladies’ Golf Union has announced that the 2008 Curtis Cup will be a ticket only event with a capacity of 8,000 spectators each day.
The match will be played for the first time over the Old Course, St Andrews from 30 May – 1 June. A strong USA team has already been announced and its Great Britain and Ireland opposition will be revealed at 12 noon on 6th March. Full details of the GB & I team will be online at www.lgu.org
Trish Wilson, LGU chairman, said, “We have limited the daily attendance figures to ensure a positive experience for spectators as they follow the match of their choice over the fairways. Interest in this historical match is high and I would advise spectators to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.”
An advanced season ticket discount is available until 1st May 2008.
All Curtis Cup Ticket holders will be entitled to a 25% discount on green fees at The Duke‘s, St Andrews, during the week of the Curtis Cup.
This week a new dedicated Curtis Cup website was launched at www.curtiscup.co.uk where team profiles, photos, up to date news and scoring can be accessed.
The Curtis Cup was donated by the sisters Harriet and Margaret Curtis in 1927 and is inscribed: “to stimulate friendly rivalry among the women golfers of many lands.” In the series the US teams have won 25 matches, GB&I teams 6, with three matches halved. However, since 1984 the results have been much closer with four wins each and one halved match.
The Curtis Cup www.curtiscup.co.uk