The walker cup
The Walker Cup
The Walker Cup
This trophy started when the First World War was beginning with a perspective in the line of animating golf enthusiasm on both sides of America. The sport developed to some extent from the two universal games between Canada and United States, in 1919 and 1920. Meantime, British and American amateurs’ players of the game deliberated every country’s national beginner title an incredible plum. In the meantime, the USGA Decision-making board had been called for to Britain for a chain of gatherings that involved them with the Imperial and the Olden Golf Club at St. Andrew’s regulating Board. The summit was discussing the changes in different rules that govern the playing of the match. Amid the attendance, the present was George Walker, who was the USGA President by then. After the arrival of the Executive Board in the United States, universal group games were deeply discussed. Such a thought engaged Walker that made him display an arrangement and was ready to give a cup. Walker had been a little impaired player and was a stronger supporter of the sport. At the point when the media gave the name to the cup the Walker Cup, the name was positively taken (Harris, 2006).
In 1921, USGA called together all the golfing countries to let their groups to contend for the trophy, yet there was no nation that had the capacity to accept their attendance at the games that year. Americans observed to their main goal, on the other hand, and Fownes, who was by then the 1910 U.S. player winner, who had won two times the Amateur groups contended against Canada, gathered together another group at the starting of 1921 and the game was taken to England. At Hoylake, again, the American group conquered British groups, in a casual game the previous day the British gamers. In the year 1922, the A & R declared that it was to take a group to contend for the same trophy that was held at the National Golf Links that is located in America and the Walker’s Club that is situated in the town of Southampton. Initially, opposition came from all nations showing any interest in the game. Apart from Great Britain, there was again no other nation that had the capacity for accepting the call. Fownes was by then the American captain for the match against British. On the other hand, Robert was the acting captain for the British side (Kaufman, 2005).
The golf journalist, Bernard Darwin, who was writing for The Times a media group in London by then, who had gone with the team and ended up participated in the game. After Robert fall sick at that time, Darwin was called to contend to replace him in the place and served as the captain. He managed to defeat Fownes, 1and 3. The American group, on the other hand, played well, hence, won. This was the first winning of the Walker Cup Match, which was 8 to 4. It was till recent years that the United States plainly ruled the challenge, yet the number of American winnings never worried the genuine motivation behind the trophy of Walker games. A much-advanced significance was to be on the challenge as a channel of global fellowship and comprehension that has to exist (Harris, 2006).
Normally the game was played after every year that was until 1924 when there was an economic strain on yearly arrangements that was so severe. A choice was made to meet in interchange years. This arrangement was thus affected by the Second World War, which was after the ending of the 1938 game that was held at St. Andrews in Scotland. At the point when the game continued, in 1947, the field at St. Andrews was again chosen to host these games. This was done under ordinary amity state; the game would have been hosted in the United States, yet after war financial state would have caused the trip hard for the British to take (Kaufman, 2005).
Harris, E. (2006). Golf: Facts, Figures & Fun. AAPPL.
Will Kaufman, H. S. (2005). Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History: a Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO.