International Matches

Every year international matches take place between the home nations. Fiercely fought, but in good spirits, the matches offer the chance for GCMA members of all golfing abilities to represent their association, and to gain bragging rights for the next twelve months.

The games also offer the opportunity to network with new contacts, meet up with old friends, and to play a variety of superb courses around the UK.

This year’s fixtures are:

England v Ireland – Sunday 17 & Monday 18 May
Cork Golf Club

Cork GC located at Little Island close to the city, with the course routed through exceptional golfing terrain incorporating the inner reaches of Cork harbour.

England v Wales – Thursday 9 July
Aberdovey Golf Club

Aberdovey is a classic links set within the Snowdonia National Park and at the mouth of the Dovey estuary.

England v Scotland – Sunday 16 and Monday 17 August
Royal Dornoch Golf Club

This year the match will be at Royal Dornoch which needs no further introduction. Always highly rated and a place of pilgrimage for many golfers from around the world.


Ijohn edgingtonf you are interested in being considered for selection for the English team for any of these matches please contact John Edgington as soon as possible by phone on 01795 890198 / 07857 529231 or by email toJohn.

Whilst the matches are always keenly contested these are also excellent networking and social occasions and selection is not limited solely to those from the lower handicap categories.

Members from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should contact:

Scotland: Bernard Flockhart
Wales: Colin Duffield
Ireland: Alan Threadgold


All sixteen GCMA regions play regular inter-region matches. To make yourself available for selection please contact your Regional Secretary.

For more information about GCMA matches and meetings, please view the Diary.

By Mike Hyde

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