The R&A and the USGA have agreed that the 41st Curtis Cup will now be played at Conwy from August 26-28 2021.
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The R&A and the USGA have agreed that the 41st Curtis Cup will now be played at Conwy in Wales from August 26 to 28 2021, avoiding a clash with the week of the Solheim Cup.
Following the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the match, we announced last month that the Curtis Cup had been moved to take place September 3 to 5 2021.
But following concerns that the team trophy between Great Britain and Ireland and the USA would clash with the Solheim, the organisers have amended their decision.
One person who was calling for a rethink was former Solheim Cup captain Mickey Walker.
Taking to Twitter she said:
"That is awful news that the rescheduled Curtis Cup at Conway from 3rd-5th September 2021 clashes with the Solheim Cup! Potentially that means that a player eligible for both the PING Junior Solheim Cup and the Curtis Cup will have a decision to make. Is it too late to reschedule?"
This latest announcement is brilliant news for any amateur girls who were hoping to play in both, and we want to congratulate the R&A for taking the feedback onboard and being so accommodating.
Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development and Amateur Championships at The R&A, said:
“We have listened to the feedback we received about the rescheduled dates for the Curtis Cup in 2021 and looked again at the schedule. We have moved the match forward by a week and introduced a Saturday finish to enable it to slot in ahead of the Solheim Cup. We are grateful for the assistance we have received from the USGA and hope this will offer the best outcome for the players of both teams. We look forward very much to welcoming them to Conwy in August next year.”
With the Ryder Cup now also postponed to next September, it looks like the second half of 2021 will be jam packed with amazing team golf.
For more information about the Curtis Cup visit www.randa.org/Championships/CurtisCup.