GB defeat Team USA on historic Old Course

Team GB ended a run of three successive defeats to see off Team USA and win the Simpson Cup on the Old Course at St Andrew, Scotland, the home of golf.. 

The Ryder Cup-style event is an annual tournament between teams of 13 injured servicemen and veterans from the USA and their British counterparts. Two Cavendish Members represented the GB Team – Anthony Lownds and Mr Captain, Neil Flynn.

Great Britain took a slender one-point advantage into the final day and extended their lead during the singles, winning the contest 11.5-7.5 to take the title for the first time since 2015.

Ian Bishop, Team GB captain, said: “So proud of my team this week. Everyone has played their part, and definitely a special mention goes to the rookies, who were sensational.”

Victory leaves the overall series delectably poised at 4-4, with Team GB taking the inaugural title at TPC Sawgrass in 2012 and adding wins at Royal Lytham in 2013 and Royal St. George’s in 2015.

Mike Stafford, Team USA captain, said: “Congratulations to Team GB, they were terrific this week, and deserved winners of the Simpson Cup. We gave it everything, and our guys battled hard.”

Many congratulations Neil and Anthony from all Cavendish members.

2 replies
  1. Brian Doig
    Brian Doig says:

    Guys you did the club proud. To gain selection for the 2nd year running is a great achievement by the pair of you. Here’s to you making it a hat trick and qualify to playing again in the USA next year.
    Massive achievement by all 26 players.


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