Slazenger Trophy

Slazenger Trophy
Tournament information
Established 1956
Format Team match play
Final year 1956
Final champion
Great Britain and Ireland

The Slazenger Trophy was a men's professional team golf competition; one team representing Great Britain and Ireland, the other team representing the British Commonwealth and Empire. It was played just once, in 1956.


The cup was contested over two days with four 36-hole foursomes on the first day and eight 36-hole singles matches on the second day.


The match was played on 20 and 21 July 1956 at Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich. The match was organised by the Golf Society of Great Britain.[1][2]


Year Dates Venue Winners Score Ref
1956 20–21 July Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich, England Great Britain and Ireland 7–5 [3][4]


The following are those who played in the match.

Great Britain and Ireland

Commonwealth and Empire

The Australian Bill Shankland was in the Commonwealth and Empire team but did not play in any matches.[5]


  1. "Splendid golf by the commonwealth – Foursomes halved in match against Britain". The Times. 21 July 1956. p. 3.
  2. Clear Design Consultancy Limited. "Mullock's Auctions - &quotRare 1956 Golfing Society of Great Britain Slazenger...". Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  3. "Sides level at Sandwich – Empire recovery". The Glasgow Herald. 21 July 1956. p. 2.
  4. "Faulkner's defeat of Thomson". The Glasgow Herald. 23 July 1956. p. 7.
  5. "Strong pairing at Sandwich – Great Britain play Commonwealth". The Times. 18 July 1956. p. 5.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 4/16/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.