European Ladies' Team

The European Ladies’ Team Championship is an annual competition organized by the European Golf Association, comprising a maximum of 20 six-women teams, each of which is nominated for participation by its national golf authority. Female amateur player must be citizens of the country they represent with a playing handicap of a certain number (9.0 in 2019) or better.

European Ladies Team Championship - Sweden 2019 Winners - Photo: EGA

The tournament begins with two rounds of 18-hole stoke play to decide the seeded draw for the match play portion of the competition. The best five scores each day count towards the team’s aggregate score. Teams are then divided into three flights based on stroke play performance. The first flight sets up as Team 1 v Team 8, Team 2 v Team 7, Team 3 v Team 6 and Team 4 v Team 8. The second flight operates on similar lines, with the third flight involving a round-robin for the remaining four teams on Days 3, 4 and 5 of the event.

Match play scoring is decided by teams playing two morning foursomes and five afternoon singles, with a win in either a foursome or single match gaining one point for the team. If a match is level after 18 holes, extra holes are played to arrive at a result. When the overall match outcome has been decided, later ties may be considered as halved if all match participants agree.

The winning team doesn’t actually get to keep the trophy for a year – it’s retained by their national golf authority which will then engrave, insure and return it to the EGA the following year – but team members are presented with a gold medal, while competitors in the runners-up and third-placed positions receive silver and bronze medals, respectively.

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European Ladies' Team host courses

Diners CUBO

5th Slovenia Ranking

Construction work on the first nine holes at Diners Golf Course (now called Diners CUBO Golf Course Ljubljana) started in early 2007 under the direction of architect Peter Škofic, with the second nine added a year later.

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Frankfurter

9th South West Germany - Best in Area 36th Germany Ranking

Frankfurter Golf Club was a once a regular German Open venue and this historical layout was designed by Harry Colt and John Morrison in the 1920s.

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Fulford

5th Yorkshire - Best in Area

Fulford Golf Club will always be remembered for the tree-climbing exploits of Bernhard Langer in the 1981 Benson & Hedges International.

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Ganton

1st Yorkshire - Best in Area 9th England Ranking 26th Britain & Ireland Ranking 77th World Ranking

This sandy, gently undulating site was once a North Sea inlet. Consequently, Ganton Golf Club has all the characteristics of a links and a heathland course.

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Halmstad (Norra)

2nd South & West Sweden - Best in Area 4th Sweden Ranking 50th Continental Europe Ranking

Sweden has some fantastic golf courses and the Norra (North) course at Halmstad Golfklubb is one of them. It’s a surreal setting where you can smell the salty sea air and you can hear the sea, but you can’t see it.

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Helsingør

27th Denmark Ranking

Helsingør Golf Club was founded in 1927 and is one of Denmark’s oldest courses. It enjoys a wonderful parkland setting and is highly regarded by members and visitors.

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Köln

1st West Germany - Best in Area 7th Germany Ranking

Founded in 1906, Golf- und Land-Club Köln is one of Germany’s oldest golf clubs and the course in play today, which dates back to 1952, is routed through the dense forest at Refrath.

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European Ladies' Team Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Borje Courses Played 19
2 Georg Kittel Courses Played 18
3 Bob McCoy Courses Played 16
4 BL Tracker Courses Played 15
= Jorn Greve Courses Played 15
6 Kimmo Ekroth Courses Played 13
7 Markku Nokso-Koivisto Courses Played 12
8 Jim McCann Courses Played 11
= Walter Resch Courses Played 11
10 Dr. Michael J. Noack Courses Played 10