Men's Home Internationals

The Men’s Home Internationals is an annual match play amateur team competition for male golfers representing England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The tournament is organized by the respective governing bodies for these four nations – England Golf, Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and the Golfing Union of Ireland (which oversees golf in the Republic and Northern Ireland) – and matches are hosted on a rotational basis.

Men's Home International Championship

Each team plays the other three teams over three successive days and, in the current format, teams comprise 11 players. Matches involve five 18-hole foursomes in the morning then ten 18-hole singles in the afternoon. One point is awarded to the winner of every tie and games finishing all square result in a half point awarded to either side. The winning team after three days of competition receives the Raymond Trophy, presented by Raymond Oppenheimer, the former England player and Walker Cup captain in 1952.

The England-Scotland Amateur match was the forerunner to this event, played from 1902 to 1931 between teams representing England and Scotland, and organized in connection with the Amateur Championship, either just before or just after that tournament was held. Participants before the Great War included Bernard Darwin, Harry Colt, Herbert Fowler and Harold Hilton, while Cyril Tolley and Roger Wethered appeared every year between 1922 and 1930.

The first staging of the competition was held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of August 1932 on the Old course at Royal Troon – plain old Troon Golf Club in those days – with Scotland and England beating both Wales and Ireland on the first two days. Ireland defeated Wales 9½-5½ on the final day while Scotland edged out Eng...

Men's Home Internationals host courses

Ashburnham

2nd West Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking

Bernhard Gallacher picked up his first pay cheque at Ashburnham Golf Club when he won the 1969 Schweppes PGA Championship.

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Conwy

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking

Conwy Golf Club has played host to a number of major tournaments, including the Martini in 1970, when Peter Thomson and Doug Sewell tied on 268...

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County Louth

1st Louth - Best in Area 11th Ireland Ranking 57th Britain & Ireland Ranking

The approach road to the links of County Louth Golf Club, or Baltray as it is better known, named after the local fishing village, is especially uplifting.

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Formby

3rd Lancashire - Best in Area 19th England Ranking 46th Britain & Ireland Ranking

Formby is the prettiest of the eight top-notch links courses located between the seaside town of St Annes and the city of Liverpool. It is bordered on three sides by pine trees, giving the links a decidedly softer, heathland feel.

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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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Glasgow (Gailes Links)

7th Ayrshire & Arran - Best in Area 43rd Scotland Ranking

Glasgow Gailes Links is a classic golf course. “The turf is something softer – at least in my imagination – than that of the East Coast courses,” wrote Darwin, “and the greens are wonderfully green and velvety.”

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Men's Home Internationals Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Brian Ward Courses Played 34
2 Joseph Andriole Courses Played 33
3 Andy Newmarch Courses Played 32
= Stuart McLean Courses Played 32
5 Keith Baxter Courses Played 31
= David Oliver Courses Played 31
= Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 31
8 Ed Battye Courses Played 30
= Stuart Eastwood Courses Played 30
= Helmut Baeck Courses Played 30