The first U.S. Women’s Amateur was held at short notice, only one month after the 1895 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open championships. The inaugural competition was decided by stroke play, but the event changed to match-play the following year and has remained so ever since.
The U.S. Women’s Open is an annual 72-hole stroke play competition for female golfers, which started in 1946 as a match play contest. The early editions were first organized by the Women's PGA and then the LPGA until the USGA took control in 1953.
The Vagliano Trophy began in 1931 as an annual competition between two teams of female amateur golfers selected to represent Great Britain & Ireland and France, with teams competing for a trophy presented by André Vagliano from the French Golf Federation.
John Hunter won the first Wales Amateur Championship in 1895 at Aberdovey, he would also win the event the following year at Rhyl. Interestingly, the 1913 tournament wasn’t staged in Wales at all as it took place across the border with England in Chester.
The Walker Cup Match is a biennial match-play contest played between two 10-man amateur teams from the United States of America and Great Britain & Ireland. Organized by the R&A and USGA, the event is played alternatively on either side of the Atlantic...
The Western Open dates back to 1899, so this competition was in play eighteen years before the formation of the PGA of America. It ran for more than a hundred editions, until it morphed into the BMW Championship on the PGA Tour in 2007.
The Women’s Australian Open is a stroke play tournament organized by Golf Australia and the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour. It’s also co-sanctioned by both the Ladies European Tour and the US-based LPGA Tour.
The Women’s Home Internationals informally began when the third edition of the British Ladies Amateur finished on a Friday afternoon at Portrush in 1895, the boat train to Liverpool didn’t leave until midnight the following day so an impromptu friendly match was arranged…
The Women’s Open – originally named the Ladies’ British Open then the Women's British Open – was established as a four-round stroke play competition by the Ladies’ Golf Union in 1976, with the first edition taking place at Fulford in Yorkshire.
Sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours, the World Cup of Golf is a 72-hole stroke play team event for professional players that pits 2-man teams from different nations against each other in a 4-day contest.