The PGA of Canada has announced its intention to take part in the PGA of America’s recently created Women’s PGA Cup – a first-of-its-kind team competition for Women PGA members from around the world.
The inaugural competition will be played from Oct. 21-26, 2019 in the U.S.
The Women’s PGA Cup will be a 54-hole stroke play event with each team’s lowest three scores being counted after each round. The winning country will be the team with the lowest 54-hole aggregate total.
Each national team will be composed of five players and one captain, who also may be a playing or non-playing captain at the option of the respective country.
The Women’s PGA Cup does not include a purse; rather, each team will vie for bragging rights and the honour of winning the cup.
Those eligible to represent their country in the Women’s PGA Cup must be members in good standing with their respective Professional Golfers Association (PGA). They must also be active in the game, be it as a teacher, coach or working as club professional/assistant. Tour professionals who primarily compete for a living are not eligible to participate.
The five members of the inaugural PGA of Canada team will be determined based on the following:
- Performance of eligible finishers at the 2018 and 2019 DATA PGA Women’s Championship
The following countries are tentatively committed to play in the 2019 Women’s PGA Cup: Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, Sweden and the U.S.
More information about the Women’s PGA Cup will be made available over the coming months.
-PGA of Canada