The Georgia Cup

The Georgia Cup History

Established at The Golf Club of Georgia in 1998, The Georgia Cup annually brings together the reigning United States and British Amateur Champions in advance of the Masters. Georgia Tech player, Matt Kuchar won the 1997 United States Amateur Championship and in the Spring of 1998 a new tradition was born, The Georgia Cup hosted at The Golf Club of Georgia. The Georgia Cup an 18-hole charity match between the reigning United States Amateur Champion and British Amateur Champion. Matt Kuchar defeated Craig Watson in 1998 to win the first Georgia Cup match. This tradition continues today with a reception following play before the Amateurs head to Augusta to compete in the Masters Tournament.

The Georgia Cup presents a special opportunity for galleries attending at The Golf Club of Georgia. Entry is complimentary as spectators are invited to spend the day with the two finest amateur golfers in the world. In the spirit and intimacy of the Walker Cup matches, fans can walk with the players, unhindered by gallery ropes and able to enjoy a unique perspective. Over the years, The Georgia Cup has grown from an intimate Club event to a unique amateur championship known on both sides of the Atlantic.

The 2023 Georgia Cup Match

The 26th Annual Georgia Cup Match was held on the Lakeside Course on Sunday, March 26th. Reigning U.S. Amateur Champion Sam Bennett competed against reigning British Amateur Champion Aldrich Potgieter in a head-to-head match. After an early weather delay, Potgieter seized control of the match with four consecutive birdies on holes 8 thru 11.  Potgieter continued the pressure for three more holes, eventually closing out the match with a 5&4 win.

 
Pictured above: Potgieter and Bennett pose with their engraved watches which are gifted to each player for competing in the Georgia Cup Match.

The Georgia Cup, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible. In 2023, we celebrated the 26th anniversary of the Georgia Cup and raised $250,000 for our charity recipient, the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Georgia Cup brings together golf enthusiasts and supporters of the game to benefit Folds of Honor. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried forth its noble mission: to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members. Their motto says it all, "Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy."

To learn more about the Georgia Cup or to make a donation in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation, please email Brandon Williams: bwilliams@golfclubofgeorgia.com

All-Time Results

  • 1998 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) def. Craig Watson (British)
  • 1999 Sergio Garcia (British) def. Hank Kuehne (U.S.)
  • 2000 David Gossett (U.S.) def. Graeme Storm (British)
  • 2001 Mikko Ilonen (British) def. Jeff Quinney (U.S.)
  • 2002 Michael Hoey (British) def. Bubba Dickerson (U.S.)
  • 2003 Ricky Barnes (U.S.) def. Alejandro Larrazabal (British)
  • 2004 Gary Wolstenholme (British) def. Nick Flanagan (U.S.)
  • 2005 Ryan Moore (U.S.) def. Stuart Wilson (British)
  • 2006 Brian McElhinney (British) def. Edoardo Molinari (U.S.)
  • 2007 Richie Ramsay (U.S.) def. Julien Guerrier (British)
  • 2008 Colt Knost (U.S.) def. Drew Weaver (British)
  • 2009 Danny Lee (U.S.) def. Reinier Saxton (British)
  • 2010 Matteo Manassero (British) def. Byeong-Hun An (U.S.)
  • 2011 Peter Uihlein (U.S.) def. Jin Jeong (British)
  • 2012 Bryden Macpherson (British) def. Kelly Kraft (U.S.)
  • 2013 Alan Dunbar (British) def. Steven Fox (U.S.)
  • 2014 Garrick Porteous (British) def. Matt Fitzpatrick (U.S.)
  • 2015 Gunn Yang (U.S.) def. Bradley Neil (British)
  • 2016 Romain Langasque (British) def. Bryson DeChambeau (U.S.)
  • 2017 Scott Gregory (British) def. Curtis Luck (U.S.)
  • 2018 Harry Ellis (British) def. Doc Redman (U.S.)
  • 2019 Jovan Rebula (British) def. Viktor Hovland (U.S.)
  • 2020 Andy Ogletree (U.S.) vs. James Sugrue (British) - match not held due to pandemic
  • 2021 Tyler Strafaci (U.S.) def. Joe Long (British)
  • 2022 James Piot (U.S.) def. Laird Shepherd (British)
  • 2023 Aldrich Potgieter (British) def. Sam Bennett (U.S.)