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 2022 Georgia Cup Match
This year The Georgia Cup will feature a head to head match between Michigan State golfer, James Piot (US Amateur Champion) and Laird Shepherd (British Amateur Champion). The Golf Club of Georgia looks forward to hosting these two elite champions before they make their way to Augusta and compete in the Masters. The match will take place on our Lakeside Course will tee off Sunday, March 27th, 2022. This Georgia Cup Match is open to the public. Social distancing is encouraged.
James Piot (U.S. Amateur Champion) Laird Shepherd (British Amateur Champion)
The Georgia Cup is a non-profit 503(c) organization. All contributions are tax deductible. This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Georgia Cup. The Georgia Cup will bring together golf enthusiasts and supporters of the game to benefit this year's selected charity, 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."