November 12-14 | Palm Aire Country Club, Sarasota, FL
 

Video Summary from Golfing World

Hear from the players and learn more about the 10th annual ISPS Handa Cup played at Palm Aire Country Club in support of a very special charity.

Americans edge World team in 26-22 thriller

Highlights from the first tee - singles matches

U.S. dominates afternoon foursomes, leads 16-8

Highlights from the first tee - team matches

Highlights from the first tee in morning matches

Jane and Friends Clinic Big Hit at Palm Aire CC

Legends in the 2015 Field: Team USA

Captain: Nancy Lopez

Assistant Captain: Elaine Crosby

Legends in the 2015 Field: Team World

Captain: Sally Little, South Africa

Assistant Captain: Dawn Coe-Jones

Handa Cup History

The ISPS Handa Cup is an international team competition featuring USA-born LPGA Legends versus internationally born LPGA Legends. A minimum of 12 players compete on each side. Each team has a captain and an assistant captain.

 

The format is 36 holes of stroke play within matches made up of either two-person teams or a single player. In the two-person team matches, formats include modified alternate shot and best ball, each played in 9 holes. In the individual matches, a single player from each side meets in a head-to-head, stroke play match for 18 holes. The entire competition is held over two days, 18 holes per day.

 

Team matches are staged on the first day, with singles matches following on the final day. All matches go the full 9 or 18 holes as all strokes count in scoring. This is not “traditional” match play and every putt must be holed.

 

The winner of each match is the team or individual with the lowest score. For example, Team World player finishes 5 under (67) and Team USA player finishes 6 under (66). Team USA wins the match. The winner of the match is awarded 2 points. Each side earns 1 point in the case of a tied match. The losers of a match earn 0 points.

 

The team with the most points at the end of the competition wins the Handa Cup. An overall tie between the teams results in the defending champion retaining the ISPS Handa Cup for another year.

 

The ISPS Handa Cup was first played in 2006 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL. After five years, it moved to Portsmouth, NH for two years and was contested at Reunion Resort in Orlando, FL for one year. In 2013, the Handa Cup moved to Nashville, Tennessee and for the first time in the event’s history, the World Team prevailed. In 2014, ISPS Handa Cup was held at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Pointe, Mississippi, home of the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open won by Hall of Famer Juli Inkster. Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Florida, hosted the 2015 ISPS Handa Cup.

 

OVERALL RESULTS

2015: U.S. d. World, 26-22

2014: U.S. d. World, 28-20

2013: World d. U.S., 27-21

2012: U.S. and World Tie, 24-24, U.S. Retains Cup

2011: U.S. d. World, 34-14

2010: U.S. d. World, 27-21

2009: U.S. d. World, 28-20

2008: U.S. d. World, 31-17

2007: U.S. d. World, 26-22

2006: U.S. d. World, 27-11

 

CAPTAINS

2014-2015

USA: Nancy Lopez

World: Sally Little (South Africa)

 

2012-2013

USA: JoAnne Carner

World: Pia Nilsson (Sweden)

 

2011

USA: Kathy Whitworth

World: Pia Nilsson (Sweden)

 

2008-2010

USA: Kathy Whitworth

World: Cathy Panton Lewis (Scotland)

 

2006-2007

USA: Kathy Whitworth

World: Chako Higuchi (Japan)

 

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

 

U.S. Team

Amy Alcott (2006-10), 5-7-1

Danielle Ammaccapane (2015), 3-0-0

Pat Bradley (2006-15), 12-15-2

JoAnne Carner (2006-13), 9-4-3

Beth Daniel (2007-15), 16-6-4

Cindy Figg-Currier (2008, 2012-13), 5-2-2

Jane Geddes (2006), 2-0-0

Sandra Haynie (2006-09), 3-5-3

Pat Hurst (2015), 2-1-0

Christa Johnson (2006-15), 17-7-4

Rosie Jones (2006-15), 18-7-4

Betsy King (2012-13), 2-3-1

Juli Inkster (2015), 5-1-0

Nancy Lopez (2011-13), 2-5-1

Marilyn Lovander (2006-08), 5-2-2

Meg Mallon (2010-11, 2014-15), 5-5-1

Barb Mucha (2013-15), 2-6-1

Martha Nause (2006), 1-1-1

Cindy Rarick (2006-13), 11-9-2

Michele Redman (2011, 2015), 4-0-1

Laurie Rinker (2013-15), 3-5-1

Nancy Scranton (2009-14), 8-6-3

Patty Sheehan (2006-12), 9-8-3

Val Skinner (2014), 0-2-1

Sherri Steinhauer (2011-12, 2014), 8-1-2

Sherri Turner (2007-14), 8-9-4

Colleen Walker (2009), 1-1-1

 

World Team

Helen Alfredsson (2012-15), 4-8-0

Dawn Coe-Jones (2006-12, 2014-15), 8-11-6

Jane Crafter (2010, 2012-15), 4-8-2

Laura Davies (2013-15), 4-4-1

Alicia Dibos (2006-15), 14-12-3

Wendy Doolan (2014-15), 4-1-1

Maria Alice Gonzalez (2006-07), 1-2-3

Gail Graham (2009-13), 3-6-5

Nancy Harvey (2007-12), 4-6-4

Masumi Inaba (2008), 2-1-0

Trish Johnson (2013-15), 7-1-1

Lorie Kane (2011-2015), 9-7-1

Jenny Lidback (2008-15), 9-9-5

Sally Little (2007, 2009-13), 3-11-0

Catriona Matthew (2015), 2-1-0

Liselotte Neumann (2011, 2013-15), 4-6-1

Alison Nicholas (2008-14), 9-9-2

Catrin Nilsmark (2012), 1-2-0

Mieko Nomura (2006-11, 2013-15), 10-13-2

Michiko Okada (2006-09), 2-9-0

Anne Marie Palli (2006-12), 6-12-1

Cathy Panton Lewis (2006-07), 0-2-0

Barb Scherbak (2006-08), 1-5-2

Jan Stephenson (2006-10, 2012-13, 2015), 8-11-5

Aiko Takasu (2009), 0-3-0

Tina Tombs (2008, 2011), 1-4-0

Angie Tsai (2006-07), 2-3-0

Nayoko Yoshikawa (2006-07), 1-3-1

 

 

LEADING POINT WINNERS

Team USA:

Rosie Jones (40) | Christa Johnson (38) | Beth Daniel (36)

 

Team World:

Alicia Dibos (31) | Jenny Lidback (23) | Mieko Nomura (22)

 

A win is worth 2 points. A tie is worth 1 point per side.