The Walker Cup, a match pitting teams of the best American amateur golfers against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland, originated with an idea from George Herbert Walker for an international golf event to better relationships between countries and were first held on an informal basis at Hoylake in 1921. The biennial match is now a premier event for amateur golf and is played on some of the greatest courses. Future venues include Cypress Point GC, and Seminole GC.
Click here for PDF on how it all began. (The article was written prior to the 2017 competition held in the U.S.)