1936 – Pine Valley

USA 9 – 0 GB&I

September 2-3, 1936
Pine Valley Golf Club, Clementon, New Jersey 
6,701 yards / Par 70

Captains: Francis Ouimet (USA) and William Tweddell (GB&I)

Day 1 Foursomes (USA players first) 
Johnny Goodman / Albert Campbell beat Hector Thomson / Harry Bentley 7&5
Reynolds Smith / Edward White beat Jack McLean / John Langley 8&7
Charles Yates / Walter Emery halved with Gordon Peters / Morton Dykes
Harry Givan / George Voigt halved with Alec Hill / Cecil Ewing
USA 2 – GB&I 0

Day 2 Singles
Johnny Goodman beat Hector Thomson 3&2
Albert Campbell beat Jack McLean 5&4
John Fischer beat Cecil Ewing 8&7
Reynolds Smith beat Alec Hill 11&9
Walter Emery beat Gordon Peters 1 hole
Charles Yates beat Morton Dykes 8&7
George Dunlap Jr halved with Harry Bentley
Edward White beat John Langley 6&5
USA 7 – GB&I 0

Match Result: USA 9 – GB&I 0

Series Results: USA 9 – GB&I 0 (after Match 9)

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Match Notes

Captain William Tweddell and Laddie Lucas were selected in a 10 man GB&I team but neither saw action.

The match was officially a whitewash, 9-0 to the USA. In fact two Foursomes and one Singles game were halved by GB&I but back in those days only a clear win secured a point.

It has said that a conversation between spectators Tony Torrance and Bobby Jones at Pine Valley led to the establishment of the ’14 club’ rule in 1938/39. Whilst some players had started to carry as many as 25 clubs Torrance always carried 12 and Jones 16 hence the compromise position put forward to the authorities.

Two Walker Cup players contested the Final of the U.S. Amateur a week later at Garden City G.C. USA’s John Fischer overcoming Scotland’s Jack McLean on the 37th hole after long putts secured winning birdies on the last two holes.

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