1949 – Winged Foot

USA 10 – 2 GB&I

August 19-20, 1949
Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
6,939 yards / Par 72

Captains: Francis Ouimet (USA) and Percy ‘Laddie’ Lucas (GB&I)

Day 1 Foursomes (USA players first) 
Raymond Billows / Willie Turnesa lost to Joe Carr / Ronnie White 3&2
Charles Kocsis / Frank Stranahan beat Jimmy Bruen Jr / Max McCready 2&1
Ted Bishop / Robert Riegal beat Cecil Ewing / Gerald Micklem 9&7
John Dawson / Bruce McCormick beat Kenneth Thom / Arthur Perowne 8&7
USA 3 – GB&I 1

Day 2 Singles
Willie Turnesa lost to Ronnie White 4&3
Frank Stranahan beat Max McCready 6&5
Robert Riegel beat Jimmy Bruen Jr 5&4
John Dawson beat Joe Carr 5&3
Charles Coe beat Cecil Ewing 1 hole
Raymond Billows beat Kenneth Thom 2&1
Charles Kocsis beat Arthur Perowne 4&2
James McHale Jr beat Gerald Micklem 5&4
USA 7 – GB&I 1

Match Result: USA 10 – GB&I 2

Series Results: USA 11 – GB&I 1 (after Match 12)

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Prior to travelling to the United States the 1949 GB&I Walker Cup team played two practice matches against a collection of leading amateurs and professionals. The competitive matches gave the Captain Laddie Lucas the opportunity to develop some team spirit and to experiment with his foursomes pairings.

The first, arranged by Raymond Oppenheimer, took place at Maidenhead and Temple GC’s on 23rd and 24th July. The second against a British PGA team at Royal Mid-Surrey G.C. on 26th and 27th July.

Here are some photo’s from the Oppenheimer match programme: –

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