1959 – HCEG Muirfield

GB&I 3 – 9 USA

May 15-16, 1959
Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland
6,806 yards / Par72

Captains: Gerald Micklem (GB&I) and Charles Coe (USA)

Day 1 Foursomes (GB&I players first)
Reid Jack / Doug Sewell lost to Harvie Ward Jr / Dr. Frank Taylor Jr 1 hole
Joe Carr / Guy Wolstenholme lost to William Hyndman III / Tommy Aaron 1 hole
Michael Bonallack / Arthur Perowne lost to William Patton / Charles Coe 9&8
Michael Lunt / Alec Shepperson lost to Ward Wettlaufer / Jack Nicklaus 2&1
GB&I 0 – USA 4

Day 2 Singles
Joe Carr beat Charles Coe 2&1
Guy Wolstenholme lost to Harvie Ward Jr 9&8
Reid Jack beat William Patton 5&3
Doug Sewell lost to William Hyndman III 4&3
Alec Shepperson beat Tommy Aaron 2&1
Michael Bonallack lost to Deane Beman 2 holes
Michael Lunt lost to Ward Wettlaufer 6&5
Dickson Smith lost to Jack Nicklaus 5&4
GB&I 3 – USA 5

Match Result: GB&I 3 – USA 9

Series Results: USA 16 – GB&I 1 (after Match 17)

Match Note: A ball driven by William Hyndman (USA) at the 13th hole struck a spectator and broke his nose during this match.

Photo shows the 1959 U.S.A. Walker Cup team. They are, standing, left to right: Thomas D. Aaron, Jack W. Nicklaus (Jack Nicklaus), H. Ward Wettlaufer, William Hyndman III; sitting. left to right: E. Harvie Ward Jr., Deane R. Beman, Charles R. Coe (Captain), Wiliam J. Patton, Dr. Frank M. Taylor Jr. The match was held at Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield, Scotland. Copyright Unknown/Courtesy USGA Archives.

1959 U.S. Walker Cup Team

(l-r) Back – Thomas Aaron, Jack Nicklaus, Ward Wettlaufer, William Hyndman III, Front – E. Harvie Ward Jr, Deane Beman, Charles Coe (c), William Patton, Frank Taylor Jr (© USGA Archives)

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