1963 – Turnberry

The R&A and USGA agreed to change the format of the Walker Cup with effect from the 1963 match. From now on matches would be played over 18 holes with a series of foursomes (4) and singles (8) on each day.  

GB&I 8 – 12 USA

May 24-25, 1963
Turnberry Golf Club (Ailsa Course), Strathclyde, Scotland
7,025 yards / Par 71

Captains: Charles Lawrie (GB&I) and Richard Tufts (USA)

Day 1 Foursomes
Michael Bonallack / Stuart Murray beat Billy Joe Patton / Richard Sikes 4&3
Joe Carr / Charlie Green lost to Downing Gray Jr / Labron Harris Jr 2 holes
Michael Lunt / David Sheahan lost to Deane Beman / Charles Coe 5&3
David Madeley / Ronnie Shade halved with Robert Gardner / Edgar Updegraff
GB&I 1 – USA 2

Day 1 Singles
Stuart Murray beat Deane Beman 3&1
Martin Christmas lost to Billy Joe Patton 3&2
Joe Carr beat Richard Sikes 7&5
David Sheahan beat Labron Harris Jr 1 hole
Michael Bonallack beat Richard Davies 1 hole
Sandy Saddler halved with Charles Coe
Ronnie Shade beat Downing Gray Jr 4&3
Michael Lunt halved with Charles Smith
GB&I 5 – USA 1

Day 1: GB&I 6 – USA 3

Day 2 Foursomes 
Michael Bonallack / Stuart Murray lost to Bily Joe Patton / Richard Sikes 1 hole
Michael Lunt / David Sheahan lost to Downing Gray Jr / Labron Harris Jr 3&2
Charlie Green / Sandy Saddler lost to Robert Gardner / Edgar Updegraff 3&1
David Madeley / Ronnie Shade lost to Deane Beman / Charles Coe 3&2
GB&I 0 – USA 4

Day 2 Singles
Stuart Murray lost to Billy Joe Patton 3&2
David Sheahan beat Richard Davies 1 hole
Joe Carr lost to Edgar Updegraff 4&3
Michael Bonallack lost to Labron Harris Jr 3&2
Michael Lunt lost to Robert Gardner 3&2
Sandy Saddler halved with Deane Beman
Ronnie Shade beat Downing Gray Jr 2&1
Charles Green lost to Charles Coe 4&3
GB&I 2 – USA 5

Match Result: GB&I 8 – USA 12

Series Results: USA 18 – GB&I 1 (after Match 19)

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