Past Captains – USA

There have been 28 United States of America (USA) captains to date.

All but three were previous competitors in the event.

Nathaniel Crosby is the most recent. He won both of his matches, 2019 at Royal Liverpool GC and 2021 at Seminole GC.

Here is a list of the U.S. Walker Cup captains, their year’s in office and their records: –

Nathaniel CROSBY
2019, 2021
P2 W2 L0 H0

In 2018 Mr. Crosby got the opportunity to sit down with 8 past Walker Cup captains to discuss the match and to start his planning.

(From l-r) John “Spider” Miller, Buddy Marucci, Downing Gray, Jim Holtgrieve, Danny Yates, Vinny Giles, Jay Sigel and Nathaniel Crosby (Photo: Global Golf Post – North American edition 05/02/18) 

John “Spider” MILLER
2015, 2017
P2 W1 L1 H0

Here is an interesting discussion with Captain Spider Miller on the OGoLead Leadership Podcast where he discusses his approach to leadership both within his beer distribution business and during his time as USA Walker Cup captain.

Jim HOLTGRIEVE
2011, 2013
P2 W1 L1 H0

“Buddy” MARUCCI
2007, 2009
P2 W2 L0 H0

Bob LEWIS Jr
2003, 2005
P2 W1 L1 H0

Bob Lewis was awarded the Bob Jones Award in 2021 by the USGA, the highest honour that it bestows. It is awarded annually to an individual who demonstrates the personal character and respect for the game that Jones was renowned for. The award is to be formally presented during the 48th Walker Cup match to be played at Seminole in May.

Danny YATES
1999, 2001
P2 W0 L2 H0

Downing GRAY
1995, 1997
P2 W1 L1 H0

Marvin “Vinny” GILES
1993
P1 W1 L0 H0

Jim GABRIELSON
1981, 1991
P2 W2 L0 H0

Fred RIDLEY
1987, 1989
P2 W1 L1 H0

Jay SIGEL
1983 (P), 1985 (P)
P2 W2 L0 H0

Dick SIDEROWF
1979
P1 W1 L0 H0

Lewis OEHMIG*
1977
P1 W1 L0 H0

Dr. Ed UPDEGRAFF
1975
P1 W1 L0 H0

John WINTERS Jr*
1971
P1 W0 L1 H0

William “Billy Joe” PATTON
1969
P1 W1 L0 H0

Jess SWEETSER
1967, 1973
P2 W2 L0 H0

John FISCHER
1965
P1 W1 L0 H0

Richard TUFTS*
1963
P1 W1 L0 H0

Jack WESTLAND
1961
P1 W1 L0 H0

Charles COE
1957, 1959 (P)
P2 W2 L0 H0

William C. CAMPBELL
1955 (P)
P1 W1 L0 H0

Charlie YATES
1953
P1 W1 L0 H0

Willie TURNESA
1951 (P)
P1 W1 L0 H0

Francis OUIMET
1932 (P), 1934 (P), 1936, 1938, 1947, 1949
P6 W5 L1 H0

Robert “Bobby” T. JONES
1928 (P), 1930 (P)
P2 W2 L0 H0

Robert A. GARDNER
1923 (P), 1924 (P), 1926 (P)
P3 W3 L0 H0

William C. FOWNES Jr
1922 (P)
P1 W1 L0 H0

William C. Fownes Jr – Oakmont C.C. Portrait

*Captains who did not play in The Walker Cup.
(P) Playing Captain’s.

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