Walker Cup Books

Gordon Simmonds is the official biographer of The Walker Cup.

To date two limited hardback editions of his definitive history of the match have been published, the first in 2000 and the second in 2004.

It is my understanding that a 3rd edition will be published to coincide with the 2025 match at St. Andrews.

‘The Walker Cup 1922 to 1999 Golf’s Finest Contest’ by Gordon G Simmonds 
Grant Books (2000 / 1,950 copies) – 280 pages


‘The Walker Cup 1922 to 2003 Golf’s Finest Contest’ by Gordon G Simmonds 
Grant Books (2nd edition / 2004 revised and enlarged / 1,000 copies) – 309 pages

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A limited edition version of ‘The Walker Cup’ book was produced for the 2007 GB&I team at Royal County Down G.C. 26 numbered copies and 6 unnumbered copies were printed. This version included photographs of the players and course by David Cannon as well as letters of support from former players and other leading figures in business and sport.

The Walker Cup Book – 2007 GB&I Players’ Book (Photo: oldsportsauctions.com)

Earlier histories of the match have also been written. This 16 page self-published paper by J.S.F. Morrison, written in August 1938, tells the story of matches between the two countries between 1916 and 1921.

Great Britain Versus The United States (Photo: oldsportsuactions.com) 

Copies of the above books, as well as match programmes, can normally be found for sale on AbeBooks or via specialist retailer Fine Golf Books.


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