Palmer Cup

Palmer Cup

Rich Harvest Farms is proud to have hosted a highly successful 2015 Palmer Cup!

The Palmer Cup, named after the great Arnold Palmer is a Ryder Cup-style golf event that brings together the top ten collegiate players in the United States against their counterparts from Europe. Arnold Palmer, a former collegiate player himself, has been called America’s greatest Ambassador for the game of golf.

Event Photos
Team Rosters
The 2015 Palmer Cup teams were coached by Georgia Tech’s Bruce Heppler (USA) & Jean Van de Velde (Europe). Read more about the coaches here.

Event History
The inaugural Palmer Cup was played at Bay Hill Club in Florida in June 1997. Since its inception, the tournament has been played at such historic venues as The Honors Course, Royal Liverpool, Baltusrol, Doonbeg, Cassique, Ballybunion, Whistling Straits-The Irish, Prestwick, Caves Valley  and, most recently, Wilmington Country Club in 2013.

In 2002 a decision was made to alter the team composition by adding all European players instead of just those from Great Britain and Ireland. The affects of this decision has significantly changed the Palmer Cup in its international appeal and competitiveness of the matches. Teams were expanded to 10 players each starting in 2013 and currently the United States leads the all-time series 9-7-1.

Former Palmer Cup players include: Luke Donald, Rory Sabbatini, Russell Henley, Charles Howell, III, Jonas Blixt, Jonathan Byrd, Ben Curtis, 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover, Bryce Molder, 2010 U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, D.J. Trahan, Alejandro Canazares, Gonzalo Castano, J.B. Holmes, 2006 USGA Amateur Champion Richard Ramsey, Open de Portugal winner Pablo Martin, Dustin Johnson, and Luke List.