The Georgia Cup History
Established at The Golf Club of Georgia in 1998, The Georgia Cup annually brings together the reigning United States and British Amateur Champions in advance of the Masters. Georgia Tech player, Matt Kuchar won the 1997 United States Amateur Championship and in the Spring of 1998 a new tradition was born, The Georgia Cup hosted at The Golf Club of Georgia. The Georgia Cup an 18-hole charity match between the reigning United States Amateur Champion and British Amateur Champion. Matt Kuchar defeated Craig Watson in 1998 to win the first Georgia Cup match. This tradition continues today with a reception following play before the Amateurs head to Augusta to compete in the Masters Tournament.
The Georgia Cup presents a special opportunity for galleries attending at The Golf Club of Georgia. Entry is complimentary as spectators are invited to spend the day with the two finest amateur golfers in the world. In the spirit and intimacy of the Walker Cup matches, fans can walk with the players, unhindered by gallery ropes and able to enjoy a unique perspective. Over the years, The Georgia Cup has grown from an intimate Club event to a unique amateur championship known on both sides of the Atlantic.
The 2022 Georgia Cup Match
The 25th Annual Georgia Cup Match was held on March 27, 2022. After playing 18 holes on the Lakeside course, U.S. Amateur Champion, James Piot, defeated British Amateur Champion, Laird Shepherd, by a score of 1-up. In total, the 2022 Georgia Cup Invitational and Match raised $250,000 for our charity recpient, Folds of Honor.
James Piot (U.S. Amateur Champion) Laird Shepherd (British Amateur Champion)
The Georgia Cup, Inc. is a non-profit 503(c) organization. All contributions are tax deductible. This year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Georgia Cup. The Georgia Cup brings together golf enthusiasts and supporters of the game to benefit Folds of Honor. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried forth its noble mission: to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members. Their motto says it all, "Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy."