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 2023 Georgia Cup Match
The 26th Annual Georgia Cup Match was held on the Lakeside Course on Sunday, March 26th. Reigning U.S. Amateur Champion, Sam Bennett, competed against reigning British Amateur Champion, Aldrich Potgieter in a head-to-head match. After an early weather delay, Potgieter seized control of the match with four consecutive birdies on holes 8 thru 11. Potgieter continued the pressure for three more holes, eventually closing out the match with a 5&4 win.
Pictured above: Potgieter and Bennett pose with their engraved watches which are gifted to each player for competing in the Georgia Cup Match.
The Georgia Cup, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible. In 2023, we celebrated the 26th anniversary of the Georgia Cup and raised $250,000 for our charity recpient, the Folds of Honor Foundation. 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."
To learn more about the Georgia Cup or to make a donation in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation, please email Evan Keimig: [email protected]