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2017 Arnold Palmer Cup

About the Event

Atlanta Athletic Club is honored to host the 20th Anniversary of the Arnold Palmer Cup, June 6 - 11, 2017. 

The Arnold Palmer Cup is a Ryder Cup-style competition that matches the top ten collegiate male players in the United States against their counterparts from Europe. The event is free and open to the public to watch the next generation of PGA golfers. 

Schedule

Tuesday, June 6
6:30 p.m. Team Welcome Cookout and Caddie Draw
 
Wednesday, June 7
4:30 p.m. Junior Clinic and Exhibition by U.S. and European Teams
 
Thursday, June 8
9 a.m. College-Am (By Invitation Only)
5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony
6:30 p.m. 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner: A Celebration of Arnold Palmer (By Invitation Only)
 
Friday, June 9
Foursome Matches
7:30 a.m. Starting Tee Times: Five matches in which two players from each team compete in alternate-shot format
Four Ball Matches
1:30 p.m. Starting Tee Times: Five matches in which two players from each team compete in better-ball competition
 
Saturday, June 10
Singles Matches
8:30 a.m. Starting Tee Times: Ten matches in which one player from each team competes in match-play format
 
Sunday, June 11
Singles Matches
8:30 a.m. Starting Tee Times: Ten matches in which one player from each team competes in match-play format
3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony

Arnold Palmer Cup News

First Spring Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings Released

The first of three spring Arnold Palmer Cup Rankings were released for 2017 matches held June 9-11 at Atlanta Athletic Club. Additional rankings will be released Feb. 23 and March 9. The 10 person teams for both Europe and the United States will be announced March 16 during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

The Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking automatically qualifies the top six players for both sides and uses Golfstat’s NCAA Player Ranking as a base. The ranking awards bonus points for wins and high finishes, penalty for poor finishes, and contains a strength of schedule component. The remaining four players for the United States will be selected using three committee picks and one coaches pick. One of the U.S. committee picks must be a non-Division I golfer. The final four spots on Team Europe shall consist of the champion of The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, held in early April, two committee picks and one coaches pick.


APC Team Coaches Named

John Fields from the University of Texas will coach the United States and Team Europe will be led by David Inglis of Northwestern University and Scotland at the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup. The 20th anniversary Arnold Palmer Cup will be played at Atlanta Athletic Club June 9-11. Andrew DiBitetto of the University of North Carolina will serve as assistant coach for Team USA while Alan Murray of Ireland and the University of Washington will hold the role for Europe.

Team USA Coach John Fields


Team Europe Coach David Inglis

 

The Arnold Palmer Legacy

The Arnold Palmer Cup is named in honor of legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, and seeks to pass on Mr. Palmer’s values to the next generation of golfers:

The Arnold Palmer Legacy: “Be a Person of Principle”

Respect the Game: 
Love the Game and Honor It with Your Character

Play with Passion: 
Make a Total Effort & Never Quit

Never Forget
The Volunteers and Fans Who Make It Possible

Share Your Time and Talents: 
Give Back to Your Community

Your Signature is a Gift: 
Make it Legible

Your Smile is a Gift: 
Share it Often

“I had long thought an international competition such as this would enrich the lives of young men through the universal bond of the great game of golf.” 

~Arnold Palmer