III WORLD CUP DETAILS
Ireland won the 2008 World Cup of Pitch and Putt at Papendal, near Arnhem, the Netherlands on Saturday 18 October. Leading the host nation by 1.5 matches to 0.5 after the opening round of one foursome and one singles, Ireland garnered 2.5 points out of the three afternoon singles to win 4-1 overall. Star of the tournament Paul O'Brien (Lakeside) beat Jan Tijhuis 4&3. Derek Courtney (Glenville) birdied two of the last three holes to edge out Dutch star Patrick Luning while Ray Murphy gave a generous half to Rolf Kwant with the overall result decided. Catalonia finished third with Great Britain fourth.
Patrick Luning (Netherlands) recorded an impressive 93 to be the leading scorer in the Strokeplay qualifying round while Ireland's captain on the course Ray Murphy was next on 97. Fair play award of the tournanent went to the ebullient Aussie Stewart Genge.
Wednesday 15 October - Am-Am Team Event. 1 player from each of the 18 teams playing a Texas Scramble Team format with celebrities and corporate teams - 2.30 p.m.. Opening Cermony wlll take place on Wednesday evening at 6.00 p.m.
Thursday 16 October - 36 hole Strokeplay Qualifying Round for World Cup from 9.00 a.m.; Matchplay Opening Round in the afternoon.
Friday 17 October - Matchplay Rounds from 8.00 a.m.
Saturday 18 October - Finals from 9.00 a.m.
The 3rd World Cup of Pitch and Putt was held near Arnhem, The Netherlands, at the Papendal course and was won by the team from Ireland. Final Placings:
STROKEPLAY QUALIFYING ROUNDS
Runners-up on their debut in 2006, the Andorrans will journey to Papendal with great expectations. The team manager is Francesc Gaset and the reserve player is Iván Sanz. Boasting two survivors from the Teia trio, the 2008 Andorra team is:
Runner-up World Cup 2006
Runner-up World Cup 2006; Andorran Pairs Champion 2008
Andorran Pairs Champion 2008
Here is the team of three that will make one of the longest trips to the 2008 World Cup. The team manager is Charlie Hutchison.
ACT state titles 2001, 2002, 2007.
NSW, SA, Queensland state titles 2007.
Australian national titles 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007.
Australian Masters 2008.
5 times club champion Canberra International.
Marie is among the top 3 Women players in Australia. She recently had her 70th birthday.
Currently ranked second in Australia.
Has won the Canberra Southern Cross Club Club championships 4 times out of 9 years since the club opened.
Won the ACT State championships twice and was runner up once.
Won the 2008 South Australia Open with the best 4 round total score in the championship's history.
Newcomers Belgium will make the relatively short journey to Arnhem for the World Cup. The team manager is Matthieu Donnadieu. Their team is:
Age 13. Playing out of Mont Garni, this young player is one of the best juniors in Belgium.
Age 22. Another Mont Garni member and having his best season to date in 2008.
The most experienced Belgian player for Papendal. Has been Belgian cross-handed champion on a number of occasions. On the even of the championship Jérome Boutique has been replaced by Jean-François CORNEZ.
Holders Catalonia were leaving nothing to chance in their preparation for next month's World Cup. The Catalans held their final trial at the World Cup venue - Papendal. The team manager is Xavi Ponsdemenech.
A World Cup winner with Catalonia in 2006.
Played for Catalonia against Ireland in the historic win earlier this year.
Another victor over the Irish at Platja d'Aro
Our South American friends have named their team for Papendal. The team manager is Max Valenzuela. Their line-up is
France has announced an experienced team for the World Cup in Papendal, Arnhem from 16-18 October 2008. The team manager is Bernard Dinnat.
Age 58. Club: Forêt de Montpensier.
He played for France at the Euopean championship at McDonagh in 2003 and at Chia Laguna in the 2004 World Cup.
Winner of the Italian Open in 2005.
Age 53. Club: Domaine de Barres.
Represented France in the European championship at McDonagh 2003, Overbetuwe 2005 and at Chia Laguna 2007.
He was winner of the French "Challenge National" 2008.
Winner of San Marino Open in 2004.
Age 44. Club: Jean Club.
Third in French "Challenge National" 2008.
The team manager is Max Hergt. This is the team selected by newcomers Germany:
Date of Birth 19.06.1968
Date of Birth 12.10.1957
Date of Birth 21.02.1974
The team manager is Ron Cope. Great Britain will be hoping to make a strong impact at this year's World Cup. The British trio for Papendal is:
Has played regularly for Britian at international level, including European championships and past World Cups.
Reigning British Strokeplay champion.
Former British Strokeplay champion and successful campaigner on the Irish Scratch Cup circuit.
The team manager is Breda Brophy. Favourites Ireland will be represented by some of the most experienced players in the country in the 2008 World Cup. They are:
Holds seven Irish individual titles - an all time record.
1994 Munster Matchplay champion.
2002 Munster Strokeplay champion.
Ireland debut in 1994 v. Australia.
Helped Ireland to the 2001 and 2007 European Team championships. International Record: Foursomes: W9 L1 H0. Fourballs: W4 L3 H1. Singles: W16 L2 H1
Total Points: 30
1994 National Matchplay champion.
Runner-up in 2007 National Strokeplay championship.
Leinster Matchplay champion 2005.
First played for Ireland in 1993.
Played on Ireland's 2003 and 2007 European Team championship winning sides.
International Record: Foursomes: W7 L0 H1. Fourballs: W1 L0 H1. Singles: W13 L1 H1
Total Points: 22.5
National Matchplay Runner-up 2007.
Munster Matchplay champion 2005.
Munster Juvenile Strokeplay champion 1993.
Munster Juvenile Matchplay champion 1994, 1995, 1996.
His first international appearance came at Papendal in the Willie Parker Challenge Cup in 2006.
Helped Ireland to the European championship in Chia last year.
International Record: Foursomes: W2 L1 H1. Fourballs: W2 L0 H0. Singles: W5 L1 H1
Total Points: 11
The team manager is Fabrizio Frassoldati. The Italians will bring an experienced team to Papendal:
The team manager is Rinus Huberts. The home country Holland has selected a very strong team for the World Cup in Papendal, Arnhem from 16-18 October 2008. It is:
Date of Birth 5 March 1966. Club: Koekange
Netherlands Strokeplay Champion: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
Nederlands Matchplay Champion: 2004, 2005
Ranking titles: 37
Runner-up French Open 2008
Date of Birth 7 March 1973. Club: Overbetuwe
Netherlands Strokeplay Champion: 1999, 2002
Nederlands Matchplay Champion: 2007
Ranking titles: 7
Leading qualifier European championship 2003 (joint), 2005
Date of Birth 7 January 1965. Club: Koekange
Ranking titles: 1
Course Record Holder at French Open (Le Grande Motte) - 46
The team manager is Jo G Brand. The Norwegians used the 2008 Pitch and Putt Cup on 23 August to select their team of three for the 2008 World Cup. Norway's team is:
Third in Pitch and Putt Cup 2008 on 113.
Winner of the Pitch and Putt Cup on 107.
2nd place Pitch and Putt Cup on 111.
The team manager is Giulio CARAMASCHI. San Marino has been a proud participant in every World Cup to date. The San Marino team at Papendal will be:
The team manager is Oliver Schuhmacher. The Swiss team will aim to improve on their position of 9th at the Teia event when they arrive in Arnhem for the 2008 World Cup. Switzerland's team is:
Swiss Champion 2008.
2nd place Swiss Championship.
3rd place Swiss Championship.
- WC2008 spreadsheet, for complete results of every match. (81 Kb, xls file)
- Provisional World Cup Schedule (31 Kb, xls file)
- World Cup Format and outline rules (29 Kb, doc file)