The Solheim Cup (like its male counterpart the Ryder Cup) takes place every two years between teams of female professional golfers from Europe and the USA, with the venue switching between courses in the United States and Europe. When it is played, it is one of the major highlights of that years golfing calendar.
Originally held in 1990 and named after the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim, a driving force behind its creation, the competition is now held in odd numbered years to alternate with the Ryder Cup.
Like the Ryder Cup, the Solheim Cup is played over the course of three days, between teams of 12 players on a match play basis. Teams are selected based on players positions in tournaments, ranking positions and captain’s picks. Team captains are typically selected from recently retired professional golfers with previous Solheim Cup playing experience.
Although still in its relative infancy, the Solheim Cup has rapidly grown to be a highly competitive event with fans travelling from all around the world to spectate.
SGH Sporting Events will be happy to discuss a travel, accommodation and golf break to take in this biennial event.