Women’s Atlas Trophy Matches

Women’s Atlas Trophy Matches

2024 Women’s Atlas Trophy Matches Portal

The Atlas Trophy Match originated in 1938 as a competition between private club golfers, as represented by the Golf Association of Michigan or the Detroit District Golf Association and public course golfers, as represented by the Michigan Publinx Golf Association. The trophy honors Edward Atlas who was a GAM Governor, member of the USGA Public Links Committee, and an official in public golf in metropolitan Detroit.

The Women’s Atlas Trophy Match began in 1989. 

The Captains of both the “public” and “private” teams are selected by the GAM. The Captains select 12 team members each, using GAM Honor Roll points and other criteria.

It is an honor to be chosen for these teams, and golf and a “celebration dinner” are all complimentary for the players.

Traditionally, the Women’s Atlas Trophy Match is conducted in the fall. Foursomes matches are played on Saturday morning, and four-ball matches are played Saturday afternoon. Individual matches are played on Sunday. One point is awarded per match with ½ point being given to each team for a halved match. At the end of the two days, if there is a tie for the Trophy, the team currently holding the trophy, retains it.

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