The event, set to take place at the Johns Creek, Ga., property June 9-11, matches top male college golfers in the U.S. against Europe in a Ryder Cup-style tournament. The event will include a Junior Clinic and Golf Exhibition on June 7, and is free and open to the public.
Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., will host the 20th anniversary of the Arnold Palmer Cup on June 9-11, 2017, featuring the top male university/college golfers, matching the United States against Europe in a Ryder Cup-style tournament. The tournament is free and open to the public. The United States currently leads the series 10-9-1.
Notable Arnold Palmer Cup alumni include Luke Donald (1998), Rickie Fowler (2008), Bill Haas (2002), Dustin Johnson (2007), Brandt Snedeker (2003), Matt Kuchar (1998) among others.
The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in 1997. In 2018, the participants will include corresponding women golfers who will be added to both the U.S. and International teams and will thus become the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.
Since its inception, 101 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on either the PGA or European Tours, 22 alumni have gone on to represent Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup, and 47 have claimed 173 victories on the PGA or European Tours.
The Arnold Palmer Cup teams for both Europe and the United States were announced during the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
Jekyll Brewing is partnering with Atlanta Athletic Club to serve two exclusive draft beers during the event, Team USA (Jekyll Lager) and Team Europe (Jekyll Big Creek- Kolsch). The first brewery in the Deep South was founded on Jekyll Island in 1738; today Jekyll Brewing is proud to be the first brewery located in Alpharetta, Ga.
The Arnold Palmer Cup seeks to pass on Palmer’s values to the next generation of golfers by hosting a Junior Clinic and Golf Exhibition on June 7, featuring Team USA and Team Europe. AAC is partnering with The First Tee Atlanta to welcome the public and any young golfers that wish to learn from the top ranked collegiate players in the world. Both teams will be available for autographs after the event.
All proceeds benefit Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.