1935 Ridgewood Country Club, Ridgewood, New Jersey

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2008 at 1:14 am

Great Britain sent the triumvirate of Whitcombe brothers — Charles, Ernest and Reg — but they did little to alter the home-course advantage for the Americans, who were boosted by the play of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen, Paul Runyan and Horton Smith, and the duo of Henry Picard and Johnny Revolta in the opening foursomes. Picard and Revolta turned in the “narrowest” victory for the three sets of U.S. stars, with a 6 and 5 conquest of Percy Alliss and Alf Padgham. Hagen, competing for the final time in his remarkable Ryder Cup career, joined Sarazen for a 7 and 6 romp past Alf Perry and Jack Busson. The heat wasn’t as stifling as it had been four years earlier in Columbus, Ohio, but there was clover on the fairways to distract some players. Britain’s Charles and Ernest Whitcombe combined for the only foursome victory, a 1-up decision over Olin Dutra and Ky Laffoon. However, Captain Charles Whitcombe elected to sit out the singles as he apparently felt all three Whitcombes in the Matches at the same time was unfair to other teammates. But, Hagen did the same and watched happily from the gallery as his team eased to a 6-2 domination of the singles. Hagen retired from competing in an event he had helped launch with a 7-1-1 record.

Great Britain United States
A Perry & J Busson 0 G Sarazen & W Hagen (7 & 6) 1
A H Padgham & P Alliss 0 H Picard & J Revolta (6 & 5) 1
W J Cox & E W Jarman 0 P Runyan & H Smith (9 & 8) 1
C A Whitcombe & E R Whitcombe (1 hole) 1 O Dutra & K Laffoon 0
J Busson 0 G Sarazen (3 & 2) 1
R Burton 0 P Runyan (5 & 3) 1
R Whitcombe 0 J Revolta (2 & 1) 1
A H Padgham 0 O Dutra (4 & 2) 1
P Alliss (1 hole) 1 C Wood 0
W J Cox (halved) ½ H Smith (halved) ½
E R Whitcombe 0 H Picard (3 & 2) 1
A Perry (halved) ½ S Parks (halved) ½

  1. This golf trivia is soooo boring, but not as boring as watching people play golf.

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