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The 19th Palmer Cup will be played at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove Illinois on June 12th, 13th and 14th.

Currently the United States leads the all-time series over Europe by a 9-8-1 total.

Earlier this year the coaches for the two teams were announced. For the United States Bruce Heppler the current head coach at Georgia Tech University, while Jean Van de Velde from France was named the head coach for Europe.


The Palmer Cup, A tribute to the legacy of Arnold Palmer.

This past Friday the teams for both Europe and the United States were announced.

At that time the assistant coaches for both teams were also announced. For Team USA it is Chris Hill from the University of the Pacific,and for Europe it is Janice Moodie from Scotland. Moodie played for Team Europe in the 2009 Solheim Cup won by the United States when it was played at Rich Harvest Farms.


Players selected by rankings. Lee McCoy-Georgia, Maverick McNealy-Stanford, Hunter Steward-Vanderbilt, Robby Shelton-Alabama, Jack Maguire-Florida State,and Beau Hossler-Texas. Committee Selections: Kyle Jones-Baylor, Ollie Schniederjans-Georgia Tech. Non-Division 1 Selection-Carr Vernon, CSU Monterey Bay, Coach Bruce Hepplers Pick-Anders Anderson, Georgia Tech.


Players selected by rankings. Jon Rahm-Spain, Max Rottluff-Germany, Rowin Caron-Netherlands, Adrian Meronk-Poland, Clement Sordet-France, Thomas Detry-Belgium. Committee Selections, Gary Hurley-Ireland, Mattias Schwab-Austria, R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, Mattias Eggenberger-Liechtenstein, Coach Van de Velde’s Pick Pep Angles-Spain.

The matches begin on Friday June 12th at Rich Harvest Farms. Admission and parking are free on all three days. Spectators are allowed to walk the fairwayswith the players during the tournament. For more information please visit or see

The Palmer Cup is the first major amateur event at Rich Harvest Farms this summer, the second will be the Western Amateur that will be conducted the first week of August. Rich Harvest Farms will host the 2016 LPGA International Crown in July 2016, and in 2017 will be home to the NCAA Division 1 Golf Championships.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.