LPGA Tour Stars Headline Huge Sunningdale Foursomes Field

A number of huge names are set to compete at the Sunningdale Foursomes

Hall and Hull shake hands
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The Sunningdale Foursomes gets underway on the 7th March, with a huge field confirmed for the 89th staging of the event. Being played over the New Course in celebration of its Centenary Year (1923 - 2023), the tournament consists of 128 pairs with some huge names featuring at the Top 100 golf course.

Last year, it was Lottie Woad and Rachel Gourley who claimed a commanding victory, with a 6&5 win over the professional duo of James Ruth and Paul Hendriksen, handing them the title. Check out just some of the names featuring in the tournament below:

  • Andrew Strauss (Former England Cricket Captain) 
  • Andy Sullivan (DP World Tour) 
  • Arron Edwards-Hill (2023 Walker Cup Squad) 
  • Amy Boulden (LET) 
  • Callum Shinkwin (DP World Tour) 
  • Charley Hull (LET/LPGA) 
  • Georgia Hall (LET/LPGA) 
  • Ryann O’Toole (LET/LPGA)
  • Harley Smith (2023 Walker Cup Squad)
  • Iona Stephen (Sky Sports Presenter) 
  • John Gough (2023 Walker Cup Squad) 
  • Josh Berry (2023 Walker Cup Squad) 
  • Kipp Popert (World Number One on the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability) 
  • Robert Lee (Former ET & Sky Sports Presenter) 
  • Robert Rock (DP World Tour)

The clubhouse at Sunningdale Golf Club

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Notable names include former Women's British Open winner, Georgia Hall, multiple-time DP World Tour winner, Andy Sullivan and World No. 1 disabled golfer, Kipp Popert.

First played in 1934, the tournament features a mix of amateurs and professionals, as well as a mix of men and women. Being played in a Foursomes (also known as Alternate Shot) format, it is also the most difficult format to play.

Players are also handicapped, but all play from the same tees/par. The handicap system works like this - Male Professionals play off +1 - Male Amateurs play off 0 - Lady Professionals play off 2 - Lady Amateurs play off 3. Previously, Lady Amateurs were off 4, but the Tournament Committee has revised it to 3.

Shinkwin and Sullivan walk on

Shinkwin and Sullivan are amongst the big names featuring at Sunningdale

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You can check out the full draw for the tournament here, with previous winners of the event including current European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald, former Ryder Cup player Gordon Brand Jnr, multiple-time European Tour winners Ross Fisher and Anthony Wall, as well as Swedish LPGA Tour stars Maja Stark and Linn Grant.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x