England Golf has today named the players who will represent the country at this year’s Men’s Home Internationals at Ballyliffin Golf Club in Ireland.
The team features a blend of youth and experience – with three outstanding members of the boys’ squad stepping up to supplement a talented group of six players drawn from the England men’s squad set-up.
The team is as follows:
- Sam Bairstow – Hallowes GC, Yorkshire
- Josh Berry – Doncaster GC, Yorkshire
- Jack Bigham – Harpenden GC, Hertfordshire
- Arron Edwards Hill – Woodbridge GC, Essex
- Olly Huggins – Frilford Heath GC, BB&O
- John Gough – The Berkshire, BB&O
- Harley Smith – The Rayleigh Club, Essex
- Ben Quinney – Rochester and Cobham Park GC, Kent
- Tyler Weaver – Bury St Edmunds GC, Suffolk
Berry, Weaver (pictured below) and Smith are the newcomers to the team from the boys’ ranks.
The format for the competition is four morning foursomes followed by eight afternoon singles.
Over the course of three days, each nation will play each other once to decide the destination of the Raymond Trophy.
Ireland is aiming to defend the title won in dramatic fashion last September at Hankley Common.
England travel hoping to repeat the form they showed the last time they visited Ireland for the Home Internationals. In 2019, England emerged triumphant from three days of golf at Lahinch Golf Club.
In total, England has won the Men’s Home International 45 times since it was first staged in 1932.
This year, for the first time, the Men’s and Women’s Home Internationals will be simultaneously staged at the same venue; the Glashedy and Old Links courses at Ballyliffin
England’s boys’ and girls’ teams will also share the spotlight when they compete in the Home Internationals at Downfield Golf Club in Dundee from 2-4 August.
The England women’s, boys’ and girls’ teams will be named in due course.