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1957 Lindrick Club, Yorkshire, England

Captains: Jack Burke (US), Dai Rees (GB)
GB 7 ½ - USA 4 ½


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Sir Stuart Goodwin, a Yorkshire industrialist, donated 10,000 (pounds) to finance the British Ryder Cup Team and was invited to nominate the venue. Goodwin chose Lindrick Golf Club. The British Team, selected by an entirely new points system, was led by the indomitable Dai Rees, who captained and played his team into a rousing final-day rally. The Americans built a 3-1 lead after the foursomes, but Rees and Ken Bousfield, who had teamed for the lone foursomes victory, provided the spark. The British earned a 6 ½ to 1 ½ decision in the singles. Rees held a team meeting after the foursomes to determine who should be represented the final day. Harry Weetman and Max Faulkner were chosen to stand down, though Harry Weetman was later quoted as never wanting to play again for a team captained by Rees. Weetman was later suspended by the PGA of Great Britain for one year. But Rees later moved to have the suspension reduced. Meanwhile, the British Team rallied around Rees and turned in a memorable singles performance. Rees routed Ed Furgol, 7 and 6, Bousfield eased past Lionel Hebert, 4 and 3, and Christy O'Connor outdistanced Dow Finsterwald, 7 and 6. The decisive match honor went to Bousfield, who suffered a temporary collapse on the back nine and lost three holes in a row to Hebert. Without benefit of extra scoreboards on the course, Bousfield was looking for a spark. Shortly thereafter, Rees and Faulkner appeared in the gallery and encouraged their teammate. Bousfield closed out Hebert with a halve at the 15th hole to end the match.

Flag IconGreat Britain Flag IconUnited States
P Alliss & B J Hunt0D Ford & D Finsterwald (2 & 1)1
K Bousfield & D J Rees (3 & 2)1A Wall & F Hawkins0
M Faulkner & H Weetman0T Kroll & J Burke (4 & 3)1
C O'Connor & E C Brown0R Mayer & T Bolt (7 & 5)1
E C Brown (4 & 3)1T Bolt0
R P Mills (5 & 3)1J Burke0
P Alliss0F Hawkins (2 & 1)1
K Bousfield (4 & 3)1L Herbert0
D J Rees (7 & 6)1E Furgol0
B J Hunt (6 & 5)1D Ford0
C O'Connor (7 & 6)1D Finsterwald0
H Bradshaw (halved)½R Mayer (halved)½
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