We Started The Crewe Cup
with one goal in mind

We started the Crewe Cup with one goal in mind, to create the best golf experience possible. The Crewe Cup is an annual event with success measured by its ability to strengthen relationships, curate new experiences, create camaraderie through competition, while increasing philanthropy. We knew that if we could create an incredible experience, we could attract the right people to bring awareness and financial support to charities that help children and young people. As golf enthusiasts, we wanted to start a tournament that we would want to play in. We invite centers of influence who share a love of the game of golf and a passion for philanthropy. Heading into its eleventh year, the Crewe Cup has become the premier amateur match-play golf tournament in the world. We’re grateful for the support of so many great people and companies and proud of the good that has come as a result.

Profits from the Crewe Cup are donated to charity.

Mike Bennett

Chairman

Pairing

Upon accepting the invitation to play in the Crewe Cup, players are entered into the tournament roster. Crewe Cup captains then meet together to choose players from the field one by one until their respective team is filled. After team selection, the captains from each team meet to set competitive matches resulting in the “Pairings”. After the first round of the tournament and before the second round, the two captains, their respective vice captains, and a Crewe Cup official use the scores from the first day to set the matches for the second day. This process will be repeated for the subsequent pairings. Pairings are subject to change and are not considered final until play begins for a particular match.

*Matches are not handicapped. However, Captains consider player handicaps when making pairings.

Format

Match Play

Each 18-hole match is played as a different form of match play. Opponents play not for score, but to win each hole independently. The lowest score on each hole will receive one point. The match is over when one player or team is up more holes over his opponent than there are holes left to play.​

Point System

Unlike stroke play, in which the unit of scoring is the total number of strokes taken over one or more rounds of golf, match play scoring consists of individual holes won, halved, or lost. On each hole, the most that can be gained is one point. Golfers play as normal, counting the strokes taken on a given hole. The golfer with the lowest score on a given hole receives one point. If the golfers tie, then the hole is halved and no points are awarded. There are no “carry-overs” if a hole is halved. The golfer with the most points at the end of 18 holes wins the match. The team with the most match wins at the end of the tournament wins the Crewe Cup.

Tradition

The Cup

A Crewe Cup is awarded to each player on the winning team. In 2019, after eight years of using the same trophy, the board of directors decided to improve the Cup by working with a family company that has manufactured many of the world’s most famous awards. Their experience has been built over five generations, dating back to 1898, truly standing the test of time. The Crewe Cup is now uniquely designed, created, and manufactured by hand using only the finest materials. Crewe Cup Champions have preferred playing rights to future tournaments. Only those who have won a Crewe Cup are permitted to invite non Crewe Cup champions to compete in future Crewe Cup tournaments (pending board approval).

The Champions Jacket

Each Crewe Cup Champion is measured for their Crewe Cup Champions Jacket by fine clothing maker, Beckett & Robb. All garments are made in Europe, using cloth from renowned British and Italian mills. The Crewe Cup Champions Jacket is custom-built for every Champion. The Champions Jacket resembles the golfer’s induction into the exclusive club of Crewe.

The Challenge Coin Ball Marker

The Crewe Cup new old tradition started in 2019 at Pinehurst. Unbeknown to most, Fort Bragg, located right next to Pinehurst, is the largest military installation in the world. It’s impossible to experience Pinehurst without feeling the influence of Fort Bragg. To support the culture and community of Pinehurst, the Crewe Cup made financial donations to charitable foundations benefiting veterans and implemented the tradition of the challenge coin ball marker to continue to support and show reverence for the U.S. armed forces. Challenge coins in military units demonstrate “proof of membership” and affiliation with a specific unit or element extending esprit de corps and morale in its proud members. Each subsequent year, a new coin ball marker will be issued to each Crewe Cup Player as proof of membership. Challenge coins have made their way into the White House, the United States Congress, and the highest levels of the Pentagon. The Crewe Cup challenge coin ball markers are minted by the highest quality .999+ Silver Bullion bars. The challenge associated with the coin is as follows: If a Crewe Cup alumnus lays down his Crewe Cup challenge coin to mark his ball, he challenges any other Crewe Cup alumni in his group to present their challenge coin. Whoever fails to present their coin, it will be their responsibility to purchase the next round of drinks/concessions for the group.

The Jason Kidd
MVP Award

In 2018, after three days of tournament play, both teams were tied with 14 points. On the fourth and final day, September 22, with one match remaining the teams were tied with 20.5 points. The final match came down to the last hole. With all players watching, Jason Kidd made a 12-foot putt on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach to win his match, giving his team the last point available to win the 2018 Crewe Cup, 21.5 to 20.5. With the most crucial shot in tournament history, his legacy was cemented in time and the Jason Kidd Award was born. The Award is given at each subsequent Crewe Cup tournament to the player whose participation most replicates the impact of Jason Kidd’s 2018 performance. To be eligible for the Jason Kidd Award, the recipient must have played on the winning team. The team captain selects which player will receive the Award. If the vice-captains on the winning team agree that the captain should receive the Award, they have the ability give the Award to their team captain.

heritage

2021

Cobbtown, GA

Ohoopee Match Club

2020

Cobbtown, GA

Ohoopee Match Club

2019

Pinehurst, NC

Pinehurst #4
Pinehurst #8
Pinehurst #2

2018

Monterey, CA

Monterey Penninsula Country Club
The Preserve
Pebble Beach Golf Links

2017

Kohler, WI

Black Wolf Run - The River
Erin Hills
Whistling Straits - The Irish
Whistling Straits - The Straits

2016

Graniteville, SC

Sage Valley Golf Club

2015

Bandon, OR

Bandon Trails
Old MacDonald
Bandon Dunes
Pacific Dunes

2014

Scotland, UK

Kingsbarns Golf Links
Trump International Scotland
Loch Lomond Golf Club
Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course​

2013

Monterey, CA

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach Golf Links

2012

Monterey, CA

Spyglass Hill
Pebble Beach Golf Links

2011

Park City, UT

Glenwild
Victory Ranch

“Crewe Cup was without a doubt the most amazing golf tournament that I have ever been a part of. Getting a chance to play at some of the top golf destinations in the world with a group of great guys while raising money for charity is unbelievable.”
Deron Williams
3x NBA All-Star
“There is no finer golf tournament anywhere! The people involved, the competition, the locations...everything is of the highest quality.”
ROB RIGGLE
Actor
“The Crewe Cup was the best competition since I’ve retired. The perfect blend of high-level competition, wold-class golf, impactful philanthropy, and entertaining camaraderie.”
SHANE BATTIER
Miami Heat
“Hands down the Crewe Cup from top to bottom is the best golf tournament I have ever been a part of. First-class golf, first-class treatment, and first-class players; it’s simply the best of the best.”
CHRIS PRONGER
NHL Hall of Fame
“The Crewe Cup was one of the best experiences of my life.”
KURT RUSSELL
Actor
“The Crewe Cup is amazing. Nothing better than a special group of guys in a special place playing the game we love. It does not get better than this.”
J.J. BAREA
Dallas Mavericks
“The Crewe Cup is the most fun, prestigious, and competitive golf event I have ever participated in. The level of planning and detail are unmatched. It is perfect!”
Josh Greenstein
President of Sony Pictures
“The Crewe Cup is a special experience. Raising money for children’s charities while competing is so much fun. The venues are world class, the matches are fierce, and the golf is great. However, the camaraderie and life-long friendships made are what I truly love about the Crewe Cup.”
Danny Ainge
President of the Boston Celtics
“The Crewe Cup is by far the best event I have been a part of. We had a great leader who led us to victory. Can’t say enough about my teammates.”
JASON KIDD
NBA Hall of Fame
“The Crewe Cup is the best amateur golf tournament in the world. It’s like a Major for the amateur golfer. There is the Dunhill, the AT&T Pro-AM, and the Crewe Cup.”
RYAN SMITH
Owner of the Utah Jazz
“Thank you for bringing me on the ride of a lifetime, that is the Crewe Cup. What a great group of guys you’ve assembled to compete with intensity, humility, and just plain fun. This group felt like a brotherhood in many ways.”
BLAKE IRVING
CEO of GoDaddy
“It literally doesn’t get better than the Crewe Cup.”
OLIVER HUDSON
Actor
“It was everything people told me it would be, the people are wonderful. You know it’s a great tournament when everyone who plays in it, hopes to be invited back.”
Ozzie Smith
MLB Hall of Fame
“Clear the calendar if you get the invite. The quality of people, venue, format and competition make it easily the best amateur golf tournament around.”
Jerome Bettis
NFL Hall of Fame
"I've played in a lot of golf tournaments and nothing compares to the Crewe Cup. It's been an honor to have been able to compete in such a prestigious event that helps so many young people.”
Julius Erving
NBA Hall of Fame