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. 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.
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.
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.
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.