Published by:
Matt Millard

September 15 2023

Hosts claim second TGI Partnership Trophy in association with Callaway, Callaway Apparel & TravisMathew

Scotland ended Irish dominance of the TGI Partnership Trophy with a hard fought win at the stunning Fairmont St Andrews this week.

The event, held in association with Callaway, Callaway Apparel and TravisMathew pitches teams of eight Partners from Scotland, England & Wales and Ireland against each other in a Ryder Cup style event, with fourballs and singles matches.

The Scots made home advantage count at the spiritual Home of Golf, pipping Ireland to the win by just two and a half points.

Following the first day fourballs Scotland held a dominant four point lead with England & Wales in second and Ireland a single point further back.

Despite a surge from Ireland in the final day singles where they won five of the eight matches, the Scots put enough points on the board to take the victory with three wins of their own and four second places.

The event brought together 24 Partners from across the home nations of TGI Golf to spend three days at the Fairmont St Andrews resort. All Partners were decked out in team uniforms supplied by Callaway Apparel and TravisMathew, as well as team bags, caps and golf balls supplied by Callaway.

Adele McLean, Group Services Director said: “It has been a great few days at St Andrews with some exceptional golf being played by our Partners. Congratulations to Scotland for securing their second Partnership Trophy and thank you to our sponsors Callaway, Callaway Apparel and TravisMathew. The whole event has been played in a great spirit and it is always amazing to see Partners from all the nations mixing and spending time with each other – it is what the partnership is all about.”

Greg Pearse, Callaway Commercial Director, added: “We’re incredibly proud to support the TGI Partnership Trophy, it is always one of the highlights of our year. Many of the Partners commented on how special they felt  playing in this event, which is always lovely to hear. We want to ensure the location, the golf, the camaraderie and even the weather is first class...Fairmont St Andrews delivered.

“We’re already discussing options for how we take the 2024 event to new heights.”

The victorious Scottish team, captained by Retail Consultant Ricky Gray was - James Erskine (Dumfries & County), Jordan Gallagher (Baberton), Graeme McDougall (The Bishopbriggs), Callum Nicoll (Fairmont St Andrews), David Patrick (Bruntsfield Links), Alan Reid (Melville Driving Range), Chris Robinson (Portpatrick Dunksey) and Gordon Stewart (Cawder).

Ireland, captained by Retail Consultant Peter Smyth was made up of - David Barry (Douglas), Jimmy Bolger (Kilkenny), Dylan Burke (Clonmel), Brian Cosgrove (Newlands), Paul Eivers (Cahir Park), Brendan McGovern (Headfort), David Ryan (East Cork) and Simon Thornton (Spa).

England & Wales, who were skippered by Retail Consultant Chris Taylor was - Adrian Ambler (Meltham), Carl Bianco (Woking), Gordon Cattrell (Middlesbrough), Ed Goodwin (Lilley Brook), Danny Hill (Bush Hill), Simon Leahy (Ultimate Golf), Andy Rhodes (Keighley) and Martyn Stubbings (Seaton Carew).