1936 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1936 Curtis Cup was the third time this tournament was played. Following the tie score here, the all-time standing was two wins for the United States and none for Great Britain, with one tie.

Final Score: USA 4.5, Great Britain 4.5

Date Played: May 6, 1936

Location: The King's Course at Gleaneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

Team Captains: Doris Chambers for Great Britain and Glenna Collett Vare for USA.

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Patty Berg, Leona Cheney, Maureen Orcutt, Charlotte Glutting, Aniela Goldthwaite, Opal Hill, Marion Miley, Glenna Collett Vare (playing captain)
  • Great Britain — Jessie Anderson, Pam Barton, Marjorie Ross Garon, Helen Holm, Wanda Morgan, Bridget Newell, Phyllis Wade, Pat Walker
Notes: When Maureen Orcutt (playing under her married name, Maureen Crews) defeated Pat Walker in singles, Team USA reached 4.5 points, guaranteeing it would retain the cup. In the final match on the course, Great Britain's Jessie Anderson beat Leona Cheney, making the final score a tie. But as the holders of the Curtis Cup entering this match, the tie meant Team USA retained the cup.

Glenna Collett Vare was the USA's captain for the second time, and also played for the second time (after debuting as a player in the inaugural 1932 Curtis Cup.

Collett Vare's partner in foursomes was 18-year-old Patty Berg — whom Collett Vare had defeated in the championship match at the 1935 U.S. Women's Amateur — and they halved their match. In singles, Berg lost, 4 and 3, to Helen Holm. It was an inauspicious debut on the international stage for Berg, who went on to be one of the first major stars of women's professional golf — she still holds the LPGA record today with 15 wins in professional majors.

1936 Curtis Cup Results

  • Wanda Morgan/Marjorie Ross Garon, Great Britain, halved with Glenna Collett Vare/Patty Berg, USA
  • Maureen Orcutt/Leona Cheney, USA def. Pat Walker/Pam Barton, Great Britain, 2 and 1
  • Helen Holm/Jessie Anderson, Great Britain def. Opal Hill/Charlotte Glutting, USA, 3 and 2
Score after first session: USA 1.5, Great Britain 1.5


  • Glenna Collett Vare, USA def. Wanda Morgan, Great Britain, 3 and 2
  • Helen Holm, Great Britain, def. Patty Berg, USA, 4 and 3
  • Charlotte Glutting, USA, def. Pam Barton, Great Britain, 1-up
  • Maureen Orcutt, USA, def. Pat Walker, Great Britain, 1-up
  • Jessie Anderson, Great Britain, def. Leona Cheney, USA, 1-up
  • Marjorie Ross Garon, Great Britain, def. Opal Hill, USA, 7 and 5
Score of second session: USA 3, Great Britain 3
Overall and final score: USA 4.5, Great Britain 4.5

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