1960 Curtis Cup Winner and Match Scores

The 1960 Curtis Cup was the 11th time this tournament was played. Following Team USA's win here, the overall standings were seven wins for Team USA, two for GB&I, and two ties.

Final Score: United States 6.5, Great Britain & Ireland 2.5

Dates Played: May 20-21, 1960

Location: Lindrick Golf Club in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

Team Captains: Mildred Prunaret for Team USA and Maureen Ruttle Garrett for Team GB&I

Team Rosters:

  • USA — Judy Bell, Judy Eller, Joanne Goodwin, JoAnne Gunderson, Ann Casey Johnstone, Barbara McIntire, Anne Quast
  • GB&I — Angela Ward Bonallack, Philomena Garvey, Belle McCorkindale, Ruth Porter, Elizabeth Price, Janette Robertson, Frances Stephens Smith
Notes: This was the start of a 13-Cup win streak for the USA side that extended from the 1960 Curtis Cup through the 1984 match.

Judy Bell had the biggest win in the tournament, winning 8-and-7 in her singles match. Bell went on to become, in 1996, the first woman to serve as USGA President, and later was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

There were some significant arrivals and departures on the GB&I side. Belle McCorkindale made the first of her eventual seven appearances for GB&I. Philomena Garvey, Elizabeth Price and Frances Stephens Smith of GB&I all played in their sixth and final Curtis Cup. Following this Cup, Price and Smith left sharing the GB&I record for match match wins with seven each (a record since bettered by others).

1960 Curtis Cup Results

Day 1 Foursomes
  • Angela Ward Bonallack/Elizabeth Price, GB&I, def. JoAnne Gunderson/Barbara McIntire, USA, 1-up
  • Judy Eller/Anne Quast, USA, def. Belle McCorkindale/Janette Robertson, GB&I, 4 and 2
  • Joanne Goodwin/Ann Casey Johnstone, USA, def. Ruth Porter/Frances Stephens Smith, GB&I, 3 and 2
Score after first session: USA 2, GB&I 1

Day 2 Singles

  • Elizabeth Price, GB&I, halved with Barbara McIntire, USA
  • JoAnne Gunderson, USA, def. Angela Ward Bonallack, GB&I, 2 and 1
  • Anne Quast, USA, def. Janette Robertson, GB&I, 2-up
  • Judy Eller, USA, def. Philomena Garvey, GB&I, 4 and 3
  • Judy Bell, USA, def. Belle McCorkindale, GB&I, 8 and 7
  • Ruth Porter, GB&I, def. Joanne Goodwin, USA, 1-up
Score of second session: USA 4.5, GB&I 1.5
Overall and final score: USA 6.5, GB&I 2.5

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