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1st World Cup
2004 - Chia, Italy
2nd World Cup
2006 - Teia, Barcelona, Spain
3rd World Cup
2008 - Papendal, Arnhem, Holland
4th World Cup
2012 - Royal Meath, Clonee, Ireland
5th World Cup
2016 -

Key Facts and Figures

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WC 2004 Results.
WC 2004 Player Stats.
WC 2004 News.

WC 2006 Results.
WC 2006 Player stats.
WC 2006 News.

WC 2008 Results.
WC 2008 Player Stats.
WC 2008 News

WC 2012 Results
WC 2012 Player Stats.
WC 2012 News

WORLD CUP - Ireland crowned champions

The sun shone at Royal Meath and the large gallery enjoyed an entertaining and sportingly contested World Cup final. Morning play was very tight and only final green birdies by Ray Murphy in the foursomes and John Walsh in singles gave the home country a 2-0 advantage. Ray Murphy was always in command against Brendon Underwood in the afternoon and won by 7&6. John Ross Crangle gradually overcame the spirited challenge of Tom Rickitt. John Walsh triumphed on the final green against Aussie icon James Rogerson to complete a 5-0 success for the Irish. Netherlands finished third, beating Norway 4-1. Catalonia overcame an opening session deficit to defeat Switzerland 3-2 and place 5th. Galicia beat GB for 7th slot.

Final scores here..


Second Flight Round Robin details..


WC 2012 Final Ranking
Complete WC 2012 Player Stats.

WORLD CUP - First Northern v. Southern Hemisphere Decider!

Ireland and Australia will contest the IV World Cup final at Royal Meath, their first international Pitch and Putt encounter since Glenville 1997. In sometimes miserably wet conditions on Saturday afternoon, the Irish and the Aussies qualified for the final with 3-2 semi-final victories. Ireland overcame the Dutch despite the heroics of Rolf Kwant, who in one day claimed the considerable scalps of both John Walsh and John Ross Crangle. Inspired by James Rogerson's two singles wins, Australia beat Norway, who had earlier eliminated former two-time winners Catalonia. Catalonia will play Switzerland for 5th/6th place after beating Galicia. The Swiss victory over Great Britain was another (albeit slight) surprise.


Semi-Final details here..


Second Flight Round Robin details..


WORLD CUP - Catalonia crash out!

Holders Ireland will face Holland in the first of this afternoon's World Cup semi-finals. Ireland completed a 5-0 victory over Switzerland in the quarter-final while the Dutch defeated GB 4-1, Steve Deeble's Saturday win over Rolf Kwant the sole British success. Shock of the championship was plucky Norway's 3.5 to 1.5 matches quarter-final success over 2004 and 2006 World champions Catalonia. Anders Langeland defeated Marc Lloret by 1 hole for the second successive day. John Djup also won on the last green against Antonio Penalva while Brent Kristland Nerland halved with World Strokeplay champion Fernando Cano. The jubilant Norwegians will now face Australia in the last four. Australia were 4-1 victors over Galicia in the other quarter-final.


Full details here..



Second Flight Round Robin details..


WORLD CUP - Host nation top seeds after Strokeplay

Ireland produced a team total of 32 under par 238 to finish as No. 1 seeds after the Strokeplay qualifying round at Royal Meath. John Walsh fired a brilliant 94 for 36 holes after a second round 44. Ray Murphy finished on 97 while John Crange scored 100. Crangle's opening 53 was the discard 18 and Ireland finished 26 shots clear of Catalonia. Catalonia just pipped the impressive Australians for second slot by a single stroke. Marc Lloret and Fernando Cano fired 99 and 100 respectively for the Catalans. The irrepressible James Rogerson carded a fine 98 for the Australians, which was ably backed-up by 104 from Brendon Underwood, returning to Royal Meath 17 years after he represented Australia here in 1995. Holland finished fourth on 262 and the main World Cup Matchplay flight is completed by Great Britain, Galicia, Norway and Switzerland.

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Matchplay: Ireland v. Switzerland; Catalonia v. Norway; Australia v. Galicia; Holland v. GB.


WORLD CUP - Opening Ceremony

Typical Irish summer showers did not a large attendance from enjoying the Opening Ceremony of the 4th World Cup of Pitch and Putt at Royal Meath on Thursday 23 August. PPUI President Myles McMorrow welcomed all the teams and spectators. Other speakers were Frank Smith, President of FIPPA and Chairman of the host club, Pat White. The Blanchardstown Brass Band (one of Ireland's oldest bands) entertained the gathering with some rousing tunes and then played the national anthems of the competing nations as former PPUI President (and championship referee) Eamonn Birchall raised the flags.

The draw for Friday's Strokeplay qualifying took place after the Opening Ceremony.
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