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2005 WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The 'World Club Championship', the competition where only the champions of world renowned golf clubs participate, was held from May 4 to May 6 at the Nine Bridges, the golf course that was the first in Korea to be included in World's top 100 private courses in 2004. The World Club Championship celebrating its third competition received reviews as a club reborn with a new history, as many influential people in the Golf World attended this competition.

One of them was Gary Gaillian, the chairperson of top 100 course selection committee for American golf magazine. It was his first visit to Korea, and upon his visit to Nine Bridges, the official sponsor medium for World Club Championship, he commented that "WCC is very meaningful competition, as a place of celebration for World's amateur golfers, and it has played its part as the guardians of true amateurism," and also said that "I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful competition." Beside Gary Gaillian, 7~8 other panels visited the Nine Bridges to see the golf course arising as the best course in Asia, reaffirming the reputation of Nine Bridges.

Participating clubs included four from America including Pine Valley, ranked number 1 spot in the world, tow from Scotland including Saint Andrews that opened British Open, two from Australia including the previous year's winner Kingston Heath, two from Britain including Sunningdale, their third participation, Lahinch from Ireland with beautiful surroundings, Royal Port Rush from North Ireland, Saint George from Canada, Naruo of Japan, Balderama of Spain, Durban from South Africa, Morfanteneur from France, their first participation in this competition, and Club Nine Bridges of Korea resulting in a participation of 18 different clubs from 12 countries.

Royal Port Rush team (North Ireland) that created the teenager sensation won the 2005 World Club Championship. Due to the storm and fog, the competition did not complete the initial plan of three rounds, and the winner was chosen from the result of first round, where participants Matthew Calfin (17 years old) and Christopher Hugh (18 years old) of Royal Port Rush Played four ball stroke method (best score is selected and recorded) and scoring 5 under par on the first day, surprising all people involved at the competition.

Participant clubs
2005 Participant clubs
Participant countries club name
Australia Royal Melbourne
Kingston Heath
Canada St.George's Golf & CC
England Sunningdale
Royal St. George's
France Morfontaine
Ireland Lahinch
Japan Naruo
N. Ireland Royal Portrush
Scotland St. Andrews
Royal Troon
South Africa Durban
South Korea Nine Bridges
Spain Valderrama
USA Pine Valley
Merion
Seminole
LA CC
final result
2004 final result
rank score club name country
1 -5 Royal Portrush Northern Ireland
2 -2 Sunningdale England(2004 2nd place team)
2 -2 Royal St. George's England
4 -1 Kingston Heath Australia(2004 defending champions)
4 -1 Durban South Africa
4 -1 Naruo Japan
4 -1 St. Andrews Scotland
8 E Lahinch Ireland
9 +1 Pine Valley USA
9 +1 Los Angeles(North) USA
11 +2 Valderrama Spain
11 +2 Royal Melbourne Australia
13 +3 St. George's Canada
14 +4 Merion USA
15 +5 Seminole USA
15 +5 Morfontaine France
17 +6 Royal Troon Scotland
18 +8 Nine Bridges South Korea
photo sketch
  • 2005 wcc, the 1st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 2st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 3st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 4st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 5st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 6st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 7st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 8st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 9st photo
  • 2005 wcc, the 10st photo

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