The USGA have begun preparations to regain the Curtis Cup after naming Virginia Derby Grimes as the team's captain for the 2018 contest at Quaker Ridge Golf Club.
A former U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, Grimes was a member of the victorious 1998, 2000 and 2006 USA Curtis Cup Teams and owns a 4-0-1 record in foursomes, which is tied for the second-best record in Curtis Cup history. She is one of 10 women on either side to go undefeated while playing in at least four foursomes (alternate-shot) matches.
“To captain the 2018 Curtis Cup Team and represent the United States and the USGA is both an honor and a privilege,” said Derby Grimes.
“Having the opportunity to play on three winning Curtis Cup Teams remains one of the most gratifying accomplishments of my career. My captains – Barbara McIntire in 1998, Jane Booth in 2000 and Carol Semple Thompson in 2006 – all made lasting impressions on me, and I hope I am able to continue that tradition by sharing my perspective and passion for this game that continues to teach me so much.”
The USA will be looking to win back the trophy on home soil after a dramatic defeat at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in June last year.
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