Category Archives: Golf

Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup 2017

The Presidents Cup is a series of men’s golf matches between a team representing the United States, and an International Team representing the rest of the world, minus Europe. Europe competes against the United States in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. Since 1994, the Presidents Cup has been held biennially. Originally, […]

The Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. It is named after the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim, who was a driving force behind its creation. The inaugural Cup was held in 1990, and the event was staged in even number […]

Golf - Royal Birkdale

History of the British Open

First played in 1860, on the humble Prestwick Golf Course, the British Open has been celebrated annually for almost 160 years, making it the world’s oldest golfing championship. Over the years, the Claret Jug has been awarded to players of the highest calibre, from Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo, to Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy […]

The Scottish Open

History of the Scottish Open

The Scottish Open, currently known as the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, is a golf tournament on the European Tour. It is one of the richer events on the Tour, and traditionally takes place the week prior to the British Open Championship, making it the last chance for European Tour players to qualify for the […]

Staff Interview – Callum Macaulay

Callum Macaulay hails from Kincardine, Scotland and is one of our sports consultants here at FirstPoint USA. Callum is also a former FirstPoint USA client and and Hall of Fame athlete; he attended the University of Mississippi with a golf scholarship. Here the Scottish golfer tells us a bit more about himself and shares his […]

Golfer - Lewis Irvine

Lewis Irvine – Welcome to FirstPoint USA

Golfer Lewis Irvine has recently joined the ranks here at FirstPoint USA. Lewis hails from Burnside, Glasgow and has previously attended Burnside Primary School and Hutchesons’ Grammar School. Here, Lewis tells us a bit more about himself and why he was attracted to a sports scholarship and studying out in the US. Throughout school, Lewis […]

History of Golf in College Sport

When collegiate golf first appeared in American universities, it was broadly identical to the sport’s origin overseas – exclusive to rich males only. This meant golf was first seen in Ivy League colleges, such as Yale and Princeton, which were among the first universities to win NCAA championships in the late 1800s into the 20th […]

The US Open 2017

During the week of 12th-18th of June, 2017, the U.S. Open Championship will be contested in Wisconsin for the first time. The championship will welcome the world’s top players competing for the title that has been contested since 1895. The United States Golf Association will provide the ultimate, most comprehensive test in golf to identify […]

Danny Willett Former Golf Client

FirstPoint Athlete Makes 2016 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Shortlist!

On Monday evening the shortlist for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award was announced and it featured one of our Hall Of Fame inductees, Danny Willett! The Sheffield born golfer is up against a wide array of sporting talent such as Gareth Bale, Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jason Kenny. Danny made […]

Ryder Cup 2016 Players – Which US College Did They Attend?

Team Europe Darren Clarke – European Captain – Wake Forrest University Clarke was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and in 1987 he played collegiate golf at Wake Forest University .A Ryder Cup legend who this weekend, captained his side for the first time. The finest moment of a distinguish career came in 2011 […]