Nigel Edwards has been reappointed as the Captain of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team that will meet the United States of America challenge at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in the 2015 match. Edwards (45) will also captain the GB&I team as they take on the Continent of Europe in the St Andrews Trophy match at Barseback in Sweden on 29 and 30 August this year.
Originally from Caerphilly, Wales, Edwards will serve as Walker Cup Captain for the third time in succession as the GB&I team tries to win back the trophy in England next year. He is the first person in the modern era to be invited to captain the GB&I team three times. Currently Edwards is Performance Director for England Golf, and previously served as Director of Player Development and Coaching at The Golf Union of Wales.
Confirming the reappointment Jonathan Plaxton, Chairman of The R&A Selection Committee said, “Nigel has demonstrated great passion and pride for the Walker Cup and the St Andrews Trophy and we are very pleased that he has accepted the invitation to lead the GB&I teams both this year and next.”