The World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council), which comprises the national governing bodies of golf in more than 120 countries are a biennial international amateur golf competition rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-Africa.
FORMAT: Each team, which has two or three players, plays 18 holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores by players from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team's score for the championship.
SCORING: During the Eisenhower Trophy competition, 18 holes of stroke play will be conducted Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th.
PRIZES: The winning team in the men's competition receives custody of the Eisenhower Trophy for the ensuing two years. Members of the winning team receive gold medals; members of the second-place team receive silver medals; and members of the third-place team receive bronze medals. The lowest individual score in each championship is recognized at the respective awards ceremony, but no prize is awarded.
THE CUP: The Eisenhower Trophy was presented in 1958 for the World Amateur Team Championship by the American Friends of Golf through the United States Golf Association and The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland. It is named in honor of United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower, an avid golfer, who received WAGC delegates at the White House in 1958. The inscription reads, "To foster friendship and sportsmanship among the Peoples of the World."