BRADENTON, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2014) -- Announced in late 2013, the Concession Cup is already gearing up to be one of the amateur game's top events when it kicks off in April.
Tournament officials of the May 1-3 biennial amateur team match-play comptition featuring mid-amateur, senior and super senior players from the United States and Great Britain & Ireland announced the first grouping of players as well as team captains fro the inaugural event.
For the U.S., Vinny Giles will lead a talented group of players, including 2015 Walker Cup captain John Miller, 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur Doug Hanzel, Paul Simson, Chip Lutz, George Zahringer, Pat Tallent and Danny Yates.
Giles, of course, is a former winner of the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Senior Amateur and British Amateur and member of four Walker Cup squads from 1969-1975.
The Great Britain & Ireland squad will be captained by Garth McGimpsey, who won the 1985 British Amateur and the 1988 Eisenhower Trophy. He played in five Walker Cups. Initial GB&I team members include Arthur Pierse, Ian Brotherson, Maurice Kelly, Adrian Morrow and Adrew Stracey.