Presented is an autographed collage celebrating the women golfers of the 2009 Solheim Cup U.S. and European teams. The 11th Solheim Cup Matches were held August 21–23, 2009 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The biennial Solheim Cup matches are a three-day team competition for professional female golfers, pitting the 12 best players born in the United States against the 12 best players of European nationality.
This is a beautifully framed 2009 Solheim Cup piece, featuring the commemorative pin flag signed by the entire European team. The flag is signed by European Captain Alison Nicholas, Gwladys Nocera, Tania Elosegui, Diana Luna, Laura Davies, Sophie Gustafson, Suzann Pettersen, Helen Alfredsson, Catriona Matthew, Maria Hjorth, Becky Brewerton, Janice Moodie and Anna Nordqvist.
Additionally, the piece includes a U.S. team autographed photo featuring U.S. Captain Beth Daniel as well as Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Kristy McPherson, Nicole Castrale, Christina Kim, Brittany Lang, Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie and Juli Inkster.
In 2009, the United States claimed the Cup for the third consecutive time, winning 16–12. Entering the final day, the competition was tied at 8 points each, but the U.S. won eight of the dozen singles matches to retain the Solheim Cup.
Collectively, this is a beautiful and special piece commemorating the most important team event in women’s golf.
White pin flag, printed with three waving red stripes at upper hoist corner and a blue lower fly corner with four yellow stars. The Solheim Cup logo, match dates, and location are printed at center. Three brass grommets on the white hoist. Flag is signed by European team members in various felt-tip ink pens, with black and blue inks. Signatures are legible and have not bled or faded over time.
Color photograph of U.S. team members, in team uniform, on the Solheim Cup course. Signed by team members in various felt-tip ink pens, with black and blue inks. Signatures are legible and have not bled or faded over time.
Signed flag and photograph are archivally presented in a custom-built wooden frame, on dark linen mat, with a descriptive plaque at bottom center.
Framed dimensions: 37 1/2" H x 29" W x 1 1/2" D.