Solheim Cup trophy: Height, weight and material
This year’s Solheim Cup is taking place at Finca Cortesin, Andalusia, Spain from September 22-24.
Held every two years, the Solheim Cup has become the most highly coveted trophy in women’s professional golf team competition.
Why is it called the Solheim Cup?
The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten and Louise Solheim, the founders of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. The first Solheim Cup took place in 1990.
This year’s Solheim Cup is taking place at Finca Cortesin, Andalusia, Spain from September 22-24. The 2023 competition is the 18th event in its history, with the US leading Europe by 10-7 in overall standings.
Solheim Cup trophy
The Solheim Cup trophy is Waterford Crystal and was designed by one of Waterford’s top designers, Billy Briggs, in 1990. It also features the Solheim Cup logo.
Height: 19 inches, including the base
Weight: More than 20 pounds
Diameter of wooden base: 8 inches
Diameter at top: 4 inches
The Waterford Cyrstal website states:
“Richly decorated with deeply incised patterns, The Solheim Cup trophy demanded the highest standard of workmanship from our Master Craftsmen of three great crafts of crystal smaking – blowing, cutting and engraving. Using a technique that has hardly changed since the Middle Ages, the centre panel features a superb intaglio engraving of The Solheim Cup logo, which was designed to incorporate the trophy.”
USA vs Europe
The team (United States or Europe) that wins the tournament keeps the trophy for two years until the next tournament comes around.
When it is displayed, the trophy is placed on a wooden base (mahogany).