HVCC's Championship GAP History

It's springtime, which means that one of Philadelphia's favorite golf traditions is underway: the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) Team Matches.  Contested annually since 1897, the GAP Team Matches are the largest interclub golf competition in the world.  This past Sunday alone, nearly 5,000 players on over 400 teams from 175 GAP clubs competed against one another for fun, for camaraderie, and for the chance to bring home a championship for their club.

Huntingdon Valley is looking to defend its 2023 GAP Team Matches championship title, the latest of its record 34 HVCC victories in the event (the next closest club, Old York Road, has 8 wins).  Founded in 1897 and joining GAP as its fifth member club, Huntingdon Valley won its first GAP Team Match title in 1898, and the event has been a fixture on our members' golf calendars ever since. 


2023 GAP Championship Team

We're proud to be one of the most successful clubs in the history of GAP competition – and not only in the Team Matches.  Huntingdon Valley and its members have won more titles than any other club in many of GAP's most storied and long-standing competitions, and we continue to produce champions...

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Team Matches34818982023
Philadelphia Amateur251218982021
Philadelphia Open 8619032016
Patterson Cup 22819252016
Silver Cross 231219032016
Junior Boys11619242008


We're especially proud that seven of the eighteen members of the GAP Hall of Fame have called HVCC home.  These include A.H. "Ab" Smith, William P. Smith, Harold B. McFarland, Warren B. "Duff" McCullough Jr., William Hyndman III, O. Gordon Brewer Jr., and David Brookreson.


First GAP Team Matches Trophy

Huntingdon Valley celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2022.  As we embark upon our next 125 years, we're excited to have begun this new era with the 2023 GAP Team Matches championship, and we look forward to more friendly competition with the best golfers in the Philadelphia area.


First GAP Team Match Plaque