Men and women will compete together in the 2018 European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles in August.

There will be men’s and women’s matchplay tournaments, as well as a mixed foursomes strokeplay event.

Players will compete for equal prize money all week.

Qualification for the tournament will be adjudged by rankings at the time, with a maximum of three pairs per country.

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The event forms a part of the ‘2018 European Championships’, being hosted jointly by Berlin and Glasgow, which will also see European nations come together with triathlon, athletics, aquatics, gymnastics, rowing, and cycling.

This announcement follows the news that men and women will also compete together at the ‘GolfSixes’ event in May.

Chairman of the Ladies’ European Tour Mark Lichtenhein said:

This summer’s European Golf Team Championships will be a totally unique event,

We are extremely pleased that the men and women will play competitively together for equal prize money.

As we have seen through the Olympic Games in Rio, the recent Oates Vic Open in Australia and the announcement to have mixed teams in the GolfSixes in the UK, there is a tremendous public appetite to see men and women competing.