The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organized by the International Golf Federation. It is named for Dwight D. Eisenhower, the President of the United States when the tournament was first played, who was a keen amateur golfer. Recent tournaments have featured teams from more than 70 countries. The equivalent competition for women is the Espirito Santo Trophy.
Players who have featured in a winning Eisenhower Trophy team and later become leading professional golfers include: Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy, Bruce Fleisher, Tom Kite, Lanny Wadkins, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange, Scott Hoch, Hal Sutton, Michael Campbell, Tiger Woods, Ben Curtis and Luke Donald.
The "Great Britain & Ireland" team represents the two separate independent countries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. This is the designation of the team which plays the United States in the Walker Cup. This team last competed as a combined team in 2000 and now competes as England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland (combined Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland team).