The Cairns Cup is disability golf’s premier matchplay event played between USA and Europe every 2 years. 

NEXT EVENT

EAGLE CREST GOLF CLUB

Detroit, Michigan, USA

3rd – 10th August 2024

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Our mission is to raise enough funds so that all disabled golfers have the opportunity to be selected regardless of their financial status making this event accessible to all…

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Please Give Generously – Thank You!

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THE 2024 CAPTAINS

Kim & Tineke invite disabled golfers from USA and Europe to apply for the next Cairns Cup in 2024 at Eagle Crest

Please use the links below to show your interest.
(Applications Close April 30th 2023)

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TEAM USA CAPTAIN – KIM MOORE

Kim a PGA teaching professional is head coach of Western Michigan University’s women’s golf team since 2020. She won the inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open at the legendary No. 6 Golf Course at Pinehurst, USA. Kim was a USA team winner at The Shire London in 2022.

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TEAM EUROPE CAPTAIN – TINEKE LOOGMAN

Tineke in 2006 was European champion and in 2016 received a Royal ribbon for all her work in this branch of golf. She was awarded a Knighthood in The Netherlands and owns Golf Amsteldijk, a 9-hole course in rural Amstelveen. Tineke was Vice Captain at The Shire London in 2022.

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COMPETITION RULES & FORMAT

The rules have been designed to accommodate all playing abilities, a diverse range of disabilities, equality and include players from different US states and European countries making The Cairns Cup a truly INCLUSIVE competition.

The Cairns Cup 2024 - Disability Match Play event - competition rules and format

Please click link below for more details..

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THE CAIRNS CUP SCHEDULE 

The Cairns Cup team have devised a 10-year plan for the event hoping to secure the future for many generations giving the opportunity for golfers with disabilities to perform on the best stage possible.
We are also looking at securing long term sponsorship for the event.

Eagle Crest GC 
Detroit

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Celtic Manor GC
Newport 

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Celebration GC
Osceola County

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San Roque GC 
Sottogrande

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS

We believe that anyone with a disability should have the chance to play in this pretigious event!

In 2023, we are organising fundraising golf events to help with player hotel and travel costs, ensuring that it’s not just those who can afford to participate being involved.

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These will be held in the London, Manchester, Scotland, Germany & USA


                    

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Don’t take our word for it, in their words!

The inaugural Cairns Cup was a historic event, A true display of overcoming challenges through golf while representing our respective nations. The camaraderie displayed by both opponents was absolutely phenomenal. All players rose to the occasion & made their countries proud! We are blessed to continue this event every 2 years for decades to come.

Jonathan Snyder – USA

I’ve played a lot of sport in my time especially golf, though mostly as an able bodied man. I did think that becoming a bilateral below knee amputee would be the end of my particaption in golf but I was wrong. Representing Europe in The Cairns Cup was the very pinnacle of all my sporting life. Thanks for asking me to play, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!

Nick Dodge – Europe

4 years of planning The Cairns Cup turned into a great success. We had a great display of two teams of mixed disabilities and skill levels coming together enjoying new friendships and having an absolute fantastic adaptive golf festival along with match play golf. It makes my heart happy when we all come together and share smiles at such a great event.

John Bell – USA
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CAIRNS CUP NEWS

We like to keep organisers, players, volunteers up to date with the latest event and fundraising news, so please keep an eye on our latest blog posts…

USA win The Cairns Cup

Day 1 – Four Balls Over the 3 days we saw some excellent golf played in Four ball, Foursomes & Singles on the opening day 22 out of 24 players[…]

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The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers Opens The Cairns Cup

The Cairns Cup are pleased to announce that Theresa Villiers opened the inaugural event on May 11th at The Shire London. Theresa was Secretary of State for Environment, Food and[…]

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The Cairns Cup - The Shire London 2022 - Charity Golf Day

SLS Securities win Charity Am-Am

The Charity Am Am where a member of the USA or European Teams played alongside a sponsors team of 3 in a better-ball stableford with the best 2 scores to[…]

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