DISABILITY GOLF’S PREMIER MATCHPLAY EVENT
The Cairns Cup is played bi-annually between Europe and USA. It is totally inclusive and allows for people with varying abilities and disabilities to compete on the highest platform possible.
The official handover of The Cairns Cup 2024 has taken place at Cherry Creek Golf Club, Shelby Township, Michigan.
Vice-President John Bell, and US Winning Captain Tracy Ramin presented the host flag to General Manager Erle Webber in October 2023.
CHERRY CREEK GOLF CLUB
Detroit, Michigan, USA
27th July – 3rd August 2024
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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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THE 2024 CAPTAINS
The Cairns Cup are breaking with tradition by appointing two female captains to represent USA and Europe in Golf’s premier disability match play event in 2024.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
THE CAIRNS CUP 2022 VIDEO
FESTIVAL OF DISABLITY GOLF WEEK GALLERY
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Don’t take our word for it, in their words!