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.

OFFICIAL HANDOVER

Cairns Cup Golfers on Fairways at Cherry Creek Golf Club

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

Eagle Crest Golf Course - Ann Arbor Ypsi Marriott

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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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.

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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.

                   

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

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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.

Cherry Creek 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 
Sotogrande

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THE CAIRNS CUP 2022 VIDEO


                    

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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THE 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…

2024 Cairns Cup teams now complete

The 2024 Cairns Cup teams have been completed, they are looking balanced so it should make for a great competition come the end of July at Cherry Creek Golf Club.[…]

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The Cairns Cup teams announce their new sponsors for 2024

The Cairns Cup, Disability Golf’s Premier Match Play Event is proud to announce they have secured two team sponsors for the 2024 event, to be hosted by Cherry Creek Golf[…]

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Charles aka Brew donates $1500 to Cairns Cup

Charles Brugh aka “Brew” donates $1500 to Cairns Cup

Charles Brugh, aka “Brew” a survivor of a near-fatal automobile accident that left him with severe “permanent” brain damage competed in the 2009 Florida Open Golf Tournament for Golfers with[…]

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