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.
It’s a ground-breaking year for the Cairns Cup two Women Captains, first time played on US soil in Michigan the home of reigning winning USA Captain Tracy Ramin, present Captain Kim Moore is a professional golf coach at West Michigan University plus 5 local representatives in the team.
This is making people of Michigan known as Michiganders super excited to be hosting The Cairns Cup especially with all the local connections.
Both Captains were given strict selection rules stipulating that both teams must have at least 6 different disabilities and players representing 6 different States / Countries this has been achieved.
The other stipulation was that players at the time of selection should fit into one of these handicap groups:
Kim Moore (Captain) – Indiana – Leg Amputee
Kellie Valentine (V-Captain) –Pennsylvania – Arm Amputee
Jonathon Snyder (V-Captain) – North Carolina – Arm Impairment
Evan Mathias – Indiana – Double Leg Amputee
Tracy Ramin – Michigan – Leg Amputee
Jeremy Bittner – Pennsylvania – Leg Amputee
Brian Bemis – Michigan – Leg Amputee
Sophia Howard – Michigan – Arm Impairment
Brandon Williams – Ohio – Leg Amputee
Kevin Holland – Michigan – Cerebral Palsy
Steve Doudt – Indiana – Seated Player
Greg Hooper – Georgia – Partially Sighted
Kelsey Koch – Michigan – Leg Amputee
Chad NeSmith – Kentucky – Partially Sighted
Amy Bockerstette – Indiana – Down Syndrome
Marcus Williams – Georgia – Seated Player
Tineke Loogman (Captain) – Netherlands – Arm Impairment
Kris Aves (V-Captain) – England – Seated Player
Frans Harmsen (V-Captain) – Netherlands – Orthopaedic
Chris Foster – England – Through Hip Amputee
Mette Lynggaard – Denmark – Cerebral Palsy
Kjelle Gaude – Sweden – Lower Limbs
Jennifer Sraga – Germany – Short in Stature
Charlie Appleyard – England – Parkinson’s
Rutger Pranger – Netherlands – Lower Limbs
James Gallagher – England –Cerebral Palsy
Iain Millar – England – Brain Injury/Sight/Shoulder Injury
Trevor Crombie – Scotland – Cerebral Palsy
Jose Bagnarelli – Italy – Arm Impairment
Frank Sorber – Germany – Leg Amputee
Liliane Cambre – Belgium – Nerve / Muscle damage in Lower leg
Patrick Rosenast – Switzerland – Left Side Paralysis
Next for selected players is to keep themselves fit making sure they are properly prepared for a tough week’s golf ahead.
The Cairns Cup management team would like to thank Kim and Tineke for their hard work in getting 32 players together to represent their teams and The Cairns Cup.
CONGRATULATIONS to all selected players and commiserations to those who missed out don’t despair The Cairns Cup is inclusive, and everyone will get another chance to apply in 2026 for Celtic Manor.