Who was Billy Cairns?

For those that don’t know The Cairns Cup aka “The Billy” came about from the Phoenix Cup 2018 in Florida when a team of disabled golfers from USA & Europe played at Rotonda Golf Club, Florida.

Billy Cairns was a team member of the travelling European team and unfortunately passed away the day after arriving in Florida. This made the competition very emotional and ensured that the camaraderie between the 2 teams was unprecedented.

After the 2018 event both teams felt that it was only right to honour “Billy” and decided to start “The Cairns Cup”.


Our Mission Statement

Our mission at the Cairns Cup is to celebrate and promote excellence in adaptive golf by organizing a world-class tournament that showcases the exceptional skills and achievements of adaptive players.
We aim to provide a platform that empowers persons of disability in golf, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where they can compete, learn, and inspire others.
Through our commitment to fair play, professionalism, and innovation, we strive to elevate the visibility and recognition of adaptive golf, encouraging more persons of disabilities to pursue their passion for the game and break barriers in the adaptive golf world.

UK Registered Company

In July 2020 a community interest company (CIC) was formed and registered in the UK (REG No. 12772190). It is a not-for-profit company that will allow the event to grow and promote opportunities for Disabled Golfers in the USA and Europe.

US Registered Company

In June 2023 The Cairns Cup INC was formed in the US (EIN No. 32-0731230). It is also a not-for-profit company.