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”.
A community interest company (CIC) was formed and registered in the UK, 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.
The inaugural event was due to be played at Celtic Manor in October 2020 however due to the pandemic Covid 19 it was postponed not once but twice and moved to The Shire London the first event eventually took place in May 2022.