What Kellie has to say about becoming Vice-Captain chosen by Kim Moore US Captain.

“It is with immense gratitude and excitement that I accept the position of Vice-captain for the 2024 Cairns Cup.

It is truly an honour to have been chosen for this prestigious role, and I am thrilled to be a part of such a remarkable team,” said Kellie

Kellie was given the opportunity to contribute as Vice-Captain by Kim Moore and collaborate with some exceptional individuals and she does not take the task lightly.

Kellie is eager to work closely with Captain Kim, team members and the coaching staff to help lead the team to victory.

She’s committed to putting forth her best efforts, both on and off the field, to ensure that they uphold the high standards and spirit of sportsmanship associated with the Cairns Cup.

Life as an amputee began at the age of 22 following a car accident which resulted in the loss of her right arm above the elbow in 1993.

She said, “I have been blessed to compete in over 100 tournaments and have been truly honoured to be part of the EAGA and NAGA Associations, holding various positions for 27 years”.

Kellie Valentine from Erie, Pennsylvania

Some of her accomplishments:

  • An albatross on a par four on Woodloch Springs Golf Club in 2001,
  • USA team captain for the Robinson Cup Challenge in 2002,
  • Inducted into the EAGA Hall of Fame in 2010,
  • Women’s unassisted Para Long Drive Champion in Las Vegas in 2014
  • Invited to the Inaugural and 2nd years USGA Adaptive Opens in Pinehurst.