Tag: Cairns Cup 2024

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. 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…
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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 Club, in Detroit, Michigan between 27th July and 3rd August 2024. Team USA will be sponsored by Five Iron Golf, renowned for delivering a distinctive…
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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 Disabilities and/or Mobility Challenges, he very much inspired everyone he met, including Ian Halliwell now CEO of the Cairns Cup. With a Traumatic Brain Injury,…
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Team USA complete with the selection of Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams talks about being part of The Cairns Cup. I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude and excitement for being selected to play for Team USA in the upcoming 2024 Cairns Cup Tournament. Being chosen to represent our country in this prestigious event is a tremendous honour for me as…
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Blind golfer Chad “Doc” NeSmith latest to join team USA

Chad “Doc” NeSmith grew up in Alabama but now lives in Owensboro, Kentucky. He went blind at the age of 12 being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, an incurable disease that over a few years, left him completely blind. It wasn’t until his mid-30s that he would discover a sport that would become his passion — blind golf. Once…
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Michigan Making History

Two Women to Captain Cairns Cup Teams! Michigan is the most densely populated state of America, with more golf club per capita than any other state in the USA. The state of Michigan has more than 800+ golf clubs serving 10m+ people. However, its player pedigree will also be on show in July 2024, with…
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Brian Bemis joins team USA for Cairns cup 2024

Brian Bemis one leg golfer to represent USA

Brian Bemis from Charlotte Michigan Brian lost his right leg to cancer at age 12 and has been playing in adaptive golf since 1990. He has won the Michigan Amputee Tournament twice and been runner up 7 times. He was part of a USA adaptive golf team at the 2022 Phoenix Cup played in Manchester…
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Cairns Cup Golfers on Fairways at Cherry Creek Golf Club

Official Cairns Cup handover to Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek Flies the flag for Michigan!   Detroit begins countdown to 2024 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. The Cairns…
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Visually impaired golfer makes US Cairns Cup team

Visually impaired golfer makes US Cairns Cup team

Visually impaired golfer Greg Hooper from Georgia will again represent USA in the Cairns Cup. Having previously played at the Shire London in 2022. Greg is without centre vision, with his sight limited to the periphery. Alan his son who is caddie and guide stands behind his father for every shot pointing him in the…
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Seated golfer Steve Doudt joins team USA

Steve Doudt heading for Cherry Creek Steve from Indiana is the latest recruit heading to Cherry Creek. Having served in the USAF 1721st Combat Control Squadron, Special Operations Team Fayetteville, NC from 1987 to 1993 before he was medically discharged since then he has been involved in the following: 1994 – 2000     Indiana Pacers wheelchair…
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