DISABILITY GOLF’S PREMIER MATCHPLAY EVENT

The Cairns Cup is played bi-annually between Europe and USA.

It is totally inclusive and allows for people with varying abilities and disabilities to compete on the highest platform possible.

The official Handover took place in Oct 2023…


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.

CHERRY CREEK GOLF CLUB

Detroit, Michigan, USA
27th July – 3rd August 2024

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Our mission is to raise enough funds so that all disabled golfers have the opportunity to be selected regardless of their financial status making this event accessible to all…

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THE 2024 CAPTAINS

The Cairns Cup are breaking with tradition by appointing two female captains to represent USA and Europe in ­­­the best disability golf match play event in 2024.

TEAM USA CAPTAIN – KIM MOORE

Kim a PGA teaching professional is head coach of Western Michigan University’s women’s golf team since 2020. She won the inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open at the legendary No. 6 Golf Course at Pinehurst, USA. Kim was a USA team winner at The Shire London in 2022.

TEAM EUROPE CAPTAIN – TINEKE LOOGMAN

Tineke in 2006 was European champion and in 2016 received a Royal ribbon for all her work in this branch of golf. She was awarded a Knighthood in The Netherlands and owns Golf Amsteldijk, a 9-hole course in rural Amstelveen. Tineke was Vice Captain at The Shire London.

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COMPETITION RULES & FORMAT

The rules have been designed to accommodate all playing abilities, a diverse range of disabilities, equality and include players from different US states and European countries making The Cairns Cup a truly INCLUSIVE competition.

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THE CAIRNS CUP SCHEDULE

The Cairns Cup team have devised a 10-year plan for the event hoping to secure the future for many generations giving the opportunity for golfers with disabilities to perform on the best stage possible.

Cherry Creek GC
Detroit

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      Celebration GC
      Florida

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        San Roque
        Spain

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          The Shire – London Highlights

          THE CAIRNS CUP 2022

          Over the 3 days we saw some excellent golf played in Fourballs, Foursomes & Singles on the opening day 22 out of 24 players hit the Par 3 first hole over water, hitting the first shot on opening day of a prestigious event is no mean feat but the standard was set for the week…

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          SPONSORS & MEDIA PARTNERS IN 2024

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          WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT 2022

          Don’t take our word for it, in their words!

          The inaugural Cairns Cup was a historic event, A true display of overcoming challenges through golf while representing our respective nations. The camaraderie displayed by both opponents was absolutely phenomenal. All players rose to the occasion & made their countries proud! We are blessed to continue this event every 2 years for decades to come.

          Jonathan Snyder – Team USA

          I’ve played a lot of sport in my time especially golf, though mostly as an able bodied man. I did think that becoming a bilateral below knee amputee would be the end of my particaption in golf but I was wrong. Representing Europe in The Cairns Cup was the very pinnacle of all my sporting life. Thanks for asking me to play, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!

          Nick Dodge – Team Europe

          4 years of planning The Cairns Cup turned into a great success. We had a great display of two teams of mixed disabilities and skill levels coming together enjoying new friendships and having an absolute fantastic adaptive golf festival along with match play golf. It makes my heart happy when we all come together and share smiles at such a great event.

          John Bell – Team USA

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          THE CAIRNS CUP NEWS

          We like to keep organisers, players, volunteers up to date with the latest event and fundraising news, so please keep an eye on our latest blog posts…

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          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.[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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