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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. 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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Amy Bockerstette picked for Team USA at The Cairns Cup 2024!

Viral internet sensation Amy Bockerstette has been selected to represent her country at Disability Golf’s Premier MatchPlay Event. The Cairns Cup 2024 is taking place at Cherry Creek in Detroit, Michigan. Amy’s Journey to Cairns Cup Amy shot to fame playing the iconic 16th hole with Gary Woodland during a practice round at the 2019…
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Brian Bemis selected for team USA

Brian Bemis from Charlotte Michigan joins team USA

Brian Bemis 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 England winning 4 points for the…
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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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Blind golfer Chad “Doc” NeSmith latest to join team USA

Blind golfer Chad “Doc” NeSmith latest to join team USA

CHAD NESMITH – KENTUCKY 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…
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2022 Captain re-selected for team USA in 2024

Tracy Ramin 2022 US Cairns Cup winning Captain 2022 US winning Cairns Cup Captain Tracy Ramin is re-selected to represent USA again at Cherry Creek Golf Club in 2024. Tracy, from Michigan, was the inaugural Captain of team USA when USA convincingly beat the Europeans at the Shire London. However, the score did not reflect the great golf played by both…
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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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Evan Mathias USA Cairns Cup player

Evan Mathias Joins USA Cairns Cup Team

EVAN MATHIAS – INDIANA I’m beyond excited to be a part of The Cairns Cup! I want to thank Kim Moore for giving me this opportunity to play for the U.S. Cairns Cup team next year! I was born without legs, so having a disability is just my life. I learned to walk on prosthetics…
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