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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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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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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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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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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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Josè Bagnarelli joins team Europe

What it means to me to be chosen for the Team. It is an incredible honour for me to be part of Team Europe at the 2024 Cairns Cup, and I’m grateful to Captain Tineke to have picked me and give me the chance to live this experience. Furthermore, I feel this is an accomplishment,…
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Official Cairns Cup handover to Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek Flies the flag for Michigan! The official Cairns Cup handover of the 2024 event 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 Cup is a festival of golf…
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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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Five more players join Team Europe

Five more players join Team Europe

FRANK SORBER -GERMANY Frank was born in 1961 in Erfurt/East Germany, together with his second wife he has 6 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild that keep him extremely busy. He lives near of Wuerzburg in the North of Bavaria with his wife Elizabeth. Frank said, “I have played golf since 2011 at the…
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