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The SDGC Phoenix Cup

Europe v USA - Long Marsh Golf Club Rotonda Florida

               

 

The Phoenix Cup is a disabled golf team event, generated and organised by the SDGC.  Other disabled golf groups from around the world are invited annually, to bring together teams to compete and continue to develop and promote  golf for all golfers, with any type of disability or health issue that interferes with the game.

 

The inaugural Phoenix Cup was generated between Canadian and Scottish Disability Golfers over ten years ago, and involved a Rest of the World squad and a team from North America and has since involved eighteen different nations and has been played in five countries. 

 

Parliament UK 

Early day motion 1781 - TEAM EUROPE WIN DISABLED RYDER CUP

Main content - Session: 2017-19 Date tabled: 30.10.2018 Primary sponsor: Gethins, Stephen

That this House congratulates Team Europe's golfers with disabilities who have just returned from Florida, USA having defeated the US Team in the Disabled Ryder Cup event running from 15 to 17 October 2018; agrees that this was a wonderful opportunity to promote golf for people with disabilities; and notes with sadness that the win was dedicated to Billy Cairns of Scotland who passed away just before the event.

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Kings Links  The Social Golfer  Craig Group

The SDGC takes the treble, but loses one of its best

 

Team Europe, made up of golfers with disabilities from countries including, Germany, Northern Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland, travelled over to Florida to take on the americans in their own back yard in Tampa Florida for the latest SDGC Phoenix Cup competition.

 

Tragically, before the event even got under way, one of our team members, Billy Cairns died in an accident at the team hotel in Englewood.  This was obviously devestating for everyone in Tampa, but more so for his family, trying to cope with the news many thousands of miles away, back at home.  Billy had said beforehand that 'this was the chance of a lifetime and wouldn't miss it for anything'.

 

Over the three days of the matchplay Ryder Cup style competition, the team played foursomes, fourball and singles games and the following scores were posted:  Day one, Europe led,5 points to one.  Day two and the USA fought back with the same score reversed, to draw level at 6 each.  A few of Billy's favourite Taliskers were soaked up before day 3 and the singles.  it was very tight for a while but Europe triumphed by taking 7.5 to 4.5 of the games and bringing the SDGC Phoenix Cup Trophy back home.

 

"We would like to thank all our team sponsors and supporters during this latest SDGC Phoenix Cup competition, held at Rotonda Golf & Country Club in Florida.  Most are highlighted and linked on this page, but some, like Robert Coulter of SeaBreeze Limousines, who uplifted our team from Tampa Airport and returned them safely.  Another was our anonymous Lady sponsor, also involved with the Scotland v England match in August who donated some breakfasts, evening meals and on-course, adult beverages and refreshments."  Thanks and very much appreciated.
 

This latest victory gives the SDGC a unique treble victory, with the 3 team event trophies they have generated over the years, all residing in Scotland!!  the original golfermag GB Phoenix, The Auld Enemies Cup and now the brand new SDGC Phoenix Cup.

 

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Previous SDGC Phoenix Cup competitions

 

2018 – Rotonda Resort Tampa Florida USA – USA v Europe - Europe win

2017 - Murrayshall Perthshire Scotland – Scotland v England - Scotland win

2016 - Linden Hall England – England v Scotland – England retain

2015 - Westerwood Lanarkshire Scotland – 4 Nations – Scotland win

2015 - Cardrona Scottish Borders – Scotland v England – England win

2014 - Roxburgh Resort Scottish Borders – Scotland v England – England win

2014 – The Palms Nevada USA – USA v Europe – USA win

2013 – Paradore 1925 Resort Malaga Spain – Open - Scotland win

2013 - Westerwood Lanarkshire Scotland – 4 Nations – England win

2012 – Paradore 1925 Resort Malaga Spain – Open - Scotland win

2012 - Ridge Top Wadsworth Ohio USA - USA v Canada - Canada win

2011 – Westerwood Lanarkshire Scotland - 4 Nations - England win

2010 - Ridge Top Wadsworth Ohio USA - USA v Canada – USA win

2007 - Chippewa Creek Toronto Canada - Rest of World v USA - Rest of World win

 

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