The SDGC are now looking to bring on board disabled golfers from around the continent , to make up Team Europe for the 25th Anniversary Phoenix Cup, at the highly prestigious venues shown above. We are not specifically looking for disabled golfers who are low handicappers, have played in the Phoenix Cup before, nor those who consider themselves elite players, but primarily golfers who are out there playing and competing regularly to their golf handicap and want to promote the sport for other people with disabilities. If you are interested in playing in Scotland next September and wish to be considered for a Team Europe spot, then please get in touch with the SDGC via our FAQ & Contact page.
The Phoenix Cup is a disabled golf team event, based on the Ryder/Solheim Cup format, 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.
The Phoenix Cup has involved 713 golfers from 18 nations and been played in 6 countries
Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 September 2020
The Phoenix Team Europe Captain is Iain Ross from Scotland. Iain is a Trustee of the Scottish Disability Golf & Curling Charity. The Phoenix Team USA Captain, is Dan Aldrich from California,. Dan is the current President of the North American One-Armed Golfers association The Phoenix Team USA Vice Captain, is Bradley Schubert from Illinois. Bradley is the current President of the Mid-Western Amputee Golf Association
The 25th Anniversary Phoenix Cup Programme
Tuesday 15 September, The 25th Anniversary Phoenix Cup Opening Ceremony and announcement of Foursome pairs.
Using existing SDGC team selection criteria, the top four players from the Patriot Order of Merit Championship on a given date in August 2020, will automatically qualify for a playing place, with all remaining team players, being selected as "Captain's Wild-Card" choices, from the SDGC's European membership. The qualification period, for those automatic places will run from the first round of the Scottish Open 2019 through to the final qualifying round in August 2020.
Following the first six qualifying rounds, the top 12 on the standings are: Latto G 92, Webb M 82, Coleman M 67, Hamill J56, Pennycott J 54, Milne D 52, Ellison P 43, Inness R 37, Standing D 36, Hopes J 33, Crocker S 28, Kirby T 26, Clifford H 26.