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The 27th Phoenix Cup, Elmwood Golf Club Fife

Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 September 2021

The Phoenix Cup at Elmwood

The Phoenix Cup at Elmwood


The Phoenix Cup has been played on 26 occasions, by 745 golfers, from 18 nations


The inaugural Phoenix Cup was held when disabled golfers from Canada and Scotland got together to arrange a multi-nation and friendly match play competition, at the Chippewa Creek Golf Club in Hamilton, Ontario.  We in Scotland, pulled together a ‘Rest of the World’ team from the likes of Australia, Eire, South Africa, Germany, France and the Home Nations and travelled to Canada to compete against a squad from across North America.


The Phoenix Cup, as the worlds first fully inclusive team international, became so successful, that the SDGC merged all its other team events, such as the World Cup, Spanish, Masters and other internationals, under that one format.  Now based firmly on the Ryder/Solheim Cup, where disabled golf groups from around the world are invited annually, to bring together teams to compete and continue to develop and promote  the sport for players of any age, with any type of disability, the Phoenix Cup is still the only pan-Disability match play team golf event in the world.


Such is the strength and draw of the Phoenix Cup, that the next three years events are already arranged:  The 28th Phoenix is a 4-Nations team competition between England, Scotland, The USA & Wales and will be played from Sunday 14 to Tuesday 16 August at the Forest of Arden Resort, Birmingham.  The 29th Phoenix in 2023, is a USA v Europe match being held just North of Los Angeles in the USA and then, the 30th Phoenix Cup in October 2024 will be hosted by the St Andrews Links Trust, over the Old and Jubilee Courses in St Andrews, between Europe & The USA!


Flags from the eighteen nations whose players have competed in the Phoenix Cup

Flags from the eighteen nations whose players have competed in the Phoenix Cup

SDGC Phoenix Cup Video 1

Elmwood Golf Club

Elmwood Golf Club

SDGC Phoenix Cup Video 2


The 27th Phoenix Cup Programme


Monday 13 September 2021, 10:00, SDGC HUB, Members tuition & Team Practice 

Monday 13 September 2021, 13:00, Phoenix Cup Foursomes (6) Elmwood GC, White Tees

Monday 13 September 2021, 18:00, drinks Reception hosted by the Provost of Fife, Cllr. Jim Leishman 

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 11:00, Phoenix Cup Fourball (6) Elmwood GC, White Tees

Wednesday 15 September 2021, 10:00, Phoenix Cup Singles (12) Elmwood GC, White Tees


The Team Officials for the event: representing Scotland’s SDGC are Captain Jim Gales & Vice Captain, Adam Storrie and representing England’s DGA are Captain John Riordan & Vice Captain, Paul Daley.


The top eight players from the Scottish Order of Merit Championship 2021, will be automatically selected for Team SDGC to play in September.  The cut off date for those eight places will be the last qualifying event in August.  The Team Captain and Vice Captain will select four additional players from the SDGC Membership list.  If the Team Captain and Vice Captain do not qualify in the top eight of the Order of Merit, they will act as reserves for the team in case of injury, illness or poor play.  The package costs, being offered to both teams will cover their three rounds of golf, post golf catering and the SDGC HUB only.


Accommodations: One fully accessible venue is called The Rings, which is 3 miles from Elmwood and, another is the Homelands Trust, which is ten miles from Elmwood and For those who are more mobile, is the Pitlessie Village Inn, which is two miles from Elmwood.  There are many B&B's and Guest Houses in and around Cupar and two Premier Inn's, one in St Andrews and another in Glenrothes. 


The current holders of the Phoenix Cup are Great Britain & Ireland, after beating Europe over the Carnoustie & Trump International Golf Courses last September.  A full list of the Phoenix Cup host countries, golf club venues and victorious teams, can be found listed on our Archive page.


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