Monday, July 29, 2019

The 24th Phoenix Cup, Scotland v Europe
Cardrona Resort, Peebles, Sunday August 25 to Tuesday August 272019
 
Golfers with disabilities from countries including, Germany, Holland, Ireland and England, will travel to Cardrona in less than a month to play in the 24th Phoenix Cup International.
 
The Phoenix Cup is based on the Solheim/Ryder Cup internationals, is played over three days and includes the traditional match play formats of foursomes, fourball and singles competitions.
 
Last October, the SDGC selected a  European team and travelled to the USA, to take on their best disabled golfers, and much like the Ryder Cup in France just before, beat them over the Rotonda Course near Tampa, Florida, 13.5 to 10.5. 
 
Jim Gales, the event organiser and Captain of the European Team in Florida said, “The Phoenix Cup has been on a wee promotional tour of the country since we returned victorious from the US, and has been pictured with lots of politicians, representatives from the likes of Scottish Golf and numerous golf clubs around the country, so raising the profile of the sport for golfers with disabilities”.
 
“The SDGC was the first fully inclusive disabled golf group in

the world and created the Phoenix Cup to incorporate anyone

of any age with any type of sensory, intellectual or physical

disability.  To date, the Phoenix Cup has involved 693 golfers

from 18 nations and has been staged in 6 countries, like the US,

Canada, Scotland and Spain”.
 
Team Scotland will be announced on August 5 and is expected to include disabled golfers from Fife, Lanarkshire, Dumfries, Glasgow, Angus, Dumbartonshire and the Lothians.
 

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