Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Scotland win the 2019 Phoenix Cup
Derek Milne the Scottish Captain said, “ I’m absolutely delighted to have won the Phoenix Cup and played with a great team of people from around the country, with lots of disabilities and varying abilities.  Such a proud moment to lift the trophy.  Our colleagues from around Europe added significantly to the event and we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 rounds and the 19th hole, great new and life long friends”  
The Phoenix Cup
The 24th Phoenix Cup, Scotland v Europe
Cardrona Resort, Peebles, Scottish Borders, Sunday 25 to Tuesday 27 August 2019
+ the 25th Anniversary Phoenix Cup at Gleneagles, Panmure, Blairgowrie & Carnoustie in 2020 !!!  
Golfers with disabilities from countries including, Germany, Holland, Ireland and England, travelled to Cardrona 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.
Team Scotland & Team Europe
Matthew Coleman Kennoway & Jurgen Boon The Netherlands.
Jim Hamill Dumbarton & Jeroen Coumou The Netherlands.
Paul Higgins Motherwell & Stephen Crocker England.
Jim Hopes Dumbarton & Paul Daley England.
Robert Inness Dumfries & Leon Emmen The Netherlands.
Gordon Latto Cupar & Frans Harmsen The Netherlands.
Derek Milne Upper Largo & Trevor Hillen Northern Ireland.
Iain Ross (Kirriemuir & Richard kluwen The Netherlands.
Kerr Scott Busby & Tineke Loogman The Netherlands.
Jim Thomson Millport & Jay Penfold England.
Martin Webb Lanark & Frank Sorber Germany.
Ian White Airdrie & Dave Standing England.
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 25th Anniversary Phoenix Cup in 2020 will be played at four venues, at Gleneagles Centenary, Panmure, Blairgowrie Rosemount and Carnoustie Championship Courses from 15 to 20 September and will be played between Europe & The USA.  The Scottish Captain Iain Ross of Kirriemuir will face Dan Aldrich from California over the week long festival of inclusive golf, with golfers qualifying from over a dozen countries. 
“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”.


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