Category: Disability Golf / The Cairns Cup

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Golfing Injuries – Shattered Shoulder

A Cautionary Tale – Beware of Slippery Golf Courses! A golfer can sustain a plethora of golfing injuries during a round on their favourite golfing track. These include back strains, muscle tears, wrist injuries, ankle ligaments and hip displacement. It’s something that can befall even the most cautious of golfers. Following a recent debilitating slip…
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The Social Golfer partners with The Cainrs Cup for Handicap Tracking

The Cairns Cup partners with The Social Golfer

The Cairns Cup 2024 disability golf event joins forces with The Social Golfer The Cairns Cup 2024, Disability Golf’s Premier MatchPlay event, has partnered with popular golf society platform, The Social Golfer. The international golf event played between the USA and Europe chose The Social Golfer as the offical Handicap Tracking provider. This means the players…
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Amy Bockerstette & Gary Woodland at Waste Management Open 2019

Amy Bockerstette picked for Cairns Cup 2024 Team USA…

The Cairns Cup 2024 Captain Kim Moore names Amy Bockerstette for Team USA. Viral internet sensation Amy Bockerstette has been selected to represent her country at golf’s Premier Disability Match Play event, The Cairns Cup 2024 to be played at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. Amy shot to fame playing the iconic 16th…
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John Bell, Tracey Ramin, Jonathan Snyder - USA Cairns cup Team

The Cairns Cup 2022 Winners…

The Cairns Cup 20022 winners were crowned after a week-long festival of disability golf! The USA Team proved too strong for the Europeans resulting in a 3 – 21 loss in the first-ever event of its kind. After numerous postponements, the unique tournament finally got underway in early May 2022, culminating in The Cairns Cup…
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Kris Aves - Disabled Golfer

Westminster Bridge Terrorist Victim named Vice-Captain of European Cairns Cup

The Cairns Cup – Premier Disability Golf Matchplay Event Just over five years ago, Kris Aves was paralysed in the Westminster Bridge attack after being hit by the van driven in a shocking terrorist attack. Doctors told him he’d never move his legs again. So, you could be forgiven for thinking – the off-duty police…
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Cruden Baf Golf Course - Blind Golf Auction

British Blind OPEN 2022 – TSG 4-ball Auction…

Welcome to The Social Golfer – British Blind OPEN 2022 auction! Support the British Blind OPEN & Win £4K+ worth of 4-ball vouchers… We are very pleased to announce that we have chosen Blind Golf Scotland (BGS) and the British Blind OPEN as our official charity partners for 2021. As such, we will be raising money…
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South Coast UK Golf – Best Courses Reviewed…

South Coast UK Golf – East Sussex Courses Reviewed… Here are our views on two South Coast UK golf courses in East Sussex, close to the historic towns of Battle and Hastings. Every year the TSG Team heads off on a golf trip for a couple of days to discuss the next year’s TSG golf events,…
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Golf Societies Surrey – Where to golf…

Golf Societies in Surrey Golf Societies in Surrey are a great way to enjoy golf and it can often be more sociable than joining a golf club. This approach to playing golf often appeals to those that prefer to play lots of different courses rather than traditional clubs members (often referred to as golfing nomads).…
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Golf Societies Sussex – Where to golf…

Golf Societies in Sussex Golf Societies in Sussex are a popular way of enjoying your regular round of golf in the county, especially for those that are independent golfer or nomads. There are a variety of courses in Sussex to plan or organise your Golf Society or Charity fund-raising day, as there is a plethora…
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Golf Societies Essex – Where to golf…

Golf Societies in Essex Golf Societies in Essex are extremely popular and there are a variety of courses in Essex to choose from to organise your golf Society or Charity fund-raising day, including private members clubs, proprietary clubs, and ‘Pay and Play’ clubs. Essex is an excellent county for both the above golf day option but also…
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Country Spotlight – Golf in Japan…

Japanese Golf Following the recent success of Hideki Matsuyama at the 2021 US Masters in Augusta, we look at the popularity of golf in Japan and at some of the country’s best-rated golf courses. Population = 126.3m No. of golf courses = Approx. 2,500 Pro Golfers = 5K+ Golf Participation = 9.3m golfers Average cost…
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What is an Independent Golfer or Golfing Nomad?

What is an Independent Golfer? An Independent Golfer, also referred to as a Nomadic golfer or Social golfer, is someone who has no affiliation to any one golf club. These golfers particularly known for enjoying their golf using the ‘Pay and Play’ method, rather than playing the same golf course repeatedly at a golf club…
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Blind Golf – Supporting Disability Golf…

Those who have been TSGers for any length of time will know that we like to support all golf charities whenever we can, so we are pleased to announce our new charity partner – Scottish Blind Golf! Why did The Social Golfer community partner with Scottish Blind Golf? In October 2020, we had the pleasure…
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TSG celebrate 10th Birthday at Celtic Manor…

CELTIC MANOR: The Anniversary Cup… We left England expecting the true Welsh experience but, low and behold, the sun came out and we FINALLY held a TSG event in 2020! x12 TSGers gather to play the Celtic Manor TWENTY-TEN course. x10 Polo Shirt competition winners and two of the TSG Team Plus our Host, Mike…
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The Social Golfer returns to South Essex Golf Club…

  TSG PARTNER CLUB: South Essex Golf Club… We are incredibly pleased to confirm next year’s curtain-raiser to the season sees us return to our first-ever host venue, South Essex Golf Club, host of The Social Golfer 2011 OPEN Championship. Back then, we had only just launched the website, but we still saw around 30…
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Join The Social Golfer at Celtic Manor in Sept 2020…

As we look back at TEN years of The Social Golfer, we felt it only right that we should find some way of celebrating this achievement! Back in 2010, we were a fledgling website with only a few users and with a couple of games a week being organised. Fast forward to 2020 and the site now…
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Golf games to play with golf partners…

Golf games and formats to enjoy with your golf mates… All golfers love to moan about how we would have had two more Stableford points but for the unlucky bounce on the 7th and the stupid missed putt on the 16th. All the time while forgetting the good fortune that went our way. And that…
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Using a golf course guide to select a course to play…

Finding a Golf Course Guide and a new golf course to play; Whether played as a hobby or preparing for a competition using a Golf Course Guide is paramount to getting the most from your golf day. In addition, while golf is without a doubt one of the most entertaining sports in the world, a…
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Golfing in Vilamoura – Part Two…

In the first of our two articles on ‘Golfing in Vilamoura’, we talked about our visits to The Laguna and The Millennium. In this second of our two ‘Golfing in Vilamoura’ articles, now read about our visit to the world-renowned Vale do Lobo’s The Royal and The Ocean courses… Golfing in Vilamoura – Vale Do Lobo – The Clubhouse… You…
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Why golfers can carry 14 golf clubs in their bag…

Ever wondered why you are allowed to carry up to 14 clubs in your golf bag? And who made this rule? And why? Here we look at some of the history and rationale as to why 14 is the magic number… The reasons why golfers carry 14 golf clubs in one bag – The History……
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Golfing in Vilamoura – Part One…

In the first of two articles under the heading of ‘Golfing in Vilamoura’, we visited the renowned Algarve region of Portugal for four days. We visited four golf courses including the world-famous, Vale de Lobo and two other local courses, The Laguna and The Millenium. Golfing in Vilamoura – Getting There: As with all golf…
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Golf Trivia at Xmas….

So with the Xmas season upon us, we thought we would give you some golf trivia on which to impress your friends this Christmas! As such, we turned to regular TSG Newsletter columnist ‘Scottish Bob’ to share with us some great golf trivia nuggets he’s been researching in 2019… ‘Scottish Bobs’ Golf Trivia – The…
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Best Golf Courses in Spain…

When it comes to knowing the best golf courses in Spain, there’s no better destination to ‘swat up’ on, than the most visited golf region in Europe. Lush, rolling fairways, picturesque courses, an enjoyable climate, and great cuisine combine to make the ultimate golf destination – and all of this is only a few hours…
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Night Golf Events – What’s it all about?

From the outside, night golf events or tournaments are run similar to a regular daytime golf event. However, once you have produced a couple of them it becomes very clear that there are some clear differences that are like night and day! It is a completely new opportunity for charity fundraisers, event promoters, golf course,…
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The Open 2019 – Will American’s continue to dominate…

With only a few weeks until The Open 2019, we look at the continued domination of Golf Majors by the Americans and discuss if the trend is set to continue into this year’s tournament… Looking ahead to The Open 2019 – The stats When Gary Woodland birdied the 18th at Pebble Beach a few weeks…
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Pebble Beach Golf Club – US Open 2019…

Today the third of 2019’s Golf’s major begins, with this year seeing the tournament return to Pebble Beach Golf Club for the first time since 2010. Back then Tiger was about to enter the wilderness and it was Graeme McDowell who ended the week victorious! However, let us take a closer look at the club…
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Mongolian Golf (you couldn’t make it up!)…

This story is not only about our great game of golf and golf courses around the world and more specifically, Mongolian Golf! However, it’s also about the two young men, Anthony Millet (English) and Patrick Colquhoun (Scottish) who both wanted to do something different. As such, they set about trying to help others less fortunate…
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Golf in The City: Golf Singapore…

In a new series of articles, this month sees Scottish Bob turns his attention to  south-east Asia in ‘Golf Singapore!‘ Over to Bob… Golf Singapore – The City So in a change to the usual focus on just one golf club per feature, I am starting this collection with the beautiful country (and city) of…
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FIVE reasons to begin playing golf…

Can you name 5 reasons to take up golf? We can. Golf is one of the oldest sports out there, yet a ton of people have a hard time with it because of the steep learning curve, so why should you begin playing golf? However, you can’t just pick up a set of clubs, head…
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Golfing in New Zealand…

This month Scottish Bob turns his sights on Golfing in New Zealand! Over to Bob… “Kia ora tatau & Nau Mai to Aotearoa” (that’s hello to everyone & welcome to the land of the Long White Cloud) Today there are approximately 390 golf courses in New Zealand which put it second in the world for golf courses…
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