If you really can’t wait for the forthcoming transatlantic clash at Celtic Manor, and you’re out on a limb in the second week of September, head down to the Marriott St Pierre Golf and Country Club in Chepstow (below) where a fascinating alternative is being staged
The Fightmaster Cup, the equivalent of the Ryder Cup for one armed golfers, is being held from September 10–12 and spectators are welcome. Players from the North American One Armed Golf Association take on a team from the Society of One Armed Golfers, which represents players from the rest of the world.
The match play format follows that of the Ryder Cup, with the tournament consisting of eight foursome matches, eight four-ball matches and twelve singles matches.
Malcolm Guy, organiser of the Fightmaster Cup 2010 and the team captain of the Society of One Armed Golfers, said: “I’m delighted to be the organiser of this world class golf event which gives us a great opportunity to compete as a team against the world’s leading one armed golfers.
“Our players have been training hard and we look forward to demonstrating passion and dedication at the tournament.”
The tournament will be played on St Pierre’s Old course, which has previously hosted tournaments including The Dunlop Masters, Epson Grand Prix and Solheim Cup and has recently been part of a £6million investment throughout the St Pierre estate.
The inaugural Fightmaster Cup took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 2008 and was won by the US.
The tournament is organised by the Society of One Armed Golfers which this year will be represented by twelve of its players, team Captain Malcolm Guy and Vice Captain Douglas Jopp.