Presidents Cup is a prestigious team event between the United States and Europe. The two teams are pit against each other to resolve which one is the best disc golf continent. The Presidents Cup will be played at Nokia on July 19th, 2017 – on the eve of the European Open.
Team United States has been victorious in all previous Presidents Cups but the battle for the Presidents Cup has become tighter year by year. The last Presidents Cup, held in 2015, was the closest match to date and Team Europe even had the lead for a while.
Presidents Cup 2017 qualification criteria and rules are available as a pdf.
Presidents Cup 2017 Teams
Complete teams of the Presidents Cup 2017:
|Team USA||Team Europe|
|David Feldberg (C)||Kari Vesala (C)|
|Richard Wysocki||Karl Johan Nybo|
|Paul McBeth||Simon Lizotte|
|Nathan Doss||Leo Piironen|
|Jeremy Koling||Seppo Paju|
|Nathan Sexton||Jalle Stoor|
|Eagle McMahon||Teemu Nissinen|
|Catrina Allen||Eveliina Salonen|
|Valarie Jenkins||Katka Bodová|
|Paul Ulibarri (res.)||Lassi Hakulinen (res.)|
Presidents Cup 2017 qualification schedule
May 3rd: Players qualified based on year-end rankings published.
May 30th: Captain candidates nominated.
May 30th – June 13th: Captain voting.
June 13th: Captains published.
June 27th : Captain’s choice players published.
July 5th : Fan vote player candidates nominated & voting starts.
July 12th: Fan vote ends and players published.
Until July 19th: Changes only due to withdrawals if necessary.
Presidents Cup day schedule – Wed, July 19th, 2017
8.00 AM – 2.00 PM: Course open for practice. (All holes.)
8.00 AM – Sunset: Holes 4-8 and 12-14 open for practice.
2:00 PM: Official Presidents Cup teams photo shoot (Hole 18 green.)
2:00 PM: Deadline for teams (Captains nominate their team’s players/numbers.)
2:45 PM: Presidents Cup teams presentation. (Hole 1 tee)
3:00 PM: Presidents Cup Round 1: Best score (Holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18)
– Groups starting at holes 1, 3, 10 (MPO) and 18 (FPO).
5:00 PM: Presidents Cup Round 2: Match Play (Holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18)
– Groups start from hole 1 every 10 minutes. (4 groups)
7:00 PM: Crowning the Presidents Cup champion team.
– Or immediately after a possible sudden death play-off.
Please note that both schedules are tentative. The organizer reserves rights to change the schedule.
2006 – Team USA: David Feldberg (C), Carrie Bergolar, Ken Climo, Nathan Doss, Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins.
2007 – Team USA: David Feldberg (C), Carrie Bergolar, Ken Climo, Nathan Doss, Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins, Dana Lawton, Terry Roddy.
2009 – Team USA: David Feldberg (C), Carrie Bergolar, Ken Climo, Nathan Doss, Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins.
2010 – Team USA: David Greenwell (C), Ken Climo, Nathan Doss, David Feldberg, Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins, Nikko Locastro, Eric McCabe, Des Reading, Paul Ulibarri.
2011 – Team USA: David Greenwell (C), Nathan Doss, David Feldberg, Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins, Nikko Locastro, Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce, Will Schusterick, Paul Ulibarri.
2013 – Team USA: Avery Jenkins (C), Catrina Allen, Nathan Doss, David Feldberg, Nikko Locastro, Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce, Will Schusterick, Richard Wysocki.
2015 – Team USA: Eric McCabe (C), Catrina Allen, Nathan Doss, David Feldberg, Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce, Will Schusterick, Paul Ulibarri, Richard Wysocki.
The Beast, Nokia
Hinttalankatu 6, Nokia, Finland
Innova Champion Europe
Promoter: Jukka Teräs
Phone:+358 40 538 7464
World Tour Event
Format: 4 x 18 holes
WT Points: 750
Purse: $36,000 (with full field)
Winning share: $5,000