The 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.

This exciting event takes place a day before the European Open in Nokia DiscGolfPark. The compact single day event is a perfect way to really kick off the five-day long disc golf galore. The Presidents Cup consists of two 9-hole rounds and players compete against their rivals to earn points for their team. Elite players from both continents earn the right to represent their team through a qualification process which ensures that the best players from North America and Europe will face each other in July.

Team United States has been victorious in all previous Presidents Cups since the inception of the event in 2006, but the battle for the Presidents Cup has become tighter year by year.

Team USA managed to grab their 10th win at the Presidents Cup 2022! Read the recap article here.

Presidents Cup 2022 pictures

All carousel photos by Eino Ansio.

Presidents Cup 2022 teams

Team USA:

  • Jeremy Koling [captain]
  • Catrina Allen
  • Adam Hammes
  • Calvin Heimburg
  • Paul McBeth
  • Eagle McMahon
  • Paige Pierce
  • Ricky Wysocki
  • James Conrad
  • Kevin Jones [reserve]
  • Kona Star Panis [reserve]

Team Europe:

  • Karl Johan Nybo (DEN) [captain]
  • Niklas Anttila (FIN)
  • Lauri Lehtinen (FIN)
  • Simon Lizotte (GER)
  • Väinö Mäkelä (FIN)
  • Eveliina Salonen (FIN)
  • Albert Tamm (EST)
  • Kristin Tattar (EST)
  • Knut Valen Håland (NOR)
  • Seppo Paju (FIN) [reserve]
  • Henna Blomroos (FIN) [reserve]

Victorious team USA in the 2019 President Cup. Photo: Eino Ansio

Rules, Qualification Criteria & Schedule

1. Presidents Cup 2022 Basic Info

The Presidents Cup is a prestigious team event between the United States and Europe. The two teams are pit against each other to determine which is the best disc golf continent.

3. Presidents Cup Rules

3.1. Teams & player numbers

Teams must designate numbers for their players: players no 1 to 6 in men and 1 to 2 in women. Numbering takes place at the tournament center one hour before the tournament.

3.2. Groups

The Presidents Cup will be played in four groups of four players. There are three men’s groups and one women’s group.

3.3. Tournament phases

Presidents Cup consists of two separate phases:

  • Phase 1 is individual best shot on holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18.
  • Phase 2 is match play between numbered players on holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18.
  • All players play 18 holes. (Unless the game is concluded before that.)

4. Presidents Cup 2022 Points System

Players can earn points for their teams with the following point system.

  • Individual Best Shot points: 28.
  • Match Play points: 24.
    The team who collects the most points is the winner of the Presidents Cup. A total of 52 points are available. 26 1/2 points are required to win the Presidents Cup.
4.1. Round 1

Individual Best Shot. Men and women, holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18.
There are 7 points awarded to each group, 28 points in total:

  • Lowest score 4 points
  • 2nd lowest score 2 points
  • 3rd lowest score 1 point
  • 4th lowest score 0 points
  • Ties split the points in question.
4.2. Round 2

Match Play. Men and Women, holes 1-3, 9-11 and 16-18.

  • Winner of a match play 3 points.
  • Tie in a match = 1 1/2 points each.
  • In case of a tie between teams after all holes played: 1 player sudden death play-off on holes 16, 17, and 18.
  • Team captains will nominate the sudden death players.

5. Presidents Cup 2022 Trophy

The winning team will receive the Presidents Cup (trophy) for one year and all team members will have their names engraved on the trophy.

6. Presidents Cup 2022 Organization

Tournament Director
Jussi Meresmaa
Tel. +358 40 5781474 jussi.meresmaa@spin18.com

Assistant TD
Petri Anttiroiko
Tel. +358 45 6956766 petri.anttiroiko@spin18.com

Past Presidents Cup Champions

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.

2017 - Team USA: David Feldberg (C), Catrina Allen, Nathan Doss, Valarie Jenkins, Jeremy Koling, Paul McBeth, Eagle McMahon, Nathan Sexton, Richard Wysocki, Paul Ulibarri (res.).

2019 - Team Ford USA: Nate Sexton (C), Catrina Allen, Gregg Barsby, James Conrad, Kevin Jones, Paul McBeth, Eagle McMahon, Paige Pierce, Ricky Wysocki, Jeremy Koling (res.), Hannah McBeth (res.).

Past Team Europe Rosters

2007 - Markus Källström, Christer Köhler, Birgitte Lagerholm, Jesper Lundmark, Anne Matilainen, Timo Pursio, Anders Swärd, Hans Tegeback.

2009 - Angelica Frantz, Markus Källström, Birgitta Lagerholm, Jesper Lundmark, Karl Johan Nybo, Timo Pursio.

2011 - Camilla Jernberg, Markus Källström, Simon Lizotte, Jesper Lundmark, Anne Matilainen, Karl Johan Nybo, Seppo Paju, Ville Piippo.

2013 - Marco Lehousse (C), Emil Dahlgren, Natalie Holloköi, Henrik Johansen, Simon Lizotte, Hannele Määttä, Karl Johan Nybo, Arttu Sikanen, Tobias Östling, Ander Swärd (res.).

2015 - Derek Robins (C), Camilla Grundén, Natalie Holloköi, Henrik Johansen, Pasi Koivu, Simon Lizotte, Karl Johan Nybo, Seppo Paju, Juho Parviainen. (No reserve player. Jalle Stoor withdrew due to injury and Henrik Johansen, the reserve player, replaced Stoor on the active lineup.)

2017 - Kari Vesala (C), Katka Bodová, Simon Lizotte, Teemu Nissinen, Karl Johan Nybo, Seppo Paju, Leo Piironen, Eveliina Salonen, Jalle Stoor, Lassi Hakulinen (res.).

2019 - Team Ford Europe: Janne Hirsimäki (C), Henna Blomroos, Sylvain Gouge, Simon Lizotte, Väinö Mäkelä, Teemu Nissinen, Karl Johan Nybo, Eveliina Salonen, Jalle Stoor, Leo Piironen (res.), Kristin Tattar (res.).