Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1005541) and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company 02653887.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIN #95-4418411
What is the Trans-Atlantic Cup?
The Trans-Atlantic Cup (The “TAC”) is a unique Ryder Cup style golf event among the masses who play the game respectively in each of the countries involved in the actual Ryder Cup. The end-result is a similar structure to the actual Ryder Cup with two teams of twelve (12) players (24 golfers in total), one team representing the USA and the second for the UK/Europe.*
Why are we conducting the Trans-Atlantic Cup?
While this has an air of competition, the true nature of this event is in the spirit of charity…supporting men’s health and the respective prostate cancer causes by:
a) Funding research ultimately to save lives,
b) Building awareness for the disease along with the charity organizations involved, and
c) Developing long-term relationships and camaraderie among everyone involved.
Who can, and How do golfers play in the Trans-Atlantic Cup?
Any golfer, male or female, of any age, with an established handicap through the Royal and Ancient (R&A) or the United States Golf Association (USGA) respective to the country they represent by qualifying for a spot on either team.
Here in the US, each participating golfer would register their information and pay a nominal $10 entry fee (donation) to PCF and submit their score. Any player can attempt to qualify for multiple rounds of golf and re-register (additional contribution).
Scores entered are taken as official scores, validated by the USGA/R&A. Those lowest scores posted from the twelve (12) different individual golfers in each respective country (USA or UK/Europe) will qualify for each of those two teams.
When does the TransAtlantic Cup take place?
Initial qualifying period: July 1, 2021 through August 15, 2021.
Second stage qualifying period (top 50): August 16, 2021 through September 10, 2021
Final team selection (team of 12): Saturday, September 11, 2021
Trans-Atlantic Cup (TAC) matches: week September 12, 2021
Other online events and announcements of the teams, captains and opening ceremonies take place in the weeks leading up to the final tournament.
*Entries for the PCUK team are through the HowDoWeBeatIt entry fee, rather than a separate entry fee for the UK participation