Kiter Cup 2024

History of the Kiter Cup

The Kiter Cup tournament traces its roots back to 2024 when a group of 12 friends, captivated by the allure of golfing in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, decided to embark on a golfing expedition. Seeking to combine their love for golf with a memorable weekend getaway, they established the annual Kiter Cup tournament.

Held annually on the weekend following Mother's Day, amidst the blossoming flowers of spring, the Kiter Cup tournament has become a cherished tradition for the group. Over the years, it has evolved into a thrilling competition characterized by camaraderie, friendly rivalry, and sportsmanship.

During the weekend retreat, the 12 friends engage in three rounds of golf, each featuring various match play formats. Divided into two teams of six, they vie for the prestigious Kiter Cup trophy, along with coveted rewards such as champagne, cigars, cash prizes, and, perhaps most importantly, lifelong bragging rights.

With each round worth a match play point, there are a total of nine points up for grabs throughout the tournament. The magic number to secure victory is 4.5 points, adding an element of suspense and excitement to each match.

Beyond the thrill of competition, the Kiter Cup tournament serves as a time for the friends to bond, reminisce, and create lasting memories against the backdrop of stunning golf courses and scenic vistas. As the years pass, the Kiter Cup remains a cherished tradition, celebrating friendship, sportsmanship, and the enduring love of the game.

Kiter Cup 2024

The stage is set for an unforgettable inaugural Kiter Cup tournament in 2024, as the tranquil meadows and majestic mountains of the Columbia area play host to this year's event. Nestled amidst this stunning backdrop are the pristine fairways of Christina Lake Golf Club, Castlegar Golf Course, and the Redstone Resort, where the fierce competition and camaraderie will unfold.

Leading the charge as captains are Mike Budig and Beau Davis, who have meticulously selected their teams from the pool of 12 friends, each confident in their chosen five teammates' abilities to secure victory in this inaugural showdown.

For Team Beau, the spotlight shines on notable storylines, including the winter improvement of Ty Weeks, the anticipation surrounding Evan Douglas' true abilities, questions circling around Zach Nelson's focus and commitment, Andrew Salazar's potential contributions, if any, and Mark Douglas' recovery from a shoulder injury.

Meanwhile, Team Budig boasts its own compelling narratives, with Chris Kelly's surprise selection as the number one overall pick raising eyebrows, Rodney's newfound sobriety adding a layer of resilience, Adam's acquisition of new clubs sparking speculation about his potential, and Conrad Weeks' quest to prove himself against his brother. Additionally, David Dever's wildcard abilities add an element of unpredictability to the team's strategy.

As the teams tee off and the matches unfold across the picturesque landscapes of the Columbia area, anticipation mounts, and tensions rise. With pride, prestige, and the coveted Kiter Cup trophy hanging in the balance, the stage is set for an epic battle of skill, strategy, and sportsmanship that will etch its place in Kiter Cup lore for years to come.