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The second annual Bridges Cup to be held at the acclaimed Les Bordes Golf Club in France, April 27-April 30, 2023

Elite mid-amateur event will feature teams of top golfers from the United States and Europe, squaring off in Ryder Cup-style competition

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (February 21, 2023) — 8AM Golf is pleased to announce that the second annual Bridges Cup, a 12-vs-12 man team competition featuring top amateurs from the United States and Europe, will be held April 27-30, 2023 at the prestigious Les Bordes Golf Club in France.

In the spirit of the Ryder Cup which will also be taking place on European soil later this year, the competitors taking part in the Bridges Cup were selected based on their achievements in the game — including winning exclusive invitationals and USGA events as well as competing in major championships. 

Each team was chosen by their respective captains. Jeff Fujimoto and David Porter are the co-captains for the U.S. while Simon Holt and playing captain Tom Etridge, who is a Les Bordes member, will be at the helm for the European squad.

Following the opening ceremony and practice round on April 28th, the 72-hole Ryder Cup-format event will begin in earnest on April 29th, with morning and afternoon four-ball sessions. On April 30th, there will be foursome matches in the morning followed by singles matches in the afternoon to determine the winner. Round trip airfare for the visiting American team will be provided by all-business-class boutique airline La Compagnie.

“The success of our inaugural Bridges Cup tournament last year exceeded our highest expectations and I was honored to be a part of it,” said Hoyt McGarity, CEO of 8AM Golf. “I can’t wait to see this year’s impressive crop of players competing at a course as magnificent as Les Bordes.”

The Bridges Cup will be preceded one week earlier by another exciting event, the second-annual 8AM Golf Invitational. The spirited, fun-first competition will take place at Wynn Las Vegas from April 20-22 and will again be hosted by 8AM Golf partner Justin Timberlake and feature celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment. The inaugural 8AM Golf Invitational last year was won by Kansas City Chiefs’ teammates and newly crowned Super Bowl champs Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.

GOLF Magazine and are the exclusive media partners of the Bridges Cup.

For more information and tournament scoring, visit, or follow the action on Instagram at @thebridgescup.

About Les Bordes

Originally the private domain of Baron Marcel Bich who opened the Robert von Hagge  designed Old Course exclusively for his friends in 1986, Les Bordes is a sprawling 1,400 estate located just over an hour south of Paris in the Loire Valley – one of the most beautiful parts of France. In 2021 the Gil Hanse/Jim Wagner designed New Course and short Wild Piglet course opened to wide critical acclaim. The estate now has new homes and other family focused amenities with a neighboring Six Senses Hotel and Residences set to open in 2025. Les Bordes was recognized as a Top 100 Course in the World by Golf Magazine in November of 2021.

About The Bridges Cup

Established in 2022, The Bridges Cup is an elite mid-amateur Ryder Cup-style tournament designed to provide an unparalleled first-class experience. The Bridges Cup committee annually hand-picks the most elite participants from some of the most prestigious golf clubs around the world. The field is comprised of players who have won exclusive invitationals and USGA events as well as having participated in major championships. It features two 12-on-12 teams from the United States and Europe competing in modified four ball and modified foursomes formats. 


About 8AM Golf

8AM Golf was established by businessman, philanthropist and golf entrepreneur Howard Milstein as the holding company that oversees his golf businesses—all of which are dedicated to helping golfers at every level enjoy the game more. Renowned entertainer and golf entrepreneur Justin Timberlake has been a partner in 8AM golf since 2020 and is now leading creative initiatives across the 8AM portfolio of companies.

Current 8AM companies include: GOLF Magazine and, the #1 media brands in golf; Nicklaus Companies; legendary club maker Miura GolfTrue Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company; GolfLogix, the most-downloaded GPS app in golf; Club-Conex, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of adjustable golf club adapter systems; Fairway Jockey, which provides golfers with the ability to buy custom clubs online; 3’s, which seeks to reimagine the golf experience, combining a fun atmosphere and top-notch hospitality with a quality par-3 course and putting area; and Chirp, a free-to-play gaming app that lets golfers wager on the outcome of pro golf tournaments, rounds, and shots.

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