Cricket led the way with T20. Now Speedgolf is setting the sporting pace in Golf. It’s faster, more athletic and a lot more fun than the regular game!
You play a round in the lowest sum of shots as usual, but combine it with the time taken to run the course.
In an Olympic year that features golf, what better time to combine running and golf! The British Open Speedgolf Championships falls on the same day as the Men’s Final round at the games.
Can runners beat golfers at their own game in this faster format?
The British Open Speedgolf Championships will take place on August 14 2016, returning to Dale Hill Golf Club, in East Sussex for a second year. Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club general manager Carl Rundgren said “Speedgolf is an exciting version of the great game and one which gets the heart racing, blood pumping and takes the sport to new limits and away from its traditionally staid image.”
Speedgolf addresses pace of play head on, with this more athletic golf format; it attracts both golfers and runners or those who seek a fresh fitness challenge. Whilst it is more physically demanding than the traditional golf game, providing a good work out, it is also a lot of fun.
Pam Painter Co-Founder of British Speedgolf explains. “The challenge in Speedgolf is balancing your running pace with your capacity to swiftly and accurately play your shots to get the lowest combined score possible.”
Golf’s return to Rio’s Olympic programme after a 112-year absence makes it the perfect time to combine golf and running, but competitors will need to be quick to challenge the current British Open Speedgolf Champion Rob Hogan who at the 2015 Championship shot a round of 77 in just 34 minutes and 4 seconds, giving him a Speedgolf Score of 111:04. Last year saw the introduction of a dedicated women’s category and British Speedgolf are keen to build on the women’s field at the 2016 event to ensure they get the same recognition as the men. Pam Painter adds “We know there are plenty of fit women golfers, who struggle to find the time to play regular golf; Speedgolf is the perfect match” 2016 will also offer a team competition for the first time, based on a simple alternate shot format.
Competitor Registration is now open at: www.britishspeedgolf.co.uk/british-open-speedgolf/
Places will be limited, so those interested are advised to register early to secure their place.