The British Open Speedgolf Championships is ready to return in 2021 with a 36-hole championship on account of be held at The Springs Resort & Golf Club in Oxfordshire from September 19-20.
The fast-growing sport, which mixes the variety of pictures with the time it takes to finish the spherical for a ultimate rating, will see opponents decide up the tempo around the venue’s course because the contenders battle it out for the titles over two rounds.
Champions will probably be topped within the elite, novice and ladies’s classes. The final match was held at Foxhills in 2019 – no occasion final 12 months on account of Covid – when New Zealand’s Jamie Reid took the title. He shot 81 in 40 minutes and 57 seconds for a Speedgolf Rating of 121.57. Chris Benians (GB) and Mikko Rantanen (Finland) each shot 74 to take second and third place respectively. Benians, defending his males’s novice title after claiming the honours at Piltdown in 2018, shot 80 in simply 43 minutes and 41 seconds to win the novice title, whereas women champion Liz McKinnon shot 76 in 50.41 minutes for a speedgolf rating of 126.41.
Scorers in golf buggies will monitor the sphere, which set off at intervals as they full their spherical on foot, jogging between holes and saving time by eliminating time consuming observe swings and different rituals related to the common sport. Speedgolfers additionally carry fewer golf equipment – as much as 7 – however typically this implies they must be extra inventive with their pictures.
Ashley Pheasant, Head of Golf at The Springs, which is owned by Darwin Escapes, stated: “We’re very a lot about delivering venues which might be trendy and thrilling and we consider Speedgolf does this too and is certainly blazing its personal path. It will likely be a thrill to observe the most effective of their subject deal with our unbelievable golf course in a really completely different method.”
Pam Painter, co-founder of British Speedgolf, added: “Speedgolf continues to evolve, however retains the camaraderie of a grass roots area of interest sport. We hope that the transfer to a 36-hole occasion this 12 months will set up the championship as a must-play match while proving to others simply what is feasible when you decide up the tempo.”
For particulars about tips on how to compete at this 12 months’s championship, go to www.britishspeedgolf.co.uk.