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The Springs to host British Speedgolf Championship in September – Golf News | Golf Magazine
April 28, 2021
The British Open Speedgolf Championships is about to return in 2021 with a 36-hole championship because of be held at The Springs Resort & Golf Membership 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 last rating, will see opponents choose up the tempo around the venue’s course because the contenders battle it out for the titles over two rounds.
The Springs will host Britain’s high Speedgolfers in September
Champions will likely be topped within the elite, beginner and ladies’s classes. The final event was held at Foxhills in 2019 – no occasion final yr because 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 beginner title after claiming the honours at Piltdown in 2018, shot 80 in simply 43 minutes and 41 seconds to win the beginner title, whereas girls champion Liz McKinnon shot 76 in 50.41 minutes for a speedgolf rating of 126.41.
Scorers in golf buggies will monitor the sector, 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 recreation. Speedgolfers additionally carry fewer golf equipment – as much as 7 – however typically this implies they need to be extra artistic 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 imagine Speedgolf does this too and is certainly blazing its personal path. It is going to be a thrill to observe the perfect of their area deal with our improbable golf course in a really totally different approach.”
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 yr will set up the championship as a must-play event while proving to others simply what is feasible for those who choose up the tempo.”
For particulars about methods to compete at this yr’s championship, go to www.britishspeedgolf.co.uk.