Speedgolf is a faster, more athletic format of golf, where players can play a full 18 holes in under 80 minutes, or nine holes in under 40 minutes by jogging between shots.
The emerging format, which has been backed by golf’s national governing body England Golf, challenges participants to balance running pace with the ability to quickly and accurately play shots to get the lowest score possible.
The aim is to achieve the lowest possible sum of shots combined with the time taken to run the golf course. This combined total gives you a Speedgolf Score. Shooting a round of 90 in a time of 70 minutes and 21 seconds would give you a Speedgolf score of 160:21.
Speedgolf is new in the UK, but territories across the globe are emerging as interest in the sport gains momentum. British Speedgolf, along with other international Speedgolf communities, operates the same principal rules as devised by Speedgolf International.
Europe’s leading golf retailer, American Golf, is supporting British Speedgolf in a bid to help grow participation in golf through new, exciting formats that appeal to a wider audience.
Golf has had its critics in the past, some citing that in the modern day a round of golf takes too long to play, especially for a time-pressed younger generation. Speedgolf helps eliminate this stigma, shortening playing time dramatically whilst getting the blood pumping.
The British Open Speedgolf Championship is taking place on 17th September at the Piltdown Golf Club in East Sussex. Registration to play in the tournament is now open, players are able to sign up here.
American Golf is a proud sponsor of British Speedgolf – for the best Speedgolf equipment, visit www.americangolf.co.uk.