Six-hole tournament to start tomorrow

The Corona Golf Super6 tournament will get under way at Belmont Hills Golf Club tomorrow evening.

The innovative six-hole tournament is being launched in an effort to widen the game’s appeal and help reverse a decline in participation on the island.

The Bermuda Golf Association is hoping the tournament will also spark interest in the sport among those not classed as traditional fans.

Players of varying levels can sign up for the tournament, which will involve teams of four competing for points every Thursday until July 5 in a relaxed and fun environment.

The competition will feature modified stableford scoring, a 75 per cent handicap adjustment, and a shot clock. All ties will be decided by Retrogression.

Craig Brown, the BGA president, said: “Shotgun start will be 6pm with the 95 minutes shot-clock rule in effect.

“If your team does not return to the clubhouse within the 95 minutes a ten-point deduction will be applied.

“So play ready golf, and pick up once your net score is no longer contributing to the team score. In addition, you can earn ten additional points if you have a female member in your four player team.”

The team entry fee is $1,200 for six registered players, including 36 holes, green fees and a cart. Any four of the six registered players can represent the team.

Special guests, including visitors to the island, can play for a team and register on the day of play for $100.

All proceeds will go towards the Bermuda Golf Foundation in aid of the BGF Golf in Schools and Young Pro Programmes. The event is sponsored by Corona Extra, Premier Tix, Belmont Hills, Divots and APEX Physio.

For more details contact Brown on 295-2739 or Belmont Hills Golf Club on 236-6060.

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Published May 30, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated May 29, 2018 at 11:52 pm)

Six-hole tournament to start tomorrow

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