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Speedgolf British Open to return in 2016

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.

“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,” said Pam Painter, Co-Founder of British Speedgolf.  

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 2014 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 the 2016 event will also offer a team competition for the first time, based on a simple alternate shot format.

Competitor Registration is now open here but places will be limited, so those interested are advised to register early to secure their place.