The British Open Speedgolf Championships will take place on Sunday September 17, moving to Piltdown Golf Club, East Sussex just 20 miles from London Gatwick.
Piltdown Golf Club Secretary Phil Bonsall said: “One of the major issues in attracting new people to golf is the time it takes to play. Speedgolf certainly solves that problem and on behalf of Piltdown Golf Club I am delighted to embrace the growing sport of Speedgolf, and we are honoured to be hosting the British Championships. Some of the times and scores I have seen that people have achieved in the past are remarkable, and I can’t wait to see it for myself.”
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.
Pam Painter Co-Founder of British Speedgolf, commented: “The common misconception is that Speedgolf is simply rushing around a golf course, it is the opposite. Whilst it is faster, the skill in Speedgolf is balancing your running pace with your capacity to accurately play your shots to get the lowest combined score possible.”
Speedgolf can enhance performance, mainly due to the fluidity of the sport which eliminates time consuming practice swings and other rituals, which can actually improve your golf game. Great golf is at the heart of the sport, the best Speedgolfers play their strokes as normal, picking up and controlling pace between shots.