Golf Moves into the Fast Lane

Sprint6golf-DSC04653London, England: SPRINT6GOLF, a quicker, shorter format of golf, has seen significant uptake with more than 50 clubs expressing an interest in the innovative new variation within the first 48 hours of launching.
Several clubs have already signed up while hundreds of golfers have been downloading the official mobile app.
Played over just six holes and utilising a 30-second shot clock, SPRINT6GOLF is the brainchild of Tom Critchley, the son of Sky Sports commentator and ex-Walker Cup player Bruce Critchley.
The Buckinghamshire Golf Club in Uxbridge, the official home of SPRINT6GOLF, has already hosted several events, with golfers of all ages and abilities from the surrounding areas enjoying a flowing, six-hole round with a continuous pace of play.
Tom Critchley said: “By starting at the grass-roots level, we’re giving established golfers, as well as those new to the game, the opportunity to discover what SPRINT6GOLF is all about.
“The feedback we’ve received so far has been incredibly positive, with the mobile app in particular proving extremely popular among the younger demographic. By adding a dynamic new element to playing golf, people are enjoying being able to play more often, as a result of playing more quickly.”
England Golf and the European Tour are among the organisations who have committed their support to the new concept, along with 2014 Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley and Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale.
While the interactive mobile app enables SPRINT6GOLF to be played on any course at any time, clubs around the United Kingdom have been encouraged to sign up and host official SPRINT6GOLF Club Night events to promote ‘golf in the fast lane’.
In addition, 32 clubs around the country will be invited to host qualifying events, with each venue putting forward one player to compete in the 2016 Amateur Challenge National Final at Buckinghamshire Golf Club on October 10.

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