WHAT IS SPEEDGOLF?
Speedgolf is the faster, more athletic version of golf, where you can play a full 18 holes in under 80 minutes, or 9 holes in under 40 minutes by jogging between shots. The challenge is balancing your running pace with your ability to quickly and accurately play your 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.
The Inaugural British Speedgolf Championships were held at Boars Head Golf Centre in 2014. The 2015 & 2016 Championships were hosted at Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club where , Rob Hogan, former World Speedgolf Champion, took the British Title. In 2016 he shot 82 in a blistering time of 36 minutes and 59seconds giving him a speedgolf score of 118:59 . The competition was intense with Chris Benians just 1 point adrift with a score of 119:17 and George Boxall at 120:03. In 2017 the British Open Speedgolf Championship moves to Piltdown Golf Club.
The 2015 World Speedgolf Championship was won by Irelands’s Rob Hogan over a two day 36 hole championship at The Glen Club, near Chicago, USA. He conceeded the title in 2016 to Jamie Young but came home in 4th place. Rob held World Number 1 ranking until recently, when US PGA Wesley Cupp took the top spot, nevertheless this is testament to his consistency in tournaments.
Speedgolf is not all about Championships and records, it is about having FUN and this is core to our ethos. Whether you just want a faster, more athletic round, want to get fit or compete at the highest level #GetInspired #Fitingolf
5 Reasons to play Speedgolf:
- Love golf but can’t find the time to play with work and family commitments
- Enjoy running but want an added dimension or challenge
- Have fun, whilst also improving my health and fitness
- Want to try a new outdoor sport in beautiful landscaped surroundings
- Be part of something new and exciting in UK Sport
British Speedgolf - It’s About Time
Time for the sport you love, yet time for your family and work commitments
The standard and delivery of the competition was so professional and created a great atmosphere. On the journey home me and my dad couldn’t stop talking about it, he absolutely loved spectatorship and running from fairway to fairway to support me and the other golfers. Good luck with your quest to boost speedgolf as a British sport; I have no doubts that you will be successful.Steve Jeffs - Speedgolfer - British Open Speedgolf competitor