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In the Men’s Championship event it was an intense battle for the title, the margin between the top three was very tight but Chris Benians did enough to defend his 2017 title and seal the victory; he shot a round of 80 in just over 43 minutes giving him a Speedgolf Score of 123:21. Australia’s James McMaster was runner up edging out George Boxall to 3rd place. In the Women’s Championship New Zealand’s Liz McKinnon put in a personal best to take the Women’s Title. She shot a staggering 76 off the Red Tees in just over 50 minutes, her Speedgolf Score was 126:41. French sensation Mariette Hilborne was runner up.
Read our latest Blog about the event
James McMaster by Simon Roe Photography
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What is Speedgolf?
Speedgolf is essentially a faster more athletic format of golf. Speedgolfers who play competitively, do jog between shots but even those at the very top of the sport rarely sprint; Speedgolfers think about Pace rather than Speed – finding an optimum pace for their fitness and endurance whilst maintaining their golf shot accuracy.
A Speedgolf Score is a combination of Golf Strokes plus the Time to complete the round. Whether taking a brisk walk, power walk or progressing to a jog, some or all of the time, Speedgolfers should also aim to save time by eliminating practice swings and other time consuming rituals that lead many to over-think their game. In doing so, contrary to what one might expect, many Speedgolfers actually find that their golf game improves!
For a full round at ‘speed’ Speedgolfers need a clear course, which is the main reason that those who practice regularly play at 1st tee. Aside from fewer clubs and suitable attire there are very few rule changes and NOTHING a club has to put in place in terms of equipment.
2018 British Open Speedgolf Championships
The 2018 British Open Speedgolf Championships will return for a 2nd year at the splendid Piltdown Golf Club on Sunday 9 September ! Voted 43rd best course in England by National Club Golfer Magazine, this event is one not to be missed. Places will be limited to ensure we keep with the spirit of Speedgolf; to secure your place.
Want to know who is ranked the Top Speedgolfers in the World?
The 2018 Speedgolf Power Rankings are out! We are thrilled to see success for British Players, George Boxall and Chris Benians in the top 10 men and Lizzie Taylor, Emma Morgan and Mariette Hilborne making the women’s Top 10! Find out more about the rankings and listen to the podcasts!
What a way to start 2018 – It’s Official – Speedgolfer Steve Jeffs Guinness World Record!
The fastest hole of golf by an individual was achieved by Steve Jeffs (UK) at Tiverton Golf Course, in Tiverton, UK, on 25 August 2017. Take at look at Guinness World Record News piece or go straight to the official record page also read this great article by CNN
Huge success for ‘Speedy George’ at Speedgolf USA Championships!
George Boxall stuns global Speedgolf community as he claims Runner Up in Speedgolf USA Championships in Houston! At the stunning Golf Club of Houston, George led the impressive Men’s International field after his gruelling 18 hole Speedgolf round (10K run!) and was squeezed into 2nd position in a tense 9 hole playoff, giving US Mack McClain the title Read more on our BLOG! Before the next World Speedgolf Rankings are published, here are the results summary for the best in the World at present who are in the mix Mens Ranking sheet
Chris Benians wins the 2017 British Open Speedgolf Championship!
Chris Benians wins the 2017 British Open Speedgolf Championship by the smallest margin imaginable! Chris won with a Speedgolf Score of 116:13. Runner up was George Boxall who was tantalizingly close with a Speedgolf Score of 116:17, possibly the closest margin in any Speedgolf tournament! Congratulations to our new Ladies Champion, Lizzie Taylor. The Novice winner was Simon Wooderson. All completed 18 holes.
New for 2017 was the 10 hole Team Pairs event won by Piltdown Pioneers! Watch a longer clip here Congratulations to all those who competed, a magnificent effort on a stunning course. – Well done! Check out the Top of the Leaderboard 2017 British Open Leaderboard, photo slideshow to follow shortly. Lets give our Speedgolfers the recognition they deserve! Please share some of our recent Press coverage If you are interested to play Speedgolf and based in the UK sign up for news of how to play next season. If you are not in the UK check out the new Global Speedgolf website aimed at facilitating the growth of Speedgolf across the GLOBE ………………………………………………………… Don’t forget to check out our Blog for inside information on the sport, it’s players and key tournament overviews.
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