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Congratulations to Mikko Rantanen
the new World Speedgolf Champion!
In the Open Championship this must be the closest result in history with just 1 second separating Finland’s Mikko Rantanen and New Zealand’s Jamie Reid who was runner up. Britain’s Chris Benians was placed 3rd. Known fondly as ‘The Flying Finn’ Mikko shot an impressive 1 under PAR to seal the victory. Jamie Reid shot 7 more strokes but did so in just 43 minutes and 9 seconds and becasue Speedgolf combines strokes and time this gave the incredibily tight margin. Pace vs Accuracy is what makes Speedgolf so intruiging! Interestingly there were 5 nations represented in the Top 10.
In the Women’s Championship it was Lauren Cupp who took the Women’s Title. Check out our Blog for more details
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 Blog about the event
British Speedgolf Pairs Championship George Boxall and Tom Roberts win Inaugural British Speedgolf Pairs Championship!
In very warm, humid conditions George and Tom completed their 18 holes in just over 41 minutes! Their Speedgolf score was 122:06. Not far behind was Chris and Jamie who took the best golf stroke score of the day shooting 79 in just shy of 48 minutes. The fast course played havoc with the short game but all who competed should feel very proud of their achievements.
Want to know who is ranked the Top Speedgolfers in the World?
The final 2018 Speedgolf Power Rankings will be published very soon, meantime check out the last to be published.
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