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GolfSixes to be introduced by CGI

​The CGI are asking golf clubs across the country to get involved and the first 40 clubs to express their interest will receive a set of six GolfSixes tee box markers free of charge.

  • 21 May 2019

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Golf Sixes burst onto the European Tour Golf scene in 2017 when the inaugural event was played at Centurion Golf Club in England. The sixteen-team event of two Professional players each was won by Irish pair Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan in 2018 where both male and female players went head-to-head on the same stage.

Replicating the success of The Golf Foundation’s “GolfSixes League” which was launched in the UK last year, the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) have also announced the creation of this fun new format for beginner Junior Boys and Girls on this side of the Irish Sea.

“GolfSixes means quicker six-hole events against other pairings in a fun ‘Scramble’ format – a great way of building confidence among new players’” explained CGI Participation Officer Justin O’Byrne. “It is a great way for beginners to get involved in a competition suited to their level in a round that should take no longer than 90 minutes to play.”
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So, who is GolfSixes targeted at and what will the format be?

The rules specify that pairings of two players can be any mix of boys and/or girls under 15 years of age and with a handicap of 28 (boys), 36 (girls) or higher – in other words, the clubs cadet or beginner junior section.

A suitable course of 6 holes – ideally each 100 to 150 meters long and designed by the Junior Committee, will be played and no handicaps will be applied to scores.

The CGI are asking golf clubs across the country to get involved and the first 40 clubs to express their interest will receive a set of six GolfSixes tee box markers free of charge. Having played GolfSixes at your club during the summer months, these Clubs will be then asked to send a representative team of three pairings (with two girls, two boys and two either) to a regional event at the end of August. 

“This format presents many advantages including an opportunity to educate beginners on some rules and etiquette,” remarked O’Byrne. “Introducing the juniors to teeing areas, how to replace a divot, how to repair pitch marks and so on will be invaluable to their experience on the golf course going forward.”

In order to express the interest of your Junior section you can contact your CGI Participation Officer or by emailing your club details to info@cgigolf.org 

Find out more about GolfSixes in the UK HERE