We use our own and third-party cookies to deliver content to you throughout your experience online. It is possible that some cookies may continue to collect information after you've left our site. By using our site, you consent to cookies. Learn more here.

Ok, Got it!

Jul 23rd, 2016

European Tour to introduce 6-hole tournament

With shot clock and music!

European Tour to introduce 6-hole tournamentEuropean Tour chief executive Keith Pelley wants to introduce a six-hole event incorporating a shot clock, music, different clothes and fewer clubs in an effort to attract more golf followers.

"Yes, there would be a shot clock," Pelley told BBC radio. "Yes, there would be music. Players would probably be dressed a bit differently. Maybe they would only play with five or seven clubs."

Pelley is keen to try a new format likely to feature top players representing their countries. "It would probably be a country competition so you could see England playing Scotland in a six-hole matchplay," he explained.

"If you're not prepared to change you're not prepared to be innovative. If you're not prepared to actually take chances, then sports will fall behind." Canadian Pelley took over as chief executive from George O'Grady last year, and we are liking his thinking for sure.

We've been banging on about this stuff for ever, and now it's great that someone else is thinking outside of the box. 


Click here or on the image below to read more about a ar 3 Challenge at The Grove as part of British Masters build up

European Tour to introduce 6-hole tournament

TAGS: European Tour, Keith Pelley