After a very successful inaugural tournament in 2015, the New Zealand Speedgolf Open is back on the 23rd and 24th of January 2016 at the Rotorua Golf Club. The 2016 tournament will also see the return of reigning champion and Rotorua Golf Club Member, Landyn Edwards.
What is Speedgolf?
The aim of Speed Golf is to play a round of golf in the lowest possible sum of strokes and time. In order to calculate your Speed Golf Score, take your total number of strokes and add it to the total number of whole minutes required to complete the round. This number goes before the colon, the number after the colon in the number of seconds. For example, Landyns winning score at the 2015 NZ Speedgolf Open was 119.34.
Too many clubs will only weigh you down so Speed Golf limits you to a maximum of 7 clubs and you must carry them yourself, no caddies or carts allowed!
If you would like to give Speedgolf a try or want to get in some practise before The Open, Rotorua Golf Club run are running Speedgolf events every Monday night over summer. Click here for more info.
NZ Speedgolf Open – Categories
Speedgolf is for anyone and everyone, and the categories at the 2016 NZ Speedgolf Open reflect this. As an individual you can enter in one of the following categories:
- Under 20
- Open (20 to 39)
- Master (40 to 49)
- Seniors (50+)
There is also the option to enter as a social or corporate team and split the round 6 or 9 holes each.
The 2016 New Zealand Speedgolf Open will be held at the Rotorua Golf Club, a full 18 hole, par 70 course but with a difference, the course is home to many active and dormant geothermal areas. The course is also home to a fully equipped pro shop, a bar and café. If you are looking for accommodation during the tournament, the Rotorua Golf Club website has some recommended accommodation options located near to the course.
More Info and Register
To register for the tournament, visit the 2016 New Zealand Speedgolf Open webpage at golf.co.nz. If you have any queries please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @SpeedgolfNZ or visit our Facebook page.
We’ll look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Open, be sure to like the NZ Speedgolf Open Facebook page for up to the minute news and updates.