Golf fans have just six days from today (March 14) to bag themselves cut-price tickets to a revolutionary new tournament being staged at the Centurion Club in St Albans over the weekend of May 6-7.
For the next six days (March 14-19), advance adult tickets for the inaugural six-hole GolfSixes match play event will cost just £6 per day. With children’s tickets (10-17) available for £3, and free entry for under 10s, a family of four can have a day out for under £20.
As well as watching two-man teams from 16 different nations competing for a prize fund of €1 million, there will be entertainment for spectators to enjoy outside the ropes as the six holes wend their way around the centrally-located fan zone at the Hertfordshire venue. In addition to amphitheatre-style stands around the tees and greens, there will be music and pyrotechnics on the first tee, and at various points around the course, with player engagement to help bring fans closer to the action. Players will also be encouraged to interact with fans during play, and in the intervals between their matches, including taking part in Q&A sessions in the fan zone.
The event will feature 16 two-man teams represented by its leading ranked European Tour members from the 2017 exemption category list as of March 13. The participating countries and players will be announced next week.
The first day’s play on May 6 will see the teams split into four groups of four, similar to the UEFA Champions League group stages, before the top two teams from each group progress to the knockout stages – the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, a 3rd/4th place play-off match and the final – all of which will be contested on May 7. In the group stages, three points will be given for winning a match, with one point given for a draw, while the matches themselves will be played in a greensomes match play format. Both days’ play will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Special advance rate GolfSixes tickets are on sale now for just £6 per day at www.golfsixes.com. The sale ends on March 19.