Golf fans can experience a new short form of the sport for just £6, as a special advance ticket sale for a European Tour event on the edge of St Albans begins today.
For the next six days, advance adult tickets for the inaugural GolfSixes at Centurion Club on May 6 and 7 will cost £6 per day.
A family of four can have a day out at the six-hole match play tournament for under £20, with children’s tickets (10 to 17 years old) available for £3 and free entry for under 10s.
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 course.
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 activity-packed fan zone will also offer plenty of food options that reflect the 16 competing nations.
The event will feature two-man teams from 16 different nations, each nation being represented by its two leading ranked and available European Tour members from the 2017 Exemption Category List as of yesterday. The participating countries and players are set to be announced next week.
The first day’s play on Saturday, May 6 will see the teams split into four groups of four, similar to the UEFA Champions League football 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 Sunday, May 7.
Tickets can be purchased at www.golfsixes.com and the six-day sale ends on Sunday, March 19.