GolfSixes League 2020 – Welcome news for golf clubs with new intra-club and family format
Back in April, junior charity, the Golf Foundation was forced to postpone this summer’s ‘GolfSixes League 2020’ due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, good news for participating golf clubs in Wales is announced today.
The Golf Foundation, working with its major supporter The R&A and Wales Golf is launching a new ‘intra-club’ (internal, within one club) and family competition series. This will allow your junior golfers and their families to enjoy the team, competition and social benefits of the ‘Sixes’ format, starting from 22nd July, for the remainder of the year. Wales Golf is in the process of planning an ‘intra-club’ and family final for league winners at the end of the year.
Specially created for those golf clubs which registered for this year’s postponed GolfSixes League, this intra-club and family format will offer all the resources needed to run regular competitive team golf for junior sections and their families all over Wales taking into account Welsh Government Covid-19 guidelines.
The intra-club format is designed to support those children who were due to represent their club in the GolfSixes League, and those also in your junior section: the non-handicap player, or 28 and above. The family ‘Sixes’ format will take the same format of the junior competition but will play in mixed adult/junior pairs.
The intra-club and family events can still focus on the popular benefits of the original series, playing six holes in pairs, in the highly inclusive Texas Scramble format, accumulating points for their team of six. However, to try and include as many from the junior section and parents/guardians as possible and to alleviate the challenge of having any uneven numbers (i.e. not multiples of six) there is also guidance on running the original scoring format in pairs.
To support clubs which wish to run their intra-club and family GolfSixes League events there is a host of resources available on the GolfSixes League login page of the Golf Foundation website, which will include detailed guidance, marketing posters, and scorecards.
Your club simply has to express its interest by completing a short online form on the website and we will get you started and signpost you to the key resources required. As a reminder, the login details for this portal are:
The Golf Foundation would also like to reassure all GolfSixes League registered golf clubs that the full inter-club GolfSixes League, featuring 98 leagues and more than 400 clubs, will be back in 2021. All the golf clubs who signed up this year will receive the full support to run this popular series next year.
Full ‘intra-club’ and ‘family’ guidance can be found here