On Tuesday morning Craughwell AC athlete Rob Hogan heads off to Richmond Virginia to compete in a major Speedgolf Championships.  Rob came 7th in the World Championships in Oregon last year, but has immeasurably improved on his running and the other technical aspects of this emerging sport since, so should do very well.  The rules of speed golf are simple - you add your score in a round of golf to the time you did it in minutes, and the person with the lowest score wins.  It combines skill and speed, with an emphasis on knowing how your body will perform under different stresses.  The game is tight.. how fast can you sprint to that green and still putt straight?

Best of luck Rob - may the course be with you :)

 

"The Eastern Speedgolf Open is the inaugural Speedgolf event benefitting The First Tee of Richmond & Chesterfield. The event will begin with a 9-hole national championship for the top five girls and top five boys who will have qualified through their local First Tee chapters throughout the country. On Saturday, after The First Tee national championship has been contested and awards are distributed, Speedgolf professionals will conduct an interactive and informative clinic before giving a 9-hole exhibition. After the clinic and exhibition will be a dinner and party complete with a band. On Sunday, there will be an 18-hole tournament for elite amateurs, and the top Speedgolf professionals in the world will be on hand to compete for a purse of $35,000."


For information and results, check out the http://speedgolfinternational.com.

Friday the 20th. .