In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Golf Foundation has decided the launch of the GolfSixes League campaign for 2020 should be postponed until further notice.
The Golf Foundation is proud to report its GolfSixes League initiative can be a ‘game changer’ for golf as it boosts the number of juniors joining golf clubs.
We are delighted to see the six-hole team format continues to attract new young players, in 2019 there was a 35% increase in affiliated membership at the golf clubs involved in GolfSixes League (this figure was 49% in England.) See the latest infographic and impact report for more figures and feedback on the programme’s success.
Trialled in 2017 with the support of Sport England, GolfSixes League was created to give juniors the chance to play in a competitive golf league with other local golf clubs. Its aim was to increase the number of regular players and junior members at golf clubs and our results show the format is working. What’s more GolfSixes League is attracting youngsters from non-golfing families (38% of parents were non-golfers.)
Reaction from parents, PGA Professionals and most importantly the players, shows GolfSixes League is great for the sport and we are thrilled with this positive response.
In 2020, thanks to substantial investment from The R&A and the European Tour, GolfSixes League will be expanded to 98 leagues across all four home nations with the help of England Golf, Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and Confederation of Golf in Ireland.
To watch a short video which sums up the fun and value of GolfSixes League click here.
(Image courtesy of Matt Greaves)