Back in April 2020 we were forced to postpone GolfSixes League due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, the Golf Foundation, working with its major supporter The R&A and England Golf launched a new ‘intra-club’ (internal, within one club) competition series. The aim was to allow your juniors to enjoy the team, competition and social benefits of the ‘Sixes’ format.
Specially created for those golf clubs which had registered for postponed GolfSixes League, this intra-club format offered all the resources needed to run regular competitive team golf for junior sections all over the UK.
The format was 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 37 and above.
The intra-club events focused 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 as possible and to alleviate the challenge of having any uneven numbers (i.e. not multiples of six) there was also guidance on running the original scoring format in pairs.
To support clubs which ran intra-club GolfSixes League events there was a host of resources available on the GolfSixes League login page of the Golf Foundation website. (Resources included detailed guidance, marketing posters, and scorecards.
Golf clubs must meet the safeguarding criteria required to deliver GolfSixes League activity. However, if you are not already working through the SafeGolf accreditation please visit the England Golf website here to start this process.
We would 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.