Is music finally making it’s breakthrough into golf??
Thanks to the European Tour, it looks like it might be. The Tour is set to trial a new six-hole competition that would include a shot clock, music, and fewer clubs.
Tour chief executive Keith Pelley spoke on BBC Radio 5 live and said he hopes to “experiment as early as 2017 and maybe roll it out in 2018”.
“Yes, there’d be a shot clock. Yes, there’d be music and players would probably be dressed a bit differently. Maybe they’d only play with five or seven clubs,” He added.
“It would probably be a country competition,” he said. “So you could see England playing Scotland in a six-hole matchplay.
“If you’re not prepared to change, you’re not prepared to be innovative, if you’re not prepared to actually take chances, then sports will fall behind.”
Finally someone in the golfing world has a forward thinking attitude. Keith Pelley making moves!!
This whole concept would definitely attract a younger audience and give those already involved a new perspective on the sport they love. Shorter competition, less club choices, a timer to keep things going and music to tie it all together.
This could be a huge step in the right direction for golf.