European Tour to get loud in 2017; new format new golf

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.┬áMaybe 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.”

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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.

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