“The idea is to speed up golf and give people a viable alternative to the long form of the game,” SPRINT6GOLF founder Tom Critchley told the BBC. “”Can you play golf in an hour? Yes, you can. Very simply, it is six holes on a 30-second shot-clock. The moment you put your bag down the clock starts and people get on with it.”

The speeded-up format shares some similarities with cricket, where the traditional form is undergoing a slow death and the Twenty 20 version of the game has successfully brought in younger fans that weren’t interested in watching a match take five days. Tennis and snooker have also experimented with speeding up the form.

How ambitious is SPRINT6GOLF? ”Our vision is very much to go to the professional game,” Critchley said. “I want to see the best players in the world play this.”

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