The England Golf Partnership (EGP), which works to grow the game of golf, is supporting plans by 60 60 Golf to roll out a fun, fast driving range version of the sport.
The EGP is helping 60 60 Golf to identify suitable ranges for its patented pitches, which offer a target-based game that can be played in an hour. It is also putting the company in touch with its County Golf Partnerships which grow the game at grass roots level.
The EGP brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England.
Roger Moreland, the Partnership’s chief operating officer said: “Our role is to increase golf participation in England and 60 60 Golf supports this objective.”
60 60 Golf was launched in May 2012 and is designed to appeal to both current golfers and new players who may feel the traditional form of the game takes too long, costs too much and can be intimidating.
The target-based game has been installed in several driving ranges around the country with impressive results. 75% of players who have tried it have confirmed they would play it again and 37% have voiced a desire to take out 60 60 Golf’s interactive membership of the online golf club www.6060golf.com. Driving range owners have been equally enthusiastic with many announcing a 20 – 50% increase in income and a marked rise in repeat business since installing the game.
“60 60 Golf is designed to be fast, low cost, accessible, interesting, engaging and challenging,” said the game’s inventor, Craig Higgs.
60 60 Golf is the trading name of Net60Six Ltd. More information about it can be found at www.6060golf.com. Further information about the EGP’s activities can be found at www.englandgolfpartnership.com.