Rich River Golf Club will host a 12-hole competition on Sunday designed to encourage more players to the game.May 24, 2014 3:36am
Rich River Golf Club's Richard Caiolfa is helping to run a new 'big bucket' golf competition on Sunday.
Golf administrators throughout the western world are looking at ways of arresting a gradual decline in the sport’s popularity.
Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer to have played the game has been trying something new to get more people to play golf.
He is hosting events at his club, Muirfield Village, in which the cup is three times as large as the regular-sized cup and the tournaments are run over 12 holes and not the traditional 18 holes, the aim being to speed up play and reduce frustration.
Rich River Golf Club is joining Nicklaus in his vision to make golf easier and quicker to play and will host its second ‘‘Big as a Bucket’’ on Sunday.
Rich River professional Richard Caiolfa said the club hoped to attract new players, especially those who might find golf difficult.
‘‘We will have shorter holes, with the tee forward as well,’’ he said.
‘‘We seem to have attracted some juniors who haven’t got their handicaps yet and we are also hoping to attract some ladies from the area to play golf as well.’’
Hoping for about 60 people to compete, Caiolfa said the bigger holes had caused some extra work for the greenkeepers, but ‘‘if it promotes golf, they’re happy to do it’’.
The competition will start at 1pm Sunday and will be held on the first 12 holes of the west course.
For more information, phone 5481 3372.
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