More than a thousand golfers, who enjoy the benefits of Britain’s 538 Nine Hole golf clubs, have already signed up for this year’s Open Championship, hoping to be crowned the National Nines Champions UK.
The regional stages begin 27 April with the South West matches being played at the beautiful countryside St Kew Golf Club. The course is situated on the Camel Estuary near Bodmin in North Cornwall where there are 18 separate tees at this delightful setting with its well drained greens.
Organiser of the event Neil Burke at the Horne Park Golf Centre said, “We have been staggered by the enthusiasm for the event. We still expect more entries to come in before the start of the competition at the end of the month.”
The matches start in Cornwall and then continue throughout the country moving from the South and up to Scotland during the summer months. The finals 29 September – 2 October will be played in Jersey at Les Ormes with the qualifying teams receiving regional flight tickets to Jersey, accommodation, a gala dinner and golf including a practice round.
The following clubs will host the first matches:-
St Kew – Cornwall 27 April
Selsey – West Sussex 8 May
Maldon – Essex 12 May
Reigate Heath – Surrey 16 May
Feltwell – Norfolk 21 May
Neil Burke said “Teams of three, who are members of a nine hole golf club, can enter at £30 per player on line www.nationalninesgolf.com This year looks like being a huge success and we have been most impressed by the quality and professionalism of the regional hosts.”