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Swiss Speedgolf Open 2019

5th & 6th October 2019

Golfclub Gstaad Saanenland

An Experience You Will
Never Forget

Schedule

That’s What's Happening

friday, 4th October

Practice Round, Meet and Dinner-Party

Saturday, 5th October

1st Round

sunday, 6th october

2nd Round & price giving

Info

Everything for an Amazing Event

The 18 hole course (par 70) is situated at 1400 meters altitude and surrounded by a nature reserve of national acclaim. The wonderful 18 holes are charmingly located within the picturesque landscape and it's comfortable climate. Enjoy the stunning views over the Bernese Alps free from traffic or noise. Golf and nature at their very finest!

Registration

till 29th September, 6pm

Age

18 and older

Running Distance

7 km with an elevation of 200 meters

Tees

Men: White (5'324 Meters)
Women: Blue (4'670 Meters)

Categories

Elite, Men, Women, Foursome

Speedgolf Score

Golf Stroke  + Time Taken

Prices

First, second and third of each categories

Entry Fee

CHF 150.- including Range balls, Practice Round, 2 Days Tournament, Dinner-Party and Price Giving Apero

Rules
  • All rules of golf will apply during the event, as during a normal golf tournament, unless noted otherwise below.
  • Running Start to first tee. You will have a short countdown to start and your starting time will be recorded.
  • Men will play off the white tees, women off the blue. Same for Foursomes.
  • Each player can use up to 7 clubs each, it is a tactical decision as to how many and which clubs you choose and how you want to carry the clubs. Player must finish with same club selection.
  • GPS-watches are allowed but wheeled, powered or other such club transport devices are prohibited. Green and white stakes = 135m to the middle of the green.
  • Lost ballsdon’t waste time looking for lost balls. Drop ball on line of flight of previous shot but not nearer the hole and record a one-shot penalty. The same rule applies for an unplayable position or for a ball out of bounds. Track back if necessary.
  • No Provisional Balls should be played in Speedgolf as this rule would prove counterproductive to save time. Always play with the Speedgolf Spirit in mind – fairness!
  • Putting - Leave clubs/bags at the edge of the putting green (unless you are carrying them). You can Putt with the flag in the hole to save you time, but it’s your choice.
    Tip – better to leave bag/clubs at departure point of green as this will save you time.
  • Each player must record the score by himself. Check the score at the end of the round and hand in the card at the scoring desk.
  • For the result the strokes and the time will be added together (ex. 75 strokes + 52,29min = 127.29 Speedgolf Score)
  • Bunkers – players should rake any markings in bunkers! We also ask you to repair divots and pitch marks on the entire course.
  • Play throughs – Approaching player must alert the player in front by yelling, "coming through". The player in front MUST STOP and move out of sight of play. They must remain in a non-interfering position until the player from behind has passed completely. After the passing player is out of the way, the passed player may continue their round but only when safe to do so, this may be when the faster player has finished the hole. Different players cannot collude to finish the hole/round together. There should NOT be more than one player on the putting green!
  • Shouting of the word ‘fore’ will be retained as a warning to avoid an imminently approaching wayward ball as in regular golf.
  • Finish – your finish time will be recorded once you reach the finish flag and NOT after your final putt, so don’t forget to make haste to the finish!
  • Stay on the path between Hole 9 and 10 (don’t cross or cut through hole 18). Penalty for Breaching this rule. Disqualification

 

Tips

  • Warm up and stretch before your round
  • Don’t waste time retrieving lost tees, so take plenty with you for your round.
  • Jog if you can between strokes – pace yourself, the course is demanding, go round at a steady pace don’t sprint you’ll soon become fatigued. Fast pace walking is permissible and totally acceptable.
  • Take enough spare balls for your entire round!
  • Breathe and compose yourself for your shots, take your time to follow the ball flight.
Clothing and Footwear, Bags, Etc

Clothing and Footwear

Speedgolf is generally played from Spring through to late autumn. As a more athletic golf game, many Speedgolfers opt for Running style trainers, which offer more support or even barefoot style footwear favoured by some marathon runners. Spiked Golf shoes should NOT be worn.

Golfclub Gstaad will expect you to wear golf polo shirts and golf trousers or shorts, the latter is usually a better option since you will be jogging. Sweat wicking material is recommended to absorb sweat and avoid chaffing!

Golf Bags

It is not essential to use a golf bag as some Speedgolfers carry their clubs by hand. The main goal if you aim to use a bag is to keep it as light as possible, so many use a pencil bag or Sunday bag. It’s useful to have a grip and a strap carrying option, so you have more than one option when running to optimise both your speed and comfort.

Hydration

It is important that you maintain your hydration whatever the weather conditions. We recommend you bring a water bottle that you can use whilst out on the course.

At the Open Speedgolf Competitors are timed from a start/finish line, from where they will run to the first tee to commence play. At the completion of the course players will return to the same point to attain their course time.

Health & Fitness

Speedgolf is a more athletic format so should not be attempted by anyone who has risk factors for cardiovascular disease or other muscular/joint issues without first consulting with their health professional. We advise beginners to ease into it. You don’t have to run; it is fine to powerwalk at first and as fitness improves build up to a jog. Aim to play a few holes of Speedgolf then gradually add more holes – 3, 6, 9 then 12 etc. As with any exercise don’t forget to warm up & cool down and remember to stretch afterwards.

Everyone is Welcome
Directions

Golf Gstaad Is Easily Accessible by Car, Train and from Airport

From Airport

Geneva (2h)
Zurich (2h45)

From Train Station

Saanenmöser (5mins)

From Motorway Exit

A6 - Wimmis (1h)
A9 - Aigle (1h)

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