Why The R&A’s 9 Hole Challenge should only be the start for shorter formats

9 hole challenge

The tournament will soon reach an epic climax at the Home of Golf. But the governing body is keen that the inspiration from the conclusion at St Andrews can inspire clubs to offer more events...

You feel the weight of history as you stand on the first tee, get a little quiver in the legs as your eyes glaze across that hallowed turf, and just hope you make solid contact with the ball and watch it sail down the sport’s most famous fairway.

There is little more inspiring than playing a round at the Old Course, in St Andrews, but this year the hairs on the back of the neck will be standing ever taller for those who have qualified for the conclusion of The R&A’s 9 Hole Challenge....

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