The GolfSixes Cascais is an unofficial money team golf tournament on the European Tour. The inaugural edition was played at Centurion Club in St Albans, England in May 2017. It featured a 32-player field consisting of 16 teams of two, each representing a nation, competing for a €1 million purse.[1]

GolfSixes Cascais
GolfSixes 2nd logo.jpg
LocationCascais, Portugal
Established2017
Course(s)Oitavos Dunes
Par71
Length6,893 yards (6,303 m)
Tour(s)European Tour (unofficial event)
FormatTeam match play
Prize fund1,000,000
Month playedJune
Thailand Thongchai Jaidee & Phachara Khongwatmai
Oitavos Dunes is located in Portugal
Oitavos Dunes
Oitavos Dunes
Location in Portugal

RulesEdit

The first day's play has the teams split into four groups of four. In the group stages three points are given for winning a match, with one point given for a draw. The top two teams from each group progress to the knockout stages – the quarterfinals, the semifinals, a 3rd/4th place playoff match and the final – all of which were contested on the second and final day.

The winner of each match is the team with the most holes won after a six-hole contest. A greensomes match play format is used, where all four players drive and the teams choose the best tee shot, and from there play alternate shots.

A shot clock is in operation at the fourth hole, with the players permitted 30 seconds to play each shot and any breach of time incurring a stroke penalty.[2]

WinnersEdit

Year Winners Score Runners-up
GolfSixes Cascais
2019   ThailandThongchai Jaidee & Phachara Khongwatmai 2−1   EnglandTom Lewis & Paul Waring
GolfSixes
2018   IrelandPaul Dunne & Gavin Moynihan 2−0   FranceMichael Lorenzo-Vera & Romain Wattel
2017   DenmarkLucas Bjerregaard & Thorbjørn Olesen 3–1   AustraliaScott Hend & Sam Brazel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Innovative GolfSixes Concept Unveiled". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ "GolfSixes: Ireland beat France to win title as English teams lose in last eight". BBC Sport. 6 May 2018.

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