By Anna Ellis • 03 January 2023 • 14:35
New short-form ultra Golf Championship to launch in 2023. Image: Monton Tiemrak/Shutterstock.com.
“The Ultra Golf Championship” is set to be launched following next season’s major tournaments.
The Ultra Golf Championship (UGC) will debut in December 2023, played over nine holes with a unique and exciting scoring system. Dates and venues will be announced shortly.
There will be 10 city-based teams from around the world who will compete for the inaugural title which will feature four players, including a marquee captain, with the competition set to be played over four days, the teams of four split into pairs for the competition.
The scoring system is designed for thrilling golf: 10 points for an ace, eight for an albatross, six for an eagle, four for a birdie and two for a par. It also includes four feature hole opportunities that must be used during the 9-hole round, including the longest drive, power-play, alternate-shot and a best-ball.
With the teams playing seven minor rounds and a final series, there will be 74 matches played over the four days, with the top four playing off in the finals – 1 v 2 Grand Final, 3 v 4 playing for third place.
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