Six of the best

Stirling Times - - Front Page - Laura Pond

NEW “world class” greens await some of the world’s best golfers for a fast-paced tour­na­ment in Kar­rinyup this week.

The se­cond ISPS Handa World Su­per 6 Perth is at Lake Kar­rinyup Coun­try Club from Feb­ru­ary 8 to 11.

Like Twenty20 is to cricket, the Su­per 6 com­pe­ti­tion is an in­no­va­tive ver­sion of golf that com­bines 54 holes of tra­di­tional stroke play across the first three days and a six-hole knock­out match­play for­mat on the fi­nal day to de­ter­mine the win­ner.

Lake Kar­rinyup Coun­try Club gen­eral man­ager Da­mon Lon­nie said they ex­pe­ri­enced disease in the greens last year, so nine more greens were built.

“The new greens and bunkers are world class and will per­form well,” Mr Lon­nie said.

“The course has not ma­te­ri­ally changed al­though the new bunker­ing on the front nine is quite dif­fer­ent to the pre­vi­ous style.”

The fi­nal nine greens will be re­placed af­ter the event.

The com­pe­ti­tion will fea­ture reign­ing cham­pion Brett Rum­ford, of Royal Perth Gold Club, de­fend­ing his ti­tle against lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional play­ers, in­clud­ing world num­ber 15 Tyrell Hat­ton, 2016 US Masters cham­pion Danny Wil­lett and for­mer world num­ber one Lee West­wood.

“The qual­ity of golf will be first class and I know the new for­mat will in­ter­est many peo­ple,” Mr Lon­nie said.

“The tours have some ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties go­ing on through­out the week, in ad­di­tion to great golf, so there will be plenty to see and do.”

Mr Lon­nie said he en­joyed see­ing mem­bers get in­volved as vol­un­teers and show off the course to the world.

“We have sig­nif­i­cant ex­pe­ri­ence in host­ing ma­jor events and be­lieve it is our role to sup­port the pro­mo­tion of golf in WA,” he said.

“Ev­ery­one takes great pride in host­ing the event and our team mem­bers, whether they work on course or in the club­house, thor­oughly en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence and the op­por­tu­nity to open up our fa­cil­i­ties.”

For tick­ets, visit www.world­su­per6perth.com.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d478840

Lake Kar­rinyup Coun­try Club gen­eral man­ager Da­mon Lon­nie pre­pares for the ISPS Handa World Su­per 6 at Lake Kar­rinyup.

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