Golfing Getaways Blog

05 December 2016

Perth Super 6 is coming in 2017

Golf’s most exciting format change in years is set to hit the fairways of Perth’s Premier golf course, Lake Karrinyup from 16th – 19th February 2017. The European Tour sanctioned ISPS HANDA Super 6 will bring a combined stroke and match play format to the European Tour for the first time and will feature some of the biggest names in the world of golf.

Just as cricket has 20 – 20 and rugby has its 7 man form of the game, this new golf format is designed to bring fun and promote a more attacking aspect to the game of golf.

The tournament will begin with 54 holes of stroke play with a cut after 36 holes and a further cut after 54 holes. The remaining top 24 players will then go into Sunday’s round playing a 6 hole match play knockout format with the winner advancing to the next stage. The top 8 players from the stroke-play component will automatically advance to the second round of match play where they will face the winners of round one. From there the field is cut to eight, four and finally the two last remaining golfers to battle it out for the trophy. Should there be a tied game after the six holes are completed, players will then go to a specially made 90 metre hole to decide who goes through to the next round.

This format is sure to bring some great variations in mindset and play throughout the week. Some professionals prefer stroke play and may not necessarily be the best at match play, where others prefer the one on one form of the game.

This format will provide huge interest from television audiences around the world and is expected to attract record crowds to the venue from Australia and overseas.

If you have ever considered visiting Perth for a golfing holiday or golf tour, then this event would be the perfect way to combine a visit to one of the world’s best cities with your chance to see an entirely new format of professional golf played on the world stage for the first time. What makes visiting Perth even more attractive for the keen golfer is the amount of world class golf courses available to play on during your stay.

Within a short drive of the city are two of the best links courses you will find anywhere in Australia. The Links at Kennedy bay and The Cut provide fantastic tests of golf and will leave all players wanting to challenge these two oceanside tracks again – regardless of how well, or otherwise, they have played.
The renowned Joondalup Resort and Meadow Springs Country Club provide picturesque courses of the highest standard, with great conditioning and facilities for you to enjoy a drink and something to eat after your round.

Araluen Resort in the Perth Hills is a layout that has to be seen to be believed and every one of its 18 holes is truly memorable. Winding through native bush with some dramatic changes in elevation, this is a course that will always leave you wanting more and the restaurant and bar area perched above the 9th green provides patrons with great views of groups playing into this fantastic hole.

International Golf Specialists will cater for any sized group wishing to visit Perth, and arrange all golf and accommodation requirements. Our recommendations are made based on the needs of each group and always take into account the proximity of hotels and motels to the locality of the chosen courses to be played. This ensures the easiest of commutes between accommodation and course.

The option of a fully hosted tour with International Golf Specialists Managing Director Mr Gary Allomes guarantees an inside perspective to your tour with transfers and local knowledge available from Gary, who has spent more than 40 years in the travel industry and is a low handicapped golfer as well as President of one of Perth’s private golf courses.

Speak with the team at International Golf Specialists today to find out the best options for you and your travelling party for your visit to Perth, and take in all the fun and excitement at the 2017 ISPS HANDA Super 6, as well as the best golf and off course activities that the city of Perth has to offer.