5th Annual Speedgolf World Championship Returns to the Glen Club this October 17-18th

Speedgolf International, the organizing and governing body for the sport of Speedgolf, will host the 2016 Speedgolf World Championship at the Glen Club in Glenview, Illinois, October 17-18. Speedgolf is a hybrid of running and golf, combining the precision of traditional golf with the endurance and athleticism of cross country running. The 2016 Speedgolf World Championship marks the fifth annual World Championship, and second consecutive year of the World Championship being held in the Chicagoland area.  
Speedgolf scores are determined by adding the total number of minutes and seconds it takes to complete a round of golf with the total number of strokes. Players compete at a rapid pace, completing 18-holes of golf in less than an hour, and carrying no more than seven clubs.
“We are very excited that the 2016 Speedgolf World Championship will return to the Glen Club,” said Jim Kosciolek, executive director of Speedgolf International. “We look forward to building on last year’s event and continuing to grow awareness and participation in Speedgolf.”
The 2016 Speedgolf World Championship will feature four separate events: an 18-hole competition for men in which participants are grouped by age, an 18-hole competition for women, a 36-hole elite amateur event and a 36-hole professional event. The 18-hole competitions will compete on Monday, October 17. The 36-hole elite amateur field and professional field will take place over two days, Monday, October 17 – Tuesday, October 18. Those participating in the professional division will complete for a purse of $40,000.  
This year’s professional field will feature 2013 and 2015 Speedgolf World Champion Rob Hogan, 2014 Speedgolf World Champion Eri Crum, Three Time Olympian Nick Willis, 2016 New York Speedgolf Open Winner Wesley Cupp and the 2015 Speedgolf Women’s World Champion Gretchen Johnson.
This year’s event benefits the Ocular Melanoma Foundation and Girls in the Game. For more information on Speedgolf, the 2016 Speedgolf World Championship, or to how to volunteer, please visit SpeedgolfInternational.com or contact Jim Kosciolek at jim.kosciolek@speedgolfinternational.com.



About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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