The game we play, Rob Hogan
World Speedgolf ChampionFor a small country, Ireland really punches above its weight as as golf goes. Some of the best courses i the world are here and some of the worlds leading players are from here. Speedgolf is variant and a combination of golf and running. You score is shots played plus minutes taken. Rob Hogan, from Kinvara in Southern Galway , is a professional golfer and two time speedgolf world champion.
Running or golf... Which is more important? As the profile of speed golf continues to rise, the scores being shot by the worlds best players continues to fall. Rob now has work cut out winning a third title, finishing second in 2017. "There are advantages to being really fast, but there are even more to playing good golf and picking really good golf shots," he says. "A really good golfer can get out and train to become a quicker runner but it's much more difficult for a quick runner to become a good golfer." On the surface, speed golf is a sport , like Rob, looks a little intense, and not all the relaxing. But given most players complete a round comfortably within one hour (and at the elite level in under 45 minutes) it does give you a big chunk of the day back. married with kids and struggling to get to the course? Maybe it's a format to consider.
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