2018 US SPEEDGOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rome Country Club | Rome, New York
Saturday, October 13th
2018 National Champions
Wes Cupp | Lauren Cupp
2018 Online Tournament Guide
Course Info, Players, Leaderboard. Sponsors, Past Championships.
Everything players and fans need to know to be informed and stay up to speed – it's all here!
2018 Championship Sponsors
'The Little Beast'
18 Hole Course Layout
Par – 72 | 6,317 yds | 70.6 rating | 127 slope
Time Par – 52:00 | Speedgolf Par – 124:00 | Par Pace – 11:49 min/mi
Par – 72 | 5,364 yds | 70.0 rating | 119 slope
Time Par – 62:00 | Speedgolf Par – 134:00 | Par Pace – 14:05 min/mi
Total Distance – 7,800 yds | 4.4 mi | 7.1 km
Total Transitions – 1,483 yds | 0.85 mi | 1.4 km
Elevation Gain – 184 ft | 56 m
Championship Finals Course Layout
1, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18
Par – 25 | 2,264 yds
Time Par – 13:00 | Speedgolf Par – 38:00 | Par Pace – 200 yds/min
Par – 25 | 1,939 yds
Time Par – 15:00 | Speedgolf Par – 40:00 | Par Pace – 150 yds/min
Championship Finals Official Scorecard
Official Championship Pin Sheet
Speedgolf USA | ISGA
A) General Rules
The 2019 Rules Of Golf govern Speedgolf USA competitions generally.
Many of the additional regulations governing Speedgolf competition have been incorporated into the Official Rules in 2019 - like keeping the flagstick in when putting.
Even better - 30% of the Rules have been completely eliminated, simplifying adherence and streamlining pace of play!
B) Local Rules
Specific rules in effect for Speedgolf USA competitions.
C) Timing Standards
Speedgolf USA employs redundant timing procedures
A combination of manual and electronic scoring ensures accurate and verifiable start & finish times and includes:
D) Equipment Policy
Must be USGA conforming. How players carry equipment is unregulated.
Speedgolf USA stands with golf's governing bodies in its commitment to ensuring fair and equitable play. One important and strategic aspect of Speedgolf we do not regulate in competition is the manner by which players carry their equipment.
We've seen this hands off approach lead to the development, testing and assimilation of new methods and concepts aimed at reducing total carry weight, increasing forward motion efficiency, and improving overall pace of play.
How To Win
18 Hole Qualifier
The top 4 Men will advance to the 6-Hole Shootout. In 2018, scores will be reset after the 18 hole round.
In this hole-by-hole format, players individually Speedgolf one hole at a time before moving on as a group to the next hole.
The winner of the shootout will be crowned the 2018 United States Speedgolf Champion!
2017 United States
2017 Finals Highlight Video
2017 Men's Champion – Mack McLain
Women's Champion – Lauren Cupp
2017 - The Inaugural US Championship
Speedgolf USA proudly joined the ranks of other prominent National SpeedGolf Organizations (NSGO's) around the world hosting a Speedgolf national championship in 2017: including Speedgolf Australia, New Zealand Speedgolf, British Speedgolf, Japan Speedgolf, Speedgolf Sweden, and Speedgolf Finland.The inaugural 2017 United States Speedgolf Championships was held on Monday December 11th, with official practice rounds taking place Sunday, December 10th. A weather front passing through caused a 2-hour frost delay, yielding to record high temperatures in the afternoon.
New to competitive Speedgolf was the Men's Finals, where the top 4 qualifiers played 9 holes of Sprintgolf (hole-by-hole Speedgolf). The action was captured by Jomez Productions, and groundbreaking highlight coverage of the national championship was released in February 2018.
The Tournament Venue
The inaugural national championship was contested at the prestigious Golf Club Of Houston - Member Course. A former host course for the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open ('03-'05), this Jacobson-Hardy design required an equal amount of endurance and golf skill from the competitors. The rough was penal, the greens demanding, and the course length was fitting for a national championship track - nearly 6 miles from 1st tee to 18 green. Players from the Amateur and Women's Championship divisions averaged 92 strokes in 72 minutes. The men's championship division averaged 82 strokes in 58 minutes. Mack McLain and Lauren Cupp set the pace in 2017 and became the first to etch their names on the national championship trophy. Larry Levinson and Brian Noble captured the Amateur and 50+ division awards.
Come be a part of Speedgolf history at the 2018 United States SpeedGolf Championships.
The Marquee Field
SpeedGolf USA attracted the strongest field in professional Speedgolf in 2017, 6 of the top 10, 11 of the top 20 in the men's Speedgolf Power Rankings, and 2 of the top 5 in the women's rankings were on hand to chase down the inaugural US national championship trophy. Players traveled from 4 countries and 17 US States to participate in this history-making Speedgolf event.
In addition to the championship divisions, this marquee event offered non-elites, novices and amateurs new to the sport of Speedgolf an 18 hole division including amateurs and masters (50+) flights, as well as a shorter 9-hole option.
2017 Official Results