Twickenham to Transform into Golf Course this Summer
Twickenham Stadium will be the flagship venue for a new golf tour arriving in the UK this summer. Through a collaboration with US based golf company, Stadium Golf Tour, sports marketing agency MAVERICK SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT, the sponsorship experts, and the stadium, a new tour has been created that affords golfers the chance to play in some of the most iconic stadia in the world, including now, the home of England Rugby.
The tour will take place throughout the summer and include five other stadia. Twickenham will host upwards of 7,000 golfers when the tour arrives there between 8-11 June. On those dates, the stadium will be transformed into a 9-hole golf course, however with a surprising new format and scoring system.
Instead of just walking around the pitch, the nine tee boxes will be situated on specially constructed platforms situated around the stadium bowl. Golfers will then hit shots onto the related green situated on the pitch, with a self-scoring system from Eagle to Double Bogie, depending on how close to the hole they get.
The format allows each golfer to witness the atmosphere of the stadium, while taking part in engaging and competitive golf for groups of up to eight at a time. In addition to the 9-hole course, golfers will receive access to “The Clubhouse” and booking options will offer access to golf simulators, a putting and chipping challenge, hitting platform and even tours of the England Changing Rooms. Twickenham are also building additional hospitality packages into the experience that allow players to make the most of their time at the stadium.
“This is an incredible partnership, which will turn an 82,000-seater stadium into a visionary, powerful and exciting golf course,” comments Nils Braude, Managing Director, Twickenham Experience Limited. “We’re delighted to form a pivotal role in such an innovative tour. Everyone at Twickenham will make sure we play our part by offering great hospitality and experience to every one of the golfers that comes and plays at the Home of England Rugby.”
“We wanted to kick off the UK Tour by going to some amazing stadiums with great fan bases,” Michael Wiggins, president of the Stadium Golf Tour said. “So Twickenham Stadium is right on top of the list.
Tickets will go on presale to Twickenham Stadium subscribers at 9am Thursday 30 March and public sale at midday on the same day. Tickets will be on sale via twickenhamstadium.com and fans can subscribe to be the first to access tickets.