Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Kevin Pietersen  (Getty Images)
Kevin Pietersen (Getty Images)

A host of stars of pitch and screen will assemble at Centurion Club in St Albans when the inaugural GolfSixes event gets under way from May 6-7, and tickets are available now at www.golfsixes.com/tickets

To kick-start a thrilling weekend of golf, six celebrities will pair up with GolfSixes professionals to take on the six-hole circuit in the Pro-Am on Friday May 5.

Tournament co-host Vernon Kay will be joined by footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones, horse racing legend Sir AP McCoy, former England cricketer Darren Gough, and former England and Scotland rugby captains Mike Tindall MBE and Rory Lawson.

Some of those stars will also join cricketer Kevin Pietersen MBE and actress, singer and presenter Denise van Outen as celebrity commentators throughout the tournament.

They have taken to social media to talk about their involvement in the fast-paced new event, which features some of the most exciting talent in golf.

Two-man teams from 16 nations will compete over Saturday and Sunday May 6-7 for a prize fund of €1 million.

The innovative new six-hole format will involve teams being split into four groups of four, similar to the UEFA Champions League football group stages, on day one. The top two teams from each group progress to the knockout stages – the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, a 3rd/4th place play-off match and the final – all of which will be contested on the final day.

The teams include Ryder Cup stars Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan, who will be hoping that home advantage pays off when they represent England.

Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen already has national pedigree after claiming the World Cup of Golf title for his country in 2016. This time he will team up with 26 year old Lucas Bjerregaard in search of victory for Denmark.

Nicolas Colsaerts, Ricardo Gouveia, Thongchai Jaidee, Alexander Levy, Joost Luiten, Matteo Manassero and Brandon Stone are amongst the European Tour stars who will take part in the event that will feature amphitheatre-style stands around the tees and greens, music and pyrotechnics, an activity-packed fanzone and player engagement, bringing fans closer to the action. 

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