60 60 format takes off in Leeds


60 60 format takes off in Leeds
Sean Dudley

Leeds Golf Centre in England has become the latest UK driving range to adopt the 60 60 Golf practice format.

60 60 Golf was launched in 2012 as an alternative to traditional rounds of golf. Players are challenged to hit balls to driving range targets and score their game on the free-to-download smartphone app. With targets from 20-200 yards, 60 60 Golf is playable by any level of golfer.

To launch the new partnership, a free-to-enter National Challenge competition is taking place on Wednesday 27 February between midday and 8pm. Prizes on offer in the search for the ‘UK’s best range golfer’ include tickets to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Craig Higgs, founder of 60 60 Golf, said: “I am delighted Leeds Golf Centre is the latest high-profile facility to install 60 60 Golf and I believe it will prove popular with local players of all abilities. The concept works because it’s quick, free, and doesn’t suffer from the stuffiness that sometimes puts people off trying the game.”

Leeds Golf Centre’s operations manager Nigel Sweet,added: “Initial customer feedback has been very positive and we look forward to developing the relationship further.” After buying a basket of balls, 60 60 Golf is free to play for all customers.