Golf Sixes
Abu Dhabi City Golf Club Golf won the latest round of Golf Sixes Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi City Golf Club got their hands on the trophy at the second round of the Golf Sixes League, with the host club’s six-person team carding +3 over six holes to beat Saadiayt Beach Golf Club by one stroke.

The Golf Sixes League launched last month and is a development initiative which introduces young people to golf in a fun and inclusive environment, along with an added competitive element.

The Abu Dhabi-based league features seven squads of 12 players, who rotate a team of six during each round, compete in a two ball Texas scramble stroke play format across six holes. The best two scores of the three pairs will count toward the team score.

The pilot season is a collaboration between The R&A and the Emirates Golf Federation, which has a team in the league alongside those from Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Acres Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Abu Dhabi Golf Club and the Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club.

The expansion of Golf Sixes League into Abu Dhabi builds on the successful implementation of GolfSixes League in Europe by The R&A, the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG), the Ryder Cup European Development Trust (RCEDT), DP World Tour and Ladies European Tour.