Watch: This week’s new format explained | Two cut’s? Then match play? European tour new format

European tour new format. This week’s new format explained | Two cut’s? Then match play?

156 Players

3 days of straight play

Standard cut after 36 holes. down to 65 players.

A further cut after 54 holes, down to 24.

Final day of 6 hole match play!!!!!! WOW just WOW, that is going to be unreal to watch.

Watch video for full details.

European tour new format

Is this European Tour new format going to change the game? We think it has a good chance. It will concentrate crowds to six holes on the final day, which will surely create a better atmosphere. It will also be different for the pro’s to go head to head… would remind you of the Fred Daly haha. It will be great practice for the Ryder Cup and they should probably host more matchplay events in the lead up to it.

Also check out this weeks season pass featuring Golf and Birdie’s…..#GolfBirdie

European tour new format

Golf Birdie is the first tee to green flyover guide of the world’s top golf courses. “It’s the modern stroke saver” . Users simply download the free app, search their favourite club and have a birds eye view with professional video commentary and local knowledge. Which is both invaluable and entertaining.

GolfBirdie makes Top 50 at Dublin Tech Summit & will receive $1 million worth of free growth services

GolfBirdie make Top 50 at Dublin Tech Summit, receive $1 million worth of free growth services & move on to the on stage pitch competition at this years Dublin Tech Summit.

Dublin tech summit

“The StartUp100 Pitch Competition is another major feature of the initiative. Through an online competition before the conference, whereby all 100 companies submit a 2 minute pitch video, 50 companies will be selected to present on the StartUp100 Pitch Competition Stage at DTS. Finally, the StartUp Lab, our workshops stage, will bring two days of hands-on talks and seminars just for our startup attendees, packed with information that will help them grow their company and avoid the typical pitfalls involved in scaling an early-stage tech company.

Companies selected have gone through a thorough selection process carried out by the startups team at DTS. With only 100 startups being accepted into the programme, diversity is a priority. Our team is focused on maintaining this diversity by selecting an even number of startups that are Irish and international, those that have received investment and those that are bootstrapped, and selecting only a few startups from each of the main industries of technology.

All 100 startups that take part in the StartUp100 Programme receive membership to the invite-only “F6S Alpha Program”. This gives startups access to over $1 million worth of free growth services, including over 2,000 membership points with the airlines such as British Airways and American Airlines, exclusive ongoing savings and upgrades from leading hotels, free car rental and ride-sharing services and also complimentary access to the best coworking spaces around the world.

To see the entire programme come to together and to witness the palpable excitement amongst participants is hugely thrilling for us. StartUp100 participants have been some of the most active users of the DTS app. To witness these entrepreneurs across the globe connect and share their stories, visions and experiences really validates what we’ve been working towards over the past few months. We’re incredibly proud of the innovative and scalable companies we have joining us this year and are confident DTS attendees will be as well.” Daniel Kyne, DTS

We would like to thank you all for your support of the last year and we are really looking forward to the event, (All support welcome)

Wanted! Android App Testers! Free round of golf & amazing prizes. Golf App

Golf App testing! Over the next month we will be testing the Android version of the GolfBirdie App, and we want you to test it so we can give you the best experience possible.

Want to be the first to test our Android version App? 📲 Play head to head against other teams while using the app to help you win 🏌🏻☘ Tournament will be held at a top Irish golf course. ⛳ Send us a DM if you are interested or email 

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Use GolfBirdie to improve you game in minutes.

GolfBirdie is the first tee to green flyover guide of the world’s top golf courses. “It’s the modern stroke saver”. Users simply download the free app, search their favourite course and have a birds eye view with professional video commentary and local knowledge, which is both invaluable and entertaining.

What does the app do?

  • We connect golfers and golf courses all over the world and offer the user a unique hole by hole flyover guide.
  • Using this technology we can give even life long members a view of the course never before available. We will reach golf tourists across the world when they are planning their trips abroad.
  • A direct link to your website will be on the app allowing users to book green fees with the individual club.
  • Currently there is little information for golfers when deciding what courses to play, other than still images, which don’t highlight the beauty of the course and its main attributes.Golf App

Finally a golf app that can help you improve your game in minutes, by guiding you around the courses using the latest technology. Being able to see around corners is invaluable. Golf App.

The GolfBirdie App is already available to Apple users via the App Store & will be released on the Google Play Store this February.


Breaking! New tournament “Golf Sixes” €1 million Prize

The European Tour is today delighted to unveil GolfSixes, a revolutionary and novel short form of the game which further illustrates the Tour’s desire to embrace innovation and originality in professional golf.

The inaugural GolfSixes event – featuring a prize fund of €1 million – will make its debut on the European Tour schedule at the Centurion Club in St Albans, to the north west of London, on May 6-7, 2017.

The event will feature two-man teams from 16 different nations, each nation being represented by its leading ranked and available European Tour member from the 2017 Exemption Category List as at Monday March 13, who will be joined by a compatriot of his choosing from within European Tour Membership.

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The first day’s play on Saturday May 6 will see the teams split into four groups of four – similar to the UEFA Champions League football group stages – before 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 Sunday May 7.


* Format Summary






• Both players in each team hit tee shots on each hole. The best tee shot is selected and then the team alternate play of all subsequent shots required to complete the hole.



Group Stages:


• Matches will be played over all 6 holes with 1 point awarded for each hole won. The winner of each match will be the player with most points at the end of 6 holes.


• For the group table:  Win = 3 points,  Draw = 1 point, Loss =  0 points


• In the case of a tie or ties in the group table after all matches have been played, each team’s total points differential from the 3 matches (similar to goal difference) will be used to determine the qualifiers to the knockout stages.


• If this does not resolve the tie, then this will be decided by a hole-by-hole play-off on a shortened play-off hole on hole 18.



Knockout Stages:


• Matches will be played over as many holes as is required to determine a winner.


• Any match that is still tied after 6 holes will be continued by repeated play of a “shortened play-off hole” on hole 18 until a result is determined.


Listen to the hilarious Smylie Kaufman & Rory McIlroy on the brilliant “No Laying Up” Podcast

Kaufman played on the Tour in 2015. After missing the cut in his first three tournaments, he finished T-4 in the next two and won the third, the United Leasing Championship to claim his first professional title.[5][6] He finished the year sixth on the money list to earn his card for the 2016 PGA Tour season.

On October 25, 2015, Kaufman earned his first victory on the PGA Tour by winning the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by a single stroke over six players. In the final round, he came from seven strokes back after a round of 61, that included eight birdies and an eagle, to claim his maiden victory. This earned him a place into the 2016 Masters Tournament and 2016 PGA Championship.[7]

At the 2016 Masters Tournament, Kaufman shot a 69 during the third round, which was the best of the day in tough scoring conditions. As a result, he played in the last group during the final round, alongside defending champion Jordan Spieth. He endured a tough final round and shot a nine-over-par 81 for a T29 placing.

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Rory was on the show last week,

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No. 16 at TPC Scottsdale in 360 | Stadium Hole

The par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale is one of the loudest holes in all of golf, check out this unique never before seen look at the electric par-3 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. No. 16 at TPC Scottsdale in 360.


As the PGA TOUR stop with the largest crowds of any golf event in the world, The Waste Management Phoenix Open brings immeasurable attention and respect to the Stadium Course, designed by the team of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish.  The course, which was renovated in 2014, is most famous for its par-3, 16th hole that transforms into “The Coliseum” during the tournaments and provides fans with one of the most exciting settings in professional sports.

During the 51 weeks of the year when fans are not watching the sport’s top names make history, they can test their own skills on the same pristine fairways – maintained to PGA TOUR-quality standards year-round – as their favorite professionals.

Forecaddies: All guests paying a green fee for 18 holes will be provided a complimentary forecaddie, but it is recommended every player provide a $20 or more gratuity. Full walking caddies are also available for a fee.


The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest Show on Grass,” will be held at TPC Scottsdale from January 30-February 5, 2017. The WMPO is the best-attended golf tournament in the world with more than 618,000 fans attending in 2016.

The Thunderbirds, host of the WMPO, raised a record $9.3 million for local charities through proceeds raised from the tournament. The Thunderbirds and the WMPO have raised more than $45M for charities since 2010 when Waste Management became the title sponsor.

The WMPO has won the PGA TOUR’s “Best Title Sponsor Integration award for diverting 100% of tournament waste from landfills. Zero waste means nothing from the tournament went to landfills in three years – not a single cup, can, sign or container. TPC Scottsdale

No. 16 at TPC Scottsdale in 360 | Stadium Hole | HD