Tickets on sale for 2018 GolfSixes tournament in Hertfordshire

Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark pose with the trophy and the GolfSixes mascot afte

Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark pose with the trophy and the GolfSixes mascot after winning the final match between Denmark and Australia during day two of GolfSixes at The Centurion Club on May 7, 2017 in St Albans, England. [Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images] - Credit: Getty Images

Tickets have gone on sale for an innovative short-form version of golf returning to a course near St Albans.

The European Tour’s revolutionary GolfSixes tournament will return to Centurion Club in May with a €1,000,000 prize fund.

Golf’s version of T20 cricket, early bird tickets for the second edition of GolfSixes are on sale now.

Prices start at just £6 for adults and £3 for children.

This advance ticket period ends on Tuesday, February 6.

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Nathan Homer, chief commercial and marketing officer of the European Tour, said: “GolfSixes offers a fantastic opportunity for families to watch world-class golf in a unique setting at the Centurion Club.

“Combining team golf, pitching nation against nation, with the intensity of a shorter format, we are delighted with the success of last year’s event.”

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Taking place once again at Centurion Club, in Hemel Hempstead Road, from Saturday, May 5, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, there will be an array of entertainment for spectators to enjoy outside the ropes in the centrally-located fan zone in addition to watching world-class golf played over six themed holes.

For the second year running, a family of four can enjoy a day out at the Hertfordshire venue between St Albans and Hemel Hempstead for under £20, with children’s tickets (10 to 17 years old) available for £3, and free entry for under 10s.

Nathan Homer added: “Innovation is at the heart of what we do, and we plan on bringing more fan engagement and new concepts to this year’s GolfSixes.

“Nearly 20 per cent of all attendees in 2017 had never been to a European Tour event before, and we hope that GolfSixes will go some way in attracting new fans of all ages to the sport.

“Taking place over six holes, in such close proximity to our fan zone, ensures there will be entertainment throughout the weekend.”

Sixteen two-player teams representing countries will compete for a prize fund of €1million, as they bid to follow in the footsteps of inaugural winners Lucas Bjerregaard and Thorbjørn Olesen.

Representing Team Denmark, the pair defeated Team Australia in a thrilling finale over the unique six-hole layout last year.

Once again there will be amphitheatre-style stands around tees and greens, music and pyrotechnics on the first tee, and player engagement across the course, bringing fans closer to the action.

On Saturday, May 5, the teams will be split into four groups of four teams, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knockout stages.

The quarter-finals, semi-finals, third/fourth place play-off match, and the final itself will all be contested on Sunday, May 6.

Three points will be awarded for winning a match, with one point given for a draw.

The matches themselves will be played in a greensomes match play format.

Both days’ play will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK, around the globe on the European Tour’s world feed network and on Facebook Live.