World Super 6 Golf: Applecross golfer likens format to T20

Stephen Dartnall gets into the swing of things ahead of World Super 6 Perth.
Stephen Dartnall gets into the swing of things ahead of World Super 6 Perth.

IT has been likened to Big Bash for golf and Stephen Dartnall believes it will lead to an attacking tournament.

The Applecross resident and Royal Perth Golf Club member is among the golfers set to take part in the World Super 6 Perth tournament at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from February 16-19.

The tournament combines 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days, with an exciting six-hole knockout match play format for the fourth and final round.

“I think it will be great, it’s something different and it’s a bit like the Big Bash so we hope more people come out to watch it,” he said.

“It’s already brought attention to the sport, which s a good thing.

“I think we will see people trying to make the cut for the top 24 players so we’ll see people not necessarily focused on winning but trying to make that cut.”

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Dartnall said his form leading into the tournament was good after he enjoyed a solid 2016 in which he won the WA PGA Championship.

“It was a good year, it was the first year in a while where I just played tournaments in Australia,” he said.

“I’d spent about four years playing in American and Asia, I’d met a lot of good people but I wanted to come home to spend more time with my family.

“I’ve played in this tournament two years ago and finished fourth, Lake Karrinyup is an amazing course.