Nine-hole title is in sight for Hodgson duo

James and Steve Hodgson.
James and Steve Hodgson.

Boston Golf Club members James and Steve Hodgson have made it through to the national final of the American Golf Nine-Hole Championship, after qualifying at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.

The pair will now take their places at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry on September 9-10 to battle it out over the Brabazon Course for the title of the best nine-hole golfers in the UK.  

Competitors lined up at the home of England Golf, where Hodgson and Hodgson played some increditable golf to record an impressive score of 26 points.

The pair will now go forward to the final alongside the winners of 19 other qualifying competitions across the UK and Ireland.

“This is the second year for our nine-hole championship and it’s proving to be an incredibly popular format,” commented Daniel Gathercole, head of marketing at American Golf. “It gives people the chance to play Championship golf after work, getting all the excitement of top level competition in half the time.”

Entry to all of the American Golf Championships, including the American Golf Nine-Hole, Junior, Ladies and Senior Championships is free, and part of the retailer’s drive to promote the game of golf and get more people out playing golf more often.