On September 11 more than 70 golfers in Edwardian attire will turn back the clock when they take part in the Revival Golf Challenge at Goodwood. And there won’t be a graphite shaft in sight…
Forget modern-day distance measuring devices, graphite shafts and belly putters – those taking part in next week’s Revival Golf Challenge at Golf at Goodwood will instead be carrying stick-thin bags filled with brassies, spoons and niblicks with whippy shafts and small persimmon heads, and embracing the fashion of the Edwardian era. The annual event, one of the highlights of the Golf at Goodwood calendar, gives competitors a chance to relive history by playing in traditional period attire with original hickory shafted clubs.
Now in its eighth year, more than 70 golfers will turn back the clocks on Friday September 11 in the 18-hole event played on the glorious James Braid-designed Downs Course. The event is a fitting tribute to the renowned golf course architect who, in winning five Open Championships was an icon of the game during his ten-year career.
General Manager at Golf At Goodwood, Stuart Gillet, said: “Revival Golf is an unforgettable and serene day. It is a joy to see Goodwood transported back to a special era of golf. The event has gained popularity year on year and run in conjunction with the Goodwood Motorsport Revival only enhances the unique environment of the weekend.”
Prizes will be awarded for the best individual and team scores as well as the best dressed, and following the event golfers will travel by vintage bus to The Goodwood Revival, the world’s most popular historic motor racing meeting which recreates the golden era of motor sport and fashion from the 1950’s and 1960’s.
For more information, visit Golf at Goodwood