ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth FAQs
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is set to revolutionise international golf with the unveiling of a new golf format.
This tournament will become a cornerstone event for Western Australia which will draw the world’s eyes to Perth.
Below is a collection of Frequently Asked Questions that will help you become a ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth expert.
What is the official name of the tournament?
ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth
Where will the tournament be played?
Lake Karrinyup Country Club
What are the tournaments dates?
16-19 February 2017
Who sanctions the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth?
ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, the European Tour and the Asian Tour.
How big is the field size?
What is the format?
It’s a combination of stroke play and match play. Rounds 1, 2 and 3 will be stroke play, while Round 4 will be the newly created 6-hole match play.
How does the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth format work?
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will combine 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.
A standard cut to the leading 65 professionals and tied will be implemented after the second round (36 holes). The field will be further reduced with a second cut being made after the third round (54 holes) to the leading 24 players who will battle it out over six-hole matches until one man is left standing.
How do the final 24 players become 2 players?
Once the 24 players have been decided, the leading 8 players from that 24 are seeded into the second round of the match play. The remaining 16 players are split into 8 matches of 2 players and they play the first round of match play. Thus, 8 players will get knocked out of the tournament in the first round of the match play. Then, the 8 winners in the first round of match play will be paired against the 8 seeded players meaning the second round of match play will also have 8 matches of 2 players. From that point onward, each round of match play has half the number of players as the previous round until a winner is decided.
What if players are tied for the 24th place following the third round?
If after the third round there are any ties for the 24th position, the players to advance will be determined by a sudden death playoff after the conclusion of the third round. The playoff hole is yet to be determined.
Is there any benefit to the leading players after the third round?
The top-8 players after the third round (54 holes) will be rewarded with automatic seeding into the second match play round.
What if there is a tie for the top-8 seeds?
If players are tied for the top-8 positions they will be decided by a score count back based on the last 18, 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes.
What is the “Shootout hole”?
In the Knockout round, any matches not decided after the six-hole match play will be decided by playing the new ‘Shootout hole’.
A purpose built 90-metre hole will be constructed at Lake Karrinyup Country Club with a new tee placed adjacent to the 18th fairway and utilising the 18th green.
The Shootout hole will be played out once and if players remain tied, they will return to the new tee and continue to play from this tee until a winner is determined by stroke play. This person, will then progress to the next round of the Knockout or, in the case of the final match, win the tournament.
How is the winner decided?
To win the tournament a player would need to survive three rounds of stroke play and up to five rounds of six-hole match play, depending on whether or not they gain a seeding.
What will the winner of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth receive?
Official World Golf Ranking Points and full exemption on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia for the remainder of this season plus a further two years, and the European Tour for the remainder of this season plus a further year. Prize money will be announced shortly.
What 6 holes of Lake Karrinyup Country Club will be used for the match play?
10th par-4 (337m)
2nd par-4 (428m)
8th par-3 (201m)
11th par-5 (506m)
12th par 3 (135m)
18th par 4 (406m)
Who will run the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth?
This new tournament will be operated and sanctioned by the European Tour, the Asian Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
But for the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth to be a true success it needs to be embraced by Western Australia and as such a collaborative approach between the Tours, Golf WA, WA Division of the PGA, Lake Karrinyup Country Club and the entire WA golf family will be undertaken to ensure the tournament’s long term success
What is the official tournament website?
How much do tickets cost?
Please refer to the tickets page
Can I purchase merchandise at the event?
Yes there will be an official merchandise tent located in the main Tournament Village which will have a range of ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth merchandise.
Can I take food and drink into the event?
Non-alcoholic beverages and food are permitted to be taken in. There are also a range of public catering facilities on site.
Can I take children to the event?
Yes, kids 16 years and under can enter free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
There are a number of activities throughout the tournament week designed for children. Kids Day will be held on Tuesday 14 February commencing at 9.00am and finishing at 1.00pm. This is a free event. The MyGolf Junior Zone and free MyGolf junior clinics will operate throughout the tournament days from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 February. For more information visit our Kids Day page.
Can I watch the Pro-Am on Wednesday 15 February?
Yes, the Pro-Am is open to spectators and entry is free of charge. There will be two shot gun starts at 7.15am and 12.30pm.
Is there parking available?
There is public parking available at the Carine Open Space, using the entry closest to Reid Highway and Okely Road corner. The car park opens from 6.00am on Thursday 16 February and costs $15 per day or $40 for three or four days. A free, daily shuttle bus will run from the car park to Lake Karrinyup Country Club commencing at 6.00am.
Can I take a camera and photos at the event?
Small digital cameras and mobile phones are permitted, however the use of professional or video cameras is prohibited. Mobile phones and small digital cameras must be used in silent mode, and no flash photography may be used.
What is the format of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth?
The format is a new format combining 54 holes of traditional stroke play with a 6 hole knockout match play format for the final day. It is a world first format, and is supported by the European Tour, Asian Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
For more information on the format visit our Event Format page.
Who is playing in the event?
The tournament has a field of 156 players, and is tri-sanctioned between the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tours. Players from each tour will participate.
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will be headlined by World Number 10 Alex Noren and features local favourite, amateur Curtis Luck, the reigning U.S. Amateur Champion. More players will be announced in the coming days.
A full player list will be available closer to the date.
What are the tee times?
Thursday and Friday tee times will commence at 6.40am, with the last tee time at 1.40pm.
The weekend tee times will be confirmed closer to the event, however are likely to commence at approximately 6.30am. Please check the website for updates.