The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will combine 54 holes of traditional strokeplay across the first three days, with an exciting six-hole knockout matchplay format for the fourth and final round.
A standard cut to the leading 65 professionals and ties will be implemented after the second round. The field will be further reduced with a second cut being made after the third round to the leading 24 players who will battle it out over six-hole matches until one man is left standing.
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 Lake Karrinyup’s 18th.
The top-eight players after 54 holes will be rewarded with automatic seeding into the second matchplay round. A hole by hole play-off will be used to resolve any ties for eighth position (if impractical to use the 18th hole, the 12th hole will be used). Any ties other than for eighth place within the seeded players will be decided by card playoff (countback).
All knockout matches will be played using the par-4 10th, par-5 11th, par-4 13th, par-4 14th, par-3 12th and par-4 18th holes. The tournament committee reserves the right to change the holes used at any time prior to the knockout stage.
In the knockout round, any matches not decided after the six holes will be decided by playing the new ‘Shootout hole’. A purpose-built 90-metre hole has been constructed with a new tee placed next 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. This player will then progress to the next round of the knockout or, in the case of the final match, win the tournament.
Other Things You Need To Know
GATE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES
Gate times are related to the tournament draw and tee-times, which are confirmed closer to the event. Indicative times are as follows:
Thursday and Friday: gates open at 6am and close one hour after play at approximately 6.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday: gates open at approximately 6.30am and close at approximately 6.30pm. Weekend gate opening times are subject to change pending weekend tee-times.
GETTING TO THE ISPS HANDA WORLD SUPER 6 PERTH
Public parking is available at the Carine Open Space. The entry is near the corner of Reid Highway and Okely Rd.
The cost of parking is $15 per day or $40 for three or more days. A free, daily shuttle bus will run continuously to the golf course, beginning at 6am, with the final shuttle at 6.30pm. Free parking is available to all people driving a Subaru.
The nearest train station is Stirling Station, which is located approximately three kilometres from Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Public bus routes are available via Transperth to Lake Karrinyup.
Bus route 424 runs directly to Lake Karrinyup Country Club, with stop number 18593 close to the main entrance. For further information regarding all public transport, please visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au
ACCESS TO THE COURSE
Pedestrian entrance to Lake Karrinyup Country Club is located on North Rd. Course access is available to patrons with general admission tickets, official accreditation or hospitality passes. Patrons are to stay outside the ropes and follow the marshals’ instructions when crossing the fairways at the designated crossing points. Pass-outs are not available at this event.
GRANDSTANDS AND SEATING
A public grandstand is located adjacent to the 18th green. Seats are not reserved. There are numerous seating options available in the Tournament Village and on 11th and 12th holes, in view of the super screens and live broadcast.
The main public catering area is located in the Tournament Village and will include a range of gourmet food trucks and a licensed bar. There will also be public catering outlets positioned near the rear of the second and seventh greens, as well as 11th and 12th holes.
ELECTRONIC SUPER SCREENS
Electronic super screens are located in the Tournament Village, 18th green and 11th/12th hole crossover to ensure all spectators are up-to-date on play. The screens will display the tournament channel feed comprising of broadcast and live scoring.
Official ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth merchandise, supplied by Cobra Puma, can be purchased in the merchandise tent located in the Tournament Village.
First Aid is available all week adjacent to the clubhouse near the tennis courts. Please take note of the St John Ambulance location and personnel as you enter. Perth’s weather in February is warm, with average temperatures of about 31 degrees. The tournament’s organisers encourage all spectators to ensure they drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen and a broad brimmed hat and stand in shady positions when watching on course.
MOBILE PHONE POLICY
Spectators are required to turn their phones off or switch them to silent mode while on the golf course.
Professional cameras and video cameras are strictly prohibited at the event. Only official media and accredited officials can take photographs or footage using a professional camera. Mobile phones and small digital cameras may be used, providing they are on silent.