The inaugural GolfSixes takes place this weekend at the Centurion Club where England are the top seeds, here's all you need to know

GolfSixes Format, Groups, Players, TV Times and Channel

The inaugural GolfSixes takes place this weekend where 16 countries, each made up of two players, will battle it out over six hole matchplay for a €1,000,000 purse at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire.

The players will walk out to pyrotechnics and music whilst the par 24 six hole course will circle around a central hub of other entertainment.

There will also be a 40 second shot clock in use.

The format

The format is greensomes where both team members will each hit a tee shot, choose the best one and then play alternate shot from there.

On day one, the 16 teams will play in four groups of four, think Champions League, playing each other over a set of six holes. The top two teams from each group at the end of the day will progress to the knockout stages on Sunday.

The final day will see quarter finals, the semi finals and final, plus a 3rd/4th place playoff.

The Groups (brackets indicate seeding)

Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood golfsixes format

England’s Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood are the top seeds

Group A

England – Chris Wood, Andy Sullivan
Denmark – Thorbjorn Olesen, Lucas Bjerregaard
The Netherlands – Joost Luiten, Reinier Saxton
India – SSP Chawrasia, S Chikkarangappa

Group B

Thailand – Thongchai Jaidee, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Spain – Pablo Larrazabal, Alejandro Canizares
Belgium – Nicolas Colsaerts, Thomas Detry
Scotland – Richie Ramsay, Marc Warren

Continues below:

Group C

Australia – Sam Brazel, Scott Hend
Wales – Bradley Dredge, Jamie Donaldson
USA – Paul Peterson, David Lipsky
Portugal – Ricardo Gouveia, Jose-Filipe Lima

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Last week’s Volvo China Open winner Alex Levy teams up with Gregory Bourdy for France

Group D

South Africa – Darren Fichardt, Brandon Stone
France – Alexander Levy, Gregory Bourdy
Sweden – Kristoffer Broberg, Joakim Lagergren
Italy – Matteo Manassero, Renato Paratore

TV Times and Channel

Saturday 6th May – Sky Sports 4HD from 12.30pm
Sunday 7th May – Sky Sports 4HD from 12pm