7. - 10. June 2018



From the 7th till the 10th June 2018 the Shot Clock Masters will take place in the Diamond Country Club in Lower Austria. For the first time in the history of professional golf, a referee will run a shot clock with each shot. The round time will be much shorter, but the challenge for the players much bigger.

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This is how the shot clock works: For the first time, it was tested at the GolfSixes 2017 in St. Albans (England) at only one hole. During the Shot Clock Masters at the Diamond Country Club each player and every shot will be timed - and will be punished rigorously when the time is exceeded. This guarantees pure tension!


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Bernd Wiesberger (Press release European Tour):
„With this change, there will be much more attention from the international sports media during the tournament. The new Shot Clock format is an ideal way to focus on the issue of pace of play. The game of golf should definitely be faster and therefore this is a step in the right direction.”

Lee Westwood (
“What a brilliant idea, and long overdue.”

Andy Sullivan (
“It underlines how long 40 seconds is to play a shot and how ridiculous it is that rounds take so long. The sooner it’s introduced on tour, the better.”

Ben Alberstadt (
“One thing‘s for sure, the Austrian Open, perhaps for the first time ever, becomes must-watch golf.”

Paul Lawrie (The Scotsman):
“I personally think it’s a great idea and will definitely speed up play, which is badly needed. It’s a great idea for the Tour as shows we are keen to try new ideas to speed up play. I also think it will show a lot of players how slow they really are as quite a few of them don’t actually think they’re that slow.”

Colin Montgomerie (Twitter):
“Congratulations @EuropeanTour. After 30 yrs a deterrent that will work. Pace of play has been determined by the slowest player for too long.”

Henrik Stenson (
“The 50 seconds and the 40 seconds certainly provide enough time. I don’t think they’re going to be an issue. However, it’s obviously a different thing when you have a difficult shot, even if there are the two ‘time-outs’ on offer. You would certainly want one of those available for the short 12th at Augusta where it takes ages to decide what’s going on with the wind.”

Dustin Johnson (
“Yeah, absolutely,” he said, when asked if he would like to see a shot clock on the PGA Tour. “I think it would be very interesting. You'd see a lot of guys getting penalties on our Tour. Yeah, that would be quite fun, actually. I'd have plenty of time but there's a lot of guys that wouldn't. They would be getting a penalty on every hole.”

Trevor Immelman (
“There is no doubt that this gonna brings more media attention. I am sure I am turning in if I am not playing over there. I think a lot of players and caddies may learn something about themselves, maybe some players might even realize: Hey, I play better when I am playing in this style. We will learn a lot.”


Be there when the premiere of the "Shot Clock Masters" goes on stage at the Diamond Country Club. The "fight against the clock" promises tension from the first to the last shot. Here you will find all the information about the tickets soon.
Our versatile hospitality concept gives you the opportunity to spend a special day with your customers, business partners and employees in an exclusive ambience. As a VIP guest you will also benefit from privileged parking, separate access to the tournament grounds, excellent catering and personal care for you and your guests. Enjoy our VIP-Club with the best view of the 18th hole. Find out more about our Hospitality packages here.
If you have always wanted to play golf with an European Tour-Pro, then our Pro-Am is absolutely the right thing for you. During the European Tour Pro-Am you have the opportunity of a lifetime to receive valuable tips from the best of the best. Pro-Am participants are privileged to play the course of European Tour level on the day before the official start of the tournament. Here you can receive more informations about the Pro-Am of the "Shot Clock Masters".
If you want to present your company within the Shot Clock Masters 2018, we would like to introduce you into our individual and flexible Sponsoring Packages. We would be glad to send you further information.



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