RFU make radical Twickenham changes in hope that England win something
By Rugby Onslaught

RFU make radical Twickenham changes in hope that England win something

It is a fairly familiar feel for England fans at the moment- turn up to Twickenham and hope the team do not get thrashed. Such has been their fall from grace in recent years that conceding fewer that 50 points is now seen as a win for Steve Borthwick’s men.

The Rugby Football Union therefore had two choices recently: try and arrest the turmoil that the English men’s game seems to find itself in at the moment, or alternatively switch sports. That latter seemed to be the wisest and easiest option.

Twickenham has recently been turned into a nine-hole golf course, in the hope that it will bring more success than the current men’s team do. Then again, the bar is set pretty low there.

This is all part of the Stadium Golf Tour, where famous stadiums around the world are transformed into golf courses. Their website says: “Imagine yourself walking out of the tunnel and into the seating bowl of a nearly empty iconic stadium — and hitting a perfect 9-iron. Imagine walking amongst the ghosts of sports greatness past and experiencing them from a whole new vantage point.

“Stadium Golf Tour turns this fantasy into reality, transforming the most famous sports venues in the world into uniquely designed 9-hole golf courses. But it’s more than a game of golf, it’s a trip through history—and a trip down memory lane.”

Former England internationals Danny Care and Ugo Monye were seen recently testing out their golf skills ahead of the stadium’s opening this weekend.

Take a look:


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This is how Twickenham described the experience: “For the first time in history, Twickenham Stadium is saying goodbye to rugby and hello to golf for just four days, as the famous pitch is turned into a 9-hole golf course. Put your skills to the test from the nine tee boxes around the stadium bowl, hitting shots onto the related green situated on the pitch. Your score will be determined by the accuracy of your tee shot at every hole. In addition to the 9-hole course, you will receive access to The Clubhouse, plus plenty of other options to add on, including golf simulators, a putting and chipping challenge, hitting platform and even tours of the England Changing Rooms.”