GEORGIA Hall is relishing the opportunity to pit her wits against some of the European Tour’s top men’s stars.

The Wimborne-based professional is set to tee it up in the groundbreaking GolfSixes matchplay event, starting on Saturday at the Centurion Club in St Albans.

Hall has taken a spot as one of the wildcard selections in the quick-fire 16-pair tournament alongside her 2017 Solheim Cup team-mate Charley Hull.

The Dorset star told the Daily Echo: “I watched a bit of the event last year and heard about it as well because they had quite good coverage on social media. I never thought I would ever play in it!

“It’s very special because not many women are playing in it. I want to make the most of the week and try to play as well as I can. I want to enjoy it as well and I think it will be fun.

“We learn a lot watching the men and how different or similar their games are to ours. It gives us a good chance to show off our golf as well.

“The men can hit it quite far but I think maybe we have to be a bit better around the greens.”

Hall and Hull are the only female players in Group D and will take on England’s men, South Africa and Sweden in six-hole greensomes shootouts.

With three points for a win and one for a halved match, the top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals on Sunday.

Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace will represent England’s men and the former Canford Kid is looking forward to battling against the other home pairing.

“There will be a lot of people watching that match when we go against them,” she added.

“I have never spoken to Eddie or Matt. I have seen them before but never got the chance to say hello. I know they are really good players and it will be a good match.

“It will be nice to play something different and play in England, which I hardly ever get to do. I have known Charley for ages and she is always fun to play with.

“Greensomes is nice because it takes a little bit of pressure off your drive and I really like match play.”

Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn and Solheim Cup skipper Catriona Matthew are set to make history by forming a European captains’ team as part of the showcase tournament.

Speaking when the pairing was announced, Bjorn said: "I think it's hugely important to try to break down the barriers that have existed in golf between the men's and women's games.

“When this opportunity arose to play as Ryder Cup captain, I thought it was only right to speak to Catriona as the Solheim Cup captain about forming a team and we're both really looking forward to it.”

There will also be a European women’s team of Carlota Ciganda and Mel Reid. Defending champions Denmark will again be represented by Lucas Bjerregaard and Thorbjorn Olesen.