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Golf’s Oldest and Newest Combine in Scottish Event

10.53am 15th April 2010 - Corporate

Hickory Golf: David Anderson and David Whelchel

PowerPlay Golf, the dynamic new two-flag version of the Royal and Ancient game, has announced plans to team up with Kingarrock, Scotland’s spiritual home of hickory golf, to create a fascinating event which blends the old and the new.

The PowerPlay Golf Kingarrock Hickory Cup will be staged at the beautiful “hickory only” nine-hole Kingarrock golf course – which is just 15 minutes from St Andrews in Cupar, Fife – on 4th June 2010.

It will be the first time in golf’s history that the ancient game has been played with traditional hickory equipment and golf balls, to the rules of its newest global format.

“Whilst we have built a course which honours hickory golf, and although we insist that only hickory equipment and the Kingarrock ball are used, we believe we are also forward- looking in that we aim to give modern golfers a new experience,” said Kingarrock Hickory Golf owner, David Anderson. “PowerPlay Golf is equally visionary, and we loved the concept of teaming up as soon as the idea was mooted“.

“Both Kingarrock Hickory Golf and PowerPlay Golf are 9-hole golfing experiences, so on that simple level we are a great match,” said PowerPlay Golf co-founder and ex Walker Cup Captain Peter McEvoy OBE.

“But more importantly, both we and Kingarrock believe that golf can learn from other sports in providing a variety of formats and time frames in which to play. The blend of the very old and the brand new at The PowerPlay Golf Kingarrock Hickory Cup will be fascinating to watch – and of course to play in – and we are delighted to join David Anderson and his team at Kingarrock in leading this change”.

The PowerPlay Golf Kingarrock Hickory Cup is open to anyone with a handicap.

Half of everyone’s entrance fee of £20 will be donated to the Erskine charity, which cares for ex-Service men and women. Prizes will include original hickory golf clubs for the top three returns. Competitors should call Kingarrock Hickory Golf on +44 (0)1334 653421 or email to register and reserve their time for the 1st tee.

Entries close on 21st May 2010 and are accepted on a ‘first come – first serve’ basis.

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