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Powerplay Golf launches in South Africa

11.15am 19th October 2007 - Corporate

PowerPlay Golf, the innovative nine-hole golfing format in which golfers aim for one of two flags on a green, has been launched in South Africa.

Former Walker Cup star Peter McEvoy OBE, founder of PowerPlay Golf, presented PowerPlay Golf recently to golf course managers, golfers, and golfing media in a two-day programme of demonstration events at Devonvale Golf Estate and Steenberg Golf Club, near Cape Town.

The presentations were organised by Larry Gould, whose company On-Course Worldwide publishes the Gould’s Guides to Golf in South Africa,

Gould said, “This is truly an interesting game, as decision making, strategy and concentration are required to maximise the scoring potential of using the PowerPlay holes. During our two days with Peter, we saw big swings in scores and all those participating were clearly enjoying the new game.

“With the assistance of Neil Mathews in Johannesburg, I will be promoting PowerPlay Golf to the South African golfing public, as a shorter competition such as PowerPlay Golf will no doubt be welcomed in today’s time-conscious world. While only 9-holes, the additional flags and the additional decision strategy require extra concentration and the end result is that of feeling you have played a ‘proper’ round of golf.”

Peter McEvoy said, “This is not a replacement for the 18-hole game -it is merely an alternative option for clubs to provide more excitement and variety to the wonderful game.”

PowerPlay Golf evolved from meetings with the BBC to look at finding a shorter, more exciting format for golf which would provide a thrilling alternative without impinging on the rules or etiquette of the traditional game.

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