Holidaymakers have been taking their golf clubs to Spain for decades, but soon they will be playing a very modern version of the ancient game. And the black skull & crossbones will once again fly over The Canary Islands – once the favourite haunt of pirates and privateers attracted by the wine and riches to be found there.
Golfers on the resort island of Gran Canaria will be the first in the country to sample the game’s quick-fire new PowerPlay Golf® ‘two-flag’ format, when GolfCanarias.org holds its first PowerPlay Golf event at the Anfi Tauro Golf & Luxury Resort on Saturday 28th November 2009.
The special event – which launches the new PowerPlay Golf Gran Canaria League – will introduce the island’s residents and tourists to golf PowerPlay Golf-style, which involves nine holes, two flags on each green and a risk-and-reward challenge which has drawn comparisons with Twenty20 Cricket.
Leading tour operator GolfCanarias.org is organising the tournament, which starts at 3pm on the front nine of the popular Anfi Tauro golf course. Golfers can enter for €50, which includes entrance fee, green free, and a golf buggy.
“The PowerPlay Golf Gran Canaria League will help to promote the wonderful experiences which golfers can find in The Canary Islands,” said GolfCanarias.org Managing Director, Gary Stevens. “We look forward to seeing PowerPlay Golf’s skull and crossbones logo fly on Spanish soil for the first time in history.”
PowerPlay Golf co-creator Peter McEvoy OBE will head a delegation flying in from the organisation’s UK base for the launch event. McEvoy, former Walker Cup captain and successful amateur golfer, will greet golfers on the first tee, and will present the prizes afterwards.
“We welcome the initiative shown by GolfCanarias.org; they are pioneering the PowerPlay Golf movement in Spain” said McEvoy. “We expect the League to be very popular throughout the winter period on Gran Canaria, as it halves both the time needed and the entry cost to play in what should be one of the island’s most exciting golf events for years.”
Spain becomes the 26th country to adopt the PowerPlay Golf format.
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