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PowerPlay Golf launches in Thailand
March 7, 2012

The worldwide golf phenomenon, PowerPlay Golf, has arrived in Thailand. A dynamic nine-hole format, with some twists, has been introduced to the golf-loving nation by exclusive rights and license holder Asian Golf Events Co. Ltd.

Taking the world by storm, PowerPlay Golf was first played in the UK in 2007. By 2011, PowerPlay Golf had expanded to 30 countries and over 600 golf courses.

Asian Golf Events Co. Ltd are the exclusive rights and license holder for PowerPlay Golf in Thailand.

Thai golf superstar Thongchai Jaidee is a PowerPlay Golfer, as well as international golf superstars Graeme McDowell (2010 US Open Champion); Paula Creamer (2010 US Women's Open Champion); multiple Major-winners Gary Player (South Africa), John Daly (USA), Ian Woosnam (Wales) and Helen Alfredsson (Sweden), plus Tour stars Ian Poulter and Paul Casey (both England).

Director of Asian Golf Events Co. Ltd, David Pettigrew, said: "PowerPlay Golf is a relatively new discipline and one that is rapidly growing in popularity around the world. We are very proud to bring it to Thailand and we are launching the PowerPlay Golf Thailand Tour 2012 which includes a series of four regional events and a national final."

The PowerPlay Golf Thailand Tour 2012 will start in Phuket with regional stops in Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai. The Tour Schedule is as follows:

  • 17th June, Phuket , regional event (Laguna Phuket Golf Club)
  • 8th July, Bangkok , regional event (Thana City Golf & Sports Club)
  • 21st July, Pattaya , regional event (Khao Kheow Country Club)
  • 29th September, Chiang Mai , regional event (Star Dome Golf Club)
  • 6th October, Hua Hin , Thailand Finals, (Black Mountain Golf Club)

Entry is open to all amateurs who have an official handicap supported by a handicap certificate, and the top 10 from each regional event will go on to play in the Thailand Finals in Hua Hin on 6th October, 2012.

"The PowerPlay Golf Thailand Tour 2012 is a great opportunity for amateurs to compete in a nationwide tournament, using the thrilling PowerPlay Golf format, where winners from each of the regional events will go to compete in the national finals, which will take place in Hua Hin on 6th October," added Pettigrew.

The winners of the Thailand Finals will then go to represent Thailand in the PowerPlay Golf World Finals.

In addition to the PowerPlay Golf Thailand Tour, exclusive rights and license holder, Asian Golf Events Co. Ltd., are working with golf courses around the country to develop the format, which will also soon be boosted by a series of high-profile TV events. "PowerPlay Golf adds a new dimension to traditional golf with a dynamic nine hole format. We offer full PowerPlay Golf kits and packages to golf courses in Thailand, and also PowerPlay Golf corporate days," commented Pettigrew.

For golfers who love risk and reward, PowerPlay Golf is a short, exciting points-based format played over nine holes to two flags, with an easy White and a harder Black 'PowerPlay' flag on each green. A PowerPlay to the Black Flag earns extra points if converted to a birdie or better, but PowerPlays are limited. On the final tee golfers have an optional extra PowerPlay, but risk incurring penalty points if they bogey a last-hole PowerPlay.

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