Monty to launch another huge event for Newport

First published in Golf roundup

RYDER Cup 2010-winning captain Colin Montgomery will officially launch an exciting new tournament at the Celtic Manor today.

Monty will be joined by world number seven Paul Casey, the man he contoversially left out of the European team that triumphed over the Americans last October.

The pair will be announcing the launch of PowerPlay Golf, which comes to the Manor on bank holiday Monday, May 30 – just three days before this year’s Celtic Manor Wales Open (June 2-5).

Hailed as golf’s equivalent of Twenty20 Cricket, PowerPlay Golf is played over nine holes with two flags on every green, creating exciting risk-and-reward decisions on each tee. After successfully piloting the format in over 30 countries, PowerPlay Golf has secured major investment from Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI) to take the innovative short form of the game to the next level.

Leading the way in 2011 will be three spectacular PowerPlay Golf TV events on three continents, in which superstar tour golfers of all ages and both sexes – including current Major winners and Ryder Cup stars – will play in each three-hour golf tournament.

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