Worldwide golf phenomenon, PowerPlay Golf®, launched in Thailand

Posted on March 8, 2012


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

Taking the realm by storm, PowerPlay Golf® was first played within 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, in addition to 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 comparatively new discipline and person who is rapidly growing in popularity worldwide. We’re very proud to bring it to Thailand and we’re launching the PowerPlay Golf® Thailand Tour 2012 which incorporates a series of 4 regional events and a countrywide 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’ve an official handicap supported by a handicap certificate, and the highest 10 from each regional event will go directly to play within the Thailand Finals in Hua Hin on 6th October, 2012.

“The PowerPlay Golf® Thailand Tour 2012 is a brilliant opportunity for amateurs to compete in a nationwide tournament, using the thrilling PowerPlay Golf® format, where winners from all of the regional events will visit compete within the national finals, to be able to manifest in Hua Hin on 6th October,” added Pettigrew.

The winners of the Thailand Finals will then visit represent Thailand within 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 across the country to develop the format, with a purpose to also soon be boosted by a sequence of high-profile TV events. “PowerPlay Golf® adds a brand new dimension to conventional golf with a dynamic nine hole format. We provide full PowerPlay Golf® kits and packages to golf courses in Thailand, and likewise PowerPlay Golf® corporate days,” commented Pettigrew.


For golfers who love risk and reward, PowerPlay Golf® is a brief, exciting points-based format played over nine holes to 2 flags, with a simple 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. At the final tee golfers have an optional extra PowerPlay, but risk incurring penalty points in the event that they bogey a final-hole PowerPlay.

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