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PowerPlay golf to revolutionise the sport?

The first PowerPlay golf tournament took place at Celtic Manor on Monday evening as the sport bids to shed its stuffy image.

Fans were treated to two flags on each green, pink balls and an expectedly garish pair of golf trousers worn by 1995 UK Open champion John Daly.

The contest took place over nine holes with 12 players – male and female – taking part in the new variation of the game which has been designed to transform amateur golf.

Caroline Hedwell, Helen Alfredsson and Paula Creamer made up the female contingent of the field and finished in the top three spots at the end of nine holes.

Gary Player, also known as the "man in black", wore his traditional black golf shirt, golf trousers and golf shoes and showed he is still embracing progress after 50 years in the game.
He was joined on the first tee by Creamer, who wowed the crowds with her signature all-pink golf clothing.

Ian Poulter was even tweeting about the event so the likelihood is that we will see the sport embracing a faster-paced variation as other sports have done in the past.
 

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