From BBC News Online:
In PowerPlay Golf, each green has two holes instead of one, with a black flag denoting a more difficult pin placing and a white flag the easier one.
Over nine holes, players have to make three powerplays where they have to go for the harder option.
(…) Other innovations being considered include placing a 30-foot diameter circle around the last black flag hole. Players can win bonus points for landing shots within the circle but will lose points for misses.
It sounds fun, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of people who watch golf would be interested by something like this; either they’d find it silly and childish, or they don’t find normal golf sufficiently boring to switch. Golf on TV is heavily edited as it is. I suppose it might attract new followers, but I’m not convinced that this is fast and interesting enough for the ‘kids’.
It’d make a great game on the Wii though.
4 Replies to “PowerPlay Golf”
What the world clearly needs is CombatGolf, in which paintball-equipped robots stalk the players as they attempt to do all that boring strolling around and hitting balls stuff.
I can’t see it catching on myself. Just the wording “Powerplay” makes me chagrin, the game is good as it is, its not an arena sport like cricket.
PowerPlay Golf is a great format of golf, please don’t knock it until you have tried it. Golf at the moment needs something interesting and this is it.
For the wrinkly golfer who has some difficulty in walking 18 holes, PowerPlay (silly name) has certain attractions. With its piratical associations I`d just call it Plank.