La Cala resort in Mijas has been chosen as the European hub for PowerPlay Golf, a faster version of the popular sport. One of the brains behind this new form of golf is Peter McEvoy, a 5 time member of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker team and very successful amateur golfer visited the resort recently and was impressed by what he saw. Peter chose the Mijas golf resort to be a hub for the new sport within Europe.
Played over 9 holes, PowerPlay competitors have 2 putting options on each hole, marked by a white or black flag. The white flag hole is easier but the player may choose the PowerPlay by going for the black flag hole. In the first 8 holes, each player must go for 3 PowerPlays. These 3 Powerplays must be chosen before the tee shot. On the 9th hole, a player can choose a bonus black flag hole.
PowerPlay Golf has only been around since 2007 and is increasing rapidly in popularity. TV viewing figures for televised competitions last year were excellent and in some cases, higher than regular golf competitions.
La Cala golf resort is is the largest golf resort in Spain consisting of three 18 hole golf courses and excellent facilities. The Mijas golf resort has been previously used for training camps by many National teams and European clubs. The resort’s management expressed their delight in being chosen to host the new sport which should attract many visitors from all over Europe and hopefully also introduce the game to many people who had never been interested in Golf.