Premier League Golf arrives in India
A new shorter format of the game is due to be launched in India and is set to follow a similar format to Twenty20 cricket.
The Golf Premier League, featuring 32 big name players including Darren Clarke, Angel Cabrera and Michael Campbell, they will be joined by Indian golfers including the man behind the format – Shiv Kapur. The European Tour golfer came up with the format with fellow golfer Neeraj Sareen.
Shiv Kapur said
“I have been a sport junkie and have been following club competitions in different sports. So I decided to try something similar in golf,”
The Golf Premier League will be played over 14 holes and feature teams of four playing day / night golf. Golf in India has seen significant growth in recent years and with an ever increasing middle class it is expected to become one of the games boom locations.
Golf Premier League follows several similar attempts to introduce a shorter format of golf including Power Play Golf which achieved success at pro and grassroots level until financial issues hit in Dec 2011.
The first event is set to take place on Feb 8-10 2013
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