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Saab Golf Week tees off Bank Holiday Monday

23rd May 2011 Print

Golfers and general sports fans will look forward to an amazing day out when they visit The Celtic Manor Resort for Saab Golf Week, which will be staged on The Twenty Ten Course from Monday 30th May to Sunday 5th June, 2011.
Saab Golf Week embraces two major tournaments which includes the traditional 18- hole format of the game and an exciting new form of tournament golf set to invigorate the sport.
PowerPlay Golf, a revolutionary new two-flag format and hailed as golf’s equivalent to Twenty20 Cricket is an exciting new short form of the game which will captivate all TV sports fans and is quickly growing in popularity around the globe. Played over nine holes, with two flags on every green, golfers use a limited number of ‘PowerPlays’ to score extra points when aiming at the harder Black Flag, creating exciting risk-and-reward decisions on each tee. Reigning US Open Champions Graeme McDowell and Paula Creamer, Ryder Cup stars Paul Casey and Ian Poulter will be among the 12 male and female Tour stars competing for this inaugural title. The event provides a thrilling start to Saab Golf Week and tees off at 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday.
Saab GB is also delighted to announce that it will be the new title sponsor of the Saab Wales Open. The tournament will be staged for the 12th time at The Celtic Manor Resort and is one of the leading events on The European Tour International Schedule.  Attracting a record 43,000 spectators last year, this event is likely to prove just as popular with Europe’s top-ranking golfers.
Both events will be broadcast live on Sky Sports along with dozens of global TV networks ensuring that the event will reach millions of homes worldwide.
Saab will be displaying its full product range during Saab Golf Week which includes the eagerly awaited Saab 9-5 SportWagon which will arrive in dealer showrooms in September and is the first time UK customers will see it in the metal. Also making its UK debut is the Saab Phoenix, an exciting concept car which showcases design features and technologies to be seen in the next generation of products from Saab – a real crowd pleaser. Test drive opportunities of the Saab model range will run throughout the week.
VIP car parking and access to the Hospitality Pavilion, opposite the 18th Green, is offered to all Saab owners attending the PowerPlay Golf: Ignition tournament, simply by showing their Saab key fob on entry.
Charles Toosey, Managing Director at Saab GB, commented: “Saab is proud to sponsor the Saab Wales Open and be a partner of PowerPlay Golf as they take this next step towards an even more exciting future for the sport. The Saab brand, with its long tradition of experience marketing, and the PowerPlay Golf format are an excellent match.”

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