Ryder Cup stars Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie and new 2014 captain Paul McGinley are set to play in the UK launch of a revolutionary new game, Zone Golf.
Zone Golf is a par-3 game with a twist, and is being touted as golf’s version of 20/20 cricket.
- The game is played over nine par-3 holes
- Each green has three coloured “zones” with a hole and flag in each zone (green-easy, amber-medium, red-hard).
- Each team must nominate a zone on the tee, successfull shots to that zone earn three points (green), six (amber) and nine (red).
- Additional points are available for making a bogey (one), par (two), birdie (three) and any hole in ones (four).
- The team with the most points after nine holes wins.
With tickets now on sale for the Bank Holiday Monday event on the 27th of May, over three thousand fans are expected to descend upon Dukes Meadows in Chiswick where the pros will battle it out to win £250,000 for charities of their choice.
Each of the pros will be paired with celebrity team mates, with the line up including British tennis star Tim Henman and football pundit Jamie Redknapp. Popular UK TV presenter Vernon Kay will play host at the event, which is scheduled to be shown on Sky Sports multiple times.
European and PGA Tour Player Justin Rose said: "It's always good to come back to England and play. To have the opportunity to raise money for the Kate & Justin Rose Foundation whilst I’m there is great. Zone Golf is an exciting development for the golfing world and I can definitely see it popularising the game!"
Scotsman Paul Lawrie, best known for his 1999 Open Championship win at Carnoustie, added: "I'm excited to be invited to play in the launch of Zone Golf! Playing against some of the best in the golfing world in a do or die game will hopefully provide the audience with some top entertainment and a fun day out for all the family. All in the name of a good cause and raising money for my Foundation is even better!