GLC's alternative Ryder Cup

Thursday 19 August 2010, 11:54

James McLaren James McLaren

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The cream of the world's golfers will be coming to Wales on 1-3 October this year, but the Ryder Cup doesn't do much for the people of Newport, believe Goldie Lookin' Chain.

The rap crew, fresh from the success of their big-up to the city in song, have announced their own golf tournament and gig. On Saturday 25 September the city's municipal golf course will be the venue for a typically-GLC shindig featuring an initial line-up of the band, Olympic athlete Jamie Baulch, Pritchard and Dainton of Dirty Sanchez and our own Bethan Elfyn.

The golf tournament is free for Newport residents to watch, while an evening gig on the same date, at Newport Centre, is £5. The gig will be headlined by the GLC, supported by 2Rude and Dirty Goods.

"Golf can be a bit stuffy, so we're going to do something golf-orientated that everyone in Newport can get involved in. We're going to put the 'olf' back into golf and give something back to the people of Newport," said GLC's P-Xain.

"This is going to be the golf event to end all golf events. They'll probably cancel the Ryder Cup after seeing this," added Emma Corten, organiser.

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