Tony Jacklin, Britain’s first golfing superstar, has agreed to accept the Golf Foundation’s ‘Spirit of Golf’ Award, which recognises his inspiration and contribution for youngsters to take up the game.
The award will be presented during Open week at this year’s Gala Dinner at Aintree, the home of British steeplechasing – only a few miles from Royal Birkdale – on Monday, 14th July.
Ken Schofield, president of the Golf Foundation, commented, “Tony Jacklin’s double successes in the Open Championship and the US Open set the standard and provided the inspiration for all of British and European golf’s modern major champions. Almost 40 years on and we still marvel at the magnitude of his achievements.”
The Golf Foundation is a charity devoted, through its mantra ‘Skills for Life’, to the sporting and social development of young people through golf. Horseracing pundit, Brough Scott, will co-host the event, which will include a number of horseracing and golfing celebrities, and follows the sell out successes of previous events at Carnoustie and Hoylake, raising thousands of pounds towards the work of the Golf Foundation.
The dinner’s charity auction will include a fantastic Ryder Cup package, including flights, accommodation and course passes, plus many more ‘not-to-be missed’ prizes.
Tickets are available via Kim Wild on 020 7493 0588 or John Ratcliffe on 01704 545666. The ‘Silver package’ tickets include the Gala Reception along with dinner and cost £100 each while the ‘Gold package’, which cost £400 each, includes:
Â· Buffet lunch
Â· Round of Golf
Â· Gala Reception
Â· Gala Dinner
Â· Bed & Breakfast
Â· Tickets for the Practice Days at Royal Birkdale.