Some of the world’s most famous golfing icons will be playing at this week’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship as it returns to Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire between 6–9 August.
Just a few of the star names who will be in action during the week include event host and two-time Major winner Tony Jacklin CBE, 1991 Masters’ winner Ian Woosnam OBE, 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie OBE, 2005 U.S. Open winner Michael Campbell and European Tour stars David Law and Aaron Rai.
Joining these golfing icons will be a whole host of other high profile names including: Italian legend Costantino Rocca, five-time European Tour winner Jarmo Sandelin, former British Par 3 Championship winner Peter Baker, Staysure Tour star Gary Wolstenholme MBE, Carl Mason who has a record 25 wins on the Staysure Tour, two-time winner at Nailcote Hall Mark Mouland, eight-time European Tour winner Des Smyth the reigning champion Steven Tiley, American star Bob May, 16-time European Tour winner Mark McNulty and the event’s first ever amputee professional Mike Browne.
Last year it was Challenge Tour winner Steven Tiley who came out on top scooping the €50,000 first prize that comes with winning the title.
Tim Munton, Director of Sport at event organisers Champions (UK) plc, said: “As ever we have a stellar-line up of professionals in action this week. We have a real mixture of legends some of the most talented golfers on today’s European Tour.
“As well as this we are delighted to have our first ever professional amputee player with us this year. Mike Browne has achieved big things in his short golfing career so far and we can’t wait to see him in action. This event is all about inclusivity and the 2019 field certainly demonstrates that.”
As well as the professionals battling it out during the week there will also be the chance to see some famous faces take on the Cromwell Course. Two Celeb-Ams will take place during the week and some of the star names taking part include: former Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel MBE, reality star Gaz Beadle, British world champion athlete Kriss Akabusi MBE, ex-Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman, former England and Manchester United star Teddy Sheringham, BBC Sport and news presenter Dan Walker and boyband favourites Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy.
Highlights of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
The event raises money for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The hospice, based in Loughborough, raises vital funds for children who are suffering from life-limiting and life-life threatening conditions.
Around 10,000 spectators regularly attend the event over the four days and FREE tickets are already available – simply visit http://britishpar3.com/booking/event-ticket/2019 to get yours.