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Big cash prize up for grabs

AN incredible £15,000 is on offer for the winner of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall this year.

AN incredible £15,000 is on offer for the winner of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall this year.

The most prestigious Par 3 competition in the UK continues to break boundaries and this year is no exception as the prize for this year’s winner has increased by £10,000!

The increase in the prize fund reflects the ongoing commitment by the event organisers to increase interest in one of the finest and now the most lucrative PGA events in the UK. Over the last three years, Nailcote Hall has seen the likes of European Tour stars Robert Rock, Gary Boyd, Oliver Fisher, Graeme Storm, Gary Wolstenholme MBE and David Dixon compete at the Par 3 Championship.

The highest prize money for a PGA event in the UK currently stands at £10,000 for the winner of the Glenmuir Championship held at the Belfry.

Tony Jacklin CBE will once again host the event which takes place from August 9-12 this year. Jacklin has invited close friend Larry Laoretti, winner of the 1992 US Senior Open, to compete this year. The American will be the first professional from the US to compete in the prestigious Championship. Sandwiched either side are two fantastic Celeb-Am days that regularly attract celebrities including Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Len Goodman, Peter Shilton OBE, Peter Schmeichel, Jasper Carrot and William Roache MBE.

A new prize structure for the host of European Senior Tour professionals attending the event has been put in place to increase the level of competition and quality of competitors. The professional with the lowest score over the age of 60 will receive £5,000 while second and third place will receive £3,000 and £2,000 respectively. This additional change to the prize structure could see players over the age of 60 winning not only the Super Senior first prize but the Championship first prize of £15,000 equating to an incredible £20,000. The total prize fund for the event has moved up to £46,000.

The event continues to raise thousands of pounds for a range of charities and this year will be no exception.

For anyone interested in playing, sponsoring or attending The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, contact 08453 313 031 or email bp3@championsukplc.com

 

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