FOR four straight days, the Cromwell Course at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire was bathed in glorious August sunshine as golfing legends, current tour stars and celebrities alike gathered for an action packed week of golfing excellence, drama and entertainment on the course widely considered as the best Par 3 course in the world.
Over 5,000 spectators poured into the Warwickshire course over the championship, which is co-organised by Champions (UK) Plc and Nailcote Hall, featuring two glamorous celebrity days on Tuesday and Friday, alongside the Pro-Am, which was played on Wednesday and Thursday concurrently with the professional championship.
The superb field was spearheaded by Tony Jacklin CBE, Ian Woosnam OBE and Alison Nicholas MBE. Between them the players boasted an impressive eight major titles and over 200 European Tour, European Senior Tour, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Challenge Tour titles.
The Celeb-Am prize was won by six-time Walker Cup player and European Senior Tour star Gary Wolstenholme MBE.
The Norma C Herd Silver Salver for the leading amateur in the competition was won by Curtis Cup star Charley Hull, on a score of -1 for the two days.
Meanwhile, a burst from two-time winner on the European Tour D J Russell secured him the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship - the oldest ever winner of the competition with his -8 winning total the best score recorded in its history at Nailcote Hall.