IT’S hard to believe it, but just like man landing on the moon, it has been 40 years since Ryder Cup Captain Tony Jacklin CBE won his first major championship at the Open in 1969.
This year at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall, Berkswell, European Tour stars and celebrities from sport, TV and media will be competing in the four-day festival of golf.
Tony will be hosting and playing on all four days and will be joined by long time pals Tommy Horton and BBC golf commentator Alex Hay. Amongst the European Tour contingent French Open Champion in 2007 Graeme Storm will be competing along with last year’s British Par 3 Champion Mark Mouland, and runner up Lee Slattery. Also Ryder Cup stars Steven Richardson and Paul Way will be back at the championship with Phil Archer, Zane Scotland, Robert Dinwiddie, Gary Emerson, Gary Lockerbie, Sam Walker, Malcolm McKenzie, Jeremy Robinson and lots more.
On August 4 and August 7, the Celebrity/Am team event will be packed with celebrities including Sir Alex Ferguson, Jasper Carrott, Steve Cram, William Roache, Willie Thorne, George Cohen, Peter Schmeichel, Lee Sharpe, Gary Shaw, Peter Shilton, Brian Close and Neal Radford to name just a few.
A gala dinner will honour Tony Jacklin’s achievements on August 4 with great entertainment on the agenda. A tented village with food, drink and displays from various companies add to the entertainment.
Public car parking is free and entry for any day is £10 for adults and £5 for under 13s.
A four day pass for an adult and child is £25
The PRO/AM Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is on the August 5 and August 6 and the CELEB/AM events on August 4 and August 7.
This year for the first time there will also be a top Juniors Par 3 Championship on Sunday, August 9, when the British Junior Golf Tour bring 72 top youngsters to be tested at Nailcote Hall
For more information visit website www.britishpar3championship.co.uk.