The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship will celebrate its 91st anniversary this summer, when it returns to Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire from 6th–9th August.

The tournament made its debut in 1933 at the Palace Hotel in Torquay, Devon. It originated as a short course professional championship and attracted legends like Alex Herd, Harry Vardon and JH Taylor. After a hiatus of many years, the event was re-introduced into the golfing calendar at Nailcote Hall, who this year stage it for the 26th time.

Two-time major winner and World Golf Hall of Famer Tony Jacklin CBE, who turns 80 this year will once again be hosting the Championship, joined by other major winners in Ian Woosnam OBE, Michael Campbell and Paul Lawrie OBE. 

Past winners of the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship include Tommy Fleetwood, Eddie Pepperell, Peter Baker, and the late Barry Lane. Current champion Robert Rock, (pictured) will be defending the title this August.

Stars from the sporting field and screen will compete alongside the professionals, including Bob Champion CBE, Matthew Hoggard MBE, Kriss Akabusi MBE, and former Scotland internationals Alan McInally and Gordon Strachan. 

Another set of familiar faces are expected to appear, including ex-footballers Jay Bothroyd, Lee Hendrie and Rob Lee, alongside Rugby Union icon Mark Regan and actor and TV farmer Kelvin Fletcher. They will be joined by former Wales and Manchester City manager Mark Hughes, former Team GB athletes Gail Emms MBE and Calum Giles, as well as renowned BBC broadcaster John Inverdale and darts legend Keith Deller.

Jacklin enthused, “I can’t wait for yet another instalment of the Farmfoods British Par 3. Returning to Nailcote Hall is something I look forward to in the calendar every year, and it’s always wonderful to see both new and familiar faces hit the course.

“It’s a brilliant celebration of golf, and the venue itself has always been renowned for its big garden party-like atmosphere. The stars, the pros, everything about this summer’s event is coming together to produce something special.” 

This year’s prize fund will be €150,000, with €50,000 for the winner, highlights will also be available on Sky Sports following the tournament.

Tickets to watch the four-day event are FREE to the general public and can be picked up at reception at Nailcote Hall. In addition, the staff at Midlands Golfer have been distributing them around the golf clubs of the Midlands this month alongside their new issue.