Ian Woosnam OBE to star at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship
1991 Masters champion Ian Woosnam OBE is the latest golfing legend to be announced for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
Fresh from hosting the inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship on the Staysure Tour, ‘Woosie’ as he is affectionately known, will now be heading to Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire to take on the Cromwell Course between 6–9 August.
Ian has seen a huge amount of success during his golfing career, but perhaps the pinnacle of this came in 1991 when he won the Masters’ title. As well as this he has a remarkable 29 European Tour wins to his name and spent a staggering 50 weeks at the top of the World Golf Rankings.
He has also seen success in the Ryder Cup-winning the event on five occasions. This includes victory in 2006 where he captained Europe to glory. In 2017 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame cementing his position as one of the sport’s elite players.
Ian will be joined at the event by a wide-range of European Tour and Ryder Cup icons including event host, two-time Major winner and Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin CBE. There will be further announcements over the coming weeks of other high profile professionals playing at Nailcote Hall.
Other professionals who have taken part in the past include: Tommy Fleetwood, Eddie Pepperell, Charley Hull, Danny Willett, Dame Laura Davies, Michael Campbell, Jamie Donaldson and Aaron Rai.
Once again renowned golf promoters Champions (UK) plc are on hand to organise the event. Their Director of Sport Tim Munton explained what Ian’s involvement will bring to the event.
“There is no doubt that Ian Woosnam OBE is one of the biggest names in golf. Everyone at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is delighted to have a player of his calibre on board as it shows our determination to have the very best players in attendance.
“Ian will be in good company at the event and we have a whole host of exciting player announcements to come so watch this space. I cannot wait to see how he gets on during the week.”
It isn’t just the professionals who will be in action during the week as a number of famous faces from the world of sport and entertainment will also be taking part.
Cricket legends Steve Harmison MBE, Graeme Swann, Mark Ramprakash MBE, James Taylor and Mike Gatting OBE have already been announced and celebrities who have played at the event in the past include: Sir Alex Ferguson, Nigel Mansell CBE, Brian McFadden, Keith Duffy, Len Goodman, Peter Schmeichel, Mike Tindall MBE, Robbie Fowler, Naga Munchetty, Dwight Yorke, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Hughes and Jenni Falconer.
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.
As well as this, a number of playing and sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. For more information contact Benny Lawrence at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email firstname.lastname@example.org