Yet more celebrity names have been announced for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, with former England rugby captain Mike Tindall MBE, and Irish boyband stars Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden set to grace Nailcote Hall between 7-10 August 2018.
The trio all appeared at the event last year and will be joining fellow celebrities including former-Strictly Come Dancing judge, Len Goodman, legendary Arsenal and Wales striker, John Hartson, and ex-England international cricketer, James Taylor.
Mike Tindall MBE is best known for being a member of England’s historic 2003 winning Rugby World Cup team, making 75 appearances for his country in a career that spanned 17 years. He also represented both Bath and Gloucester over 100 times. Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden were part of two of the biggest boybands of their generation, Boyzone and Westlife, and have recently joined forces as Boyzlife, performing some of their bands’ greatest hits.
All three have been warming up for this year’s competition, by taking part in the star-studded BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am, which took place last week at Wentworth Club, which also featured previous British Par 3 players, Liverpool hero Robbie Fowler and BBC Breakfast TV presenter Dan Walker.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is unique in its ability to allow golfers both male and female, young and old compete for the grand prize of €50,000. The tricky nature of the 9-hole Cromwell Course gives an even platform for stars of the European Tour, Staysure Tour and Ladies European Tour to battle one another for the top spot, with the notoriously difficult course claiming the scalps of former Major winners and Ryder Cup heroes, too.
Two-time Major winner and Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin CBE, is back as tournament host and is delighted to see Mike, Keith and Brian returning to the Championship. He said: “Mike is one of the biggest stars in the world of sport, so it is great to see him back at this year’s event, last year was his debut at the BP3 so we are all looking forward to seeing him again. Keith and Brian are similarly as well-known in the entertainment industry. The pair are great fun and extremely talented players and I’m sure they’ll bring a fantastic atmosphere to the Championship.”
This year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship takes place between 7–10 August and you can register for FREE tickets by visiting the website http://britishpar3.com/booking/event-ticket/2018