Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin MBE and a host of stars are set to battle it out for the Numark British Par 3 Championship at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire next month and The Birmingham Post is offering one lucky reader the chance to compete alongside them.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the most famous short course event in Britain, The Post has teamed up with organisers Champions (UK) Ltd to offer the winner of our exclusive competition the chance to play alongside a top pro golfer at the Par 3 event on August 5-6.
And 50 runners-up will win a pair of day passes to the event – valid on any one day of days of their choice.
The event will run from August 4-8 and Jacklin has announced he will compete in all four days of the televised championship as well as hosting prize giving ceremonies and evening gala dinners.
He said: “The British Par 3 Championship is fast paced, fun-filled and action packed. I’m delighted to have been invited to host an event so steeped in golfing history.”
Once again the Numark British Par 3 Championship, which is held in association with charities such as Rainbows Children’s Hospice and The Gentleman’s Night Out, will see European Tour professionals and a host of top rate celebrities put their short game to the test on the challenging Cromwell Course.
Last year, European Tour stars such as Sam Walker of Sutton Coldfield, Lee Slattery, Mark Mouland, Robert Rock of Lichfield, Scott Drummond, David Lynn, Tom Whitehouse of Coleshill and Mark Mitchell were joined by sporting personalities including Peter Schmeichel, Lee Sharpe, Willie Thorne, Peter Shilton, Kris Akabusi and Coronation Street's William Roache.
Rick Cressman, Nailcote Hall owner said, “Tony Jacklin was my golfing boyhood hero and I am thrilled to bits that he is following in another legend’s footsteps here at Nailcote Hall – Max Faulkner who was his predecessor as a British Open Champion. Max loved playing at Nailcote and I hope Tony really enjoys the challenges our course presents.”
To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, answer this simple question.
Where is this year’s Par 3 Championship taking place?
a) Ragley Hall
b) Sandford Hall
c) Nailcote Hall
How to enter: By telephone: Call 0901 229 2383 and follow the instructions.
By text: Text BP1 followed by a space and your answer, your name, house number and postcode to 84080. To receive details of goods and services which may be of interest to you start your text entry BP1 IN.
By email: Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org using the word ‘Par 3’ as your subject line.
Birmingham Post, Champions (UK) Plc and Trinity Mirror group companies may contact you by email, phone or letter with details of goods and services you may be interested in
Terms and Conditions:
Competition closes midnight Sunday July 20 2008. BT landline calls cost 25p each. Calls from other networks may be higher. Texts cost 25p each plus std network rate. Email entries are free of charge. Only one free web entry per person. Open to UK residents aged 18/over only.
Main prize is to play alongside a top Pro player at the Par 3 event at Nailcote Hall on August 5 and August 6 2008 only.
Runners-up prizes are a pair of standard day tickets valid for use on any one day during the event – winners can choose which day to use their ticket on. Prizes cannot be exchanged for any other alternative.
Entry details are here.
Std Trinity Mirror rules apply see www.trinitymirror-midlands.co.uk/rules. Service Provider: Eckoh helpline 08717 120009.