Two of the most coveted pieces of silver and gold in sport will be on show at the Shirley Charity Pro-Am where top players from the Professional Golfers’ Association Midland Region will do battle for their own crystal.
The Ryder Cup and football's Barclays Premier League Trophy have been secured thanks to PGA chief executive Sandy Jones and Barclays Bank and Stephen Goldstein, Shirley Golf Club chairman and organiser of the tournament in aid of the Mad Hatters Tea Party and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Mr Goldstein said: “We have had the Ryder Cup here before but never the Premier League trophy.”
While 28 of the region’s leading club and teaching professionals – including 2007 Midland Order of Merit winner Matt Morris and runner-up Simon Lilly – will vie for the top prize, their amateur partners will be raising money for two worthy causes.
The Mad Hatters Tea Party will take more than 1,000 under-privileged, disadvantaged and disabled children to the Botanical Gardens next month for a grand party.
Sporting celebrities including former Leicester and England rugby star Austin Healey and amateur golf legend Peter McEvoy, will also be playing in the pro-am.