Following the phenomenal success of his last three celebrity golf classic events, former England Rugby Captain and 2003 world cup winner MIKE TINDALL MBE is today hosting his fourth annual ISPS HANDA MIKE TINDALL CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC at The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield, North Warwickshire.
Supported by title sponsor ISPS Handa and Artemis, this today’s star studded event will see a host of celebrities battling it out from the world of sport, music and showbiz including such names as Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden, Vernon Kay, Rory Bremner, Kenny Dalglish, AP McCoy, Ben Foden, Thom Evans and many more. The event is in aid of Rugby For Heroes and The Matt Hampson Foundation.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort, which is set in over 500 acres of north Warwickshire countryside, has been host to more Ryder Cup golf matches than any other golf course in the world and provoked some of the most dramatic and memorable moments in golf history. The Hotel and Resort boasts three golf courses and an academy and has witnessed many magical moments over the years including Seve’s historic drive on the 10th hole, Sam Torrance’s famous putt that won the 1985 Ryder Cup and Christie O’Connor Jr’s belligerent 2 iron shot across the lake.
Last year’s celebrity golf classic event raised over £30,000 for Rugby For Heroes and £10,000 for The Matt Hampson Foundation. The event was attended by a host of stars from the world of television, music and sport. Attendees included former Liverpool Manager Kenny Dalglish, Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell CBE, Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave, model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd, Harry Potter actors James & Oliver Phelps, pop stars Brian McFadden & JB Gill (JLS), rugby stars Rory Lawson, Trevor Woodman MBE, Ian Balshaw MBE and TV broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher to mention a few.
Commenting on today’s event Mike Tindall MBE said: ”I am delighted that our fourth annual ISPS HANDA Celebrity Golf Classic is being held at the prestigious Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield. Each year, we have built on the success of the previous year with the aim of improving our event and raising as much money and awareness as we can to help support worthy causes.
This year I want to increase our support for a charity with a strong link to the rugby community, which like Rugby For Heroes, is inspirational in its tireless endeavours to assist others. The Matt Hampson Foundation helps inspire and support young people who have sustained life changing injuries through sport. The charity helps rehabilitate them, giving them the confidence to cope with changes to their new life.
Each year our event has grown in popularity with golfers and celebrities alike. The event has become as much fun both on the golf course and at the charity dinner in the evening. We are all committed to raising as much money as possible for our chosen charities, which we passionately believe in. We could not have achieved this without the continued support and generosity of our sponsors, ISPS HANDA and Artemis.”
Since retiring from professional rugby and his England career, Mike Tindall MBE has been a tireless supporter and fundraiser for various charities giving a huge amount of his time to help good causes. Through his last three celebrity golf classic events and last year’s inaugural BT SPORT RUGBY AID event, Mike Tindall has raised in excess of £350,000 to support military servicemen and women through the rugby charity RUGBY FOR HEROES of which he is patron.
The celebrity teams will once again compete to win the much sought after “Tins Trophy”. The trophy presentation and prize giving dinner will be hosted on the evening by Mike Tindall MBE & Zara Phillips MBE, followed by live and silent auctions and entertainment throughout the evening.
The ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic promises to yet again be one of the Golf highlights of 2016 which will be managed by Autumn Phillips on behalf of events company MT13 Events.