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Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship 2023

2023 marked the 90th annual British Par 3 tournament, and also celebrated the 25th year of Nailcote Hall playing host to this unique tournament.

The competition’s latest instalment did not fail to deliver some spectacular golfing action, perfectly commemorating this impressive milestone.

Golf professionals in attendance at the 2023 British Par 3 tournament consisted of legends and previous winners, including Ian Woosnam OBE, Peter Baker, Jean Van De Velde, and Gary Wolstenholme MBE, adding an impressive calibre to this prestigious event.

There was also a host of well-known and well-loved celebrities in attendance, including Derek Redmond, Gail Emms MBE, Matthew Hoggard MBE, as well as Westlife’s Brian Mcfadden, TV legend William Roache OBE and former Manchester United manager, Ron Atkinson.

But it was none other than English golfer, Robert Rock, who stole the title of champion at the 2023 British Par 3 during the four-day tournament, with an impressive score of –8 and 100 points.

Rock certainly demonstrated his golfing prowess, dominating the course with swift shots and neat putts that contributed to him securing the winning spot.

For the Celeb-AM tournament, the team coming in at first place was ‘The Onions’, consisting of Vincent O’Sullivan, Louis Martin, Bippin Patel, and Rob Lee, scoring 79 pts (-7) (countback 40pts back 9).

The team worked seamlessly together to secure their victory against the fierce competition.

The Celeb-AM tournament also produced two individual winners:

  • 1st Celeb – Don Goodman 34 pts (+2)
  • 1st Pro – Rob Lee 34 pts (-2)

As always, the British Par 3 also presented an opportunity for amateurs to play alongside the esteemed golfing legends, and it was pro Robert Rock and Lee Godfrey who secured the winning spot, with a score of 94 (-14).

And finally, the Norma C Herd saw Luis Witherall and George Denley locked in a dramatic play off, with the players both eventually securing the first and second spots with matching scores of 65.0 points and 7.0VPAR.

Some other notable highlights of 2023’s British Par 3 included the hole in one from David Shacklady on hole 2, which was a real crowd-pleaser.

As always, The British Par 3 tournament was a thrilling four days of golfing action, delighting spectators, and presenting the pros, celebs, and amateurs with an exhilarating challenge.

Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship 2022

The 2022 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, hosted at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire between 9th – 12th August, was a resounding success, attracting golf icons and celebrities alike.

The event, known for its inclusivity, saw men, women, professionals and amateurs competing on the challenging Cromwell Course. The week, which is broadcast on Sky Sports, kicked off with a Celeb-Am which saw a whole host of famous faces take on the course including the likes of Derek Redmond, Peter Baker and John Inverdale but it was Calum Giles who clinched victory with a score of -2, fighting off competition from James Jordan and Peter Odemwingie.

Philip Price led the Pro-Am with a score of 48 points but after a dramatic 2-hole play off with Tom Reid, it was the 3-time European Tour Tournament winner, Philip Price who come out on top and secured the legendary title and the €50,000 prize money. Former English first-class cricketer, Ashley Giles MBE claimed victory in the final Celeb-Am on Friday with a score of -6 after a countback over Nigel Jemson bringing the wonderful week to an end.

The championship also featured spectacular hole-in-one moments and fundraising dinners for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. Special thanks to the event sponsors, including headline sponsor Farmfoods and organisers, Champions (UK) plc.

Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship 2021

Andrew Marshall, a two-time PGA EuroPro Tour champion, claimed victory at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship in a thrilling contest at Nailcote Hall.

Marshall seized the €50,000 top prize, edging past two-time European Tour victor Mark Mouland and Australian golfer Peter Fowler with a score of -7 (101 Total).

Despite facing challenging weather conditions, Marshall successfully held off competitors like the 2019 champion Jarmo Sandelin, as well as Paul Lawrie OBE and Gary Wolstenholme MBE, who both finished strongly in joint 6th place.

In other results, professional Tyler Hogarty and James Elston secured the team prize, while Wolstenholme and sports anchor John Inverdale took the runner-up position.

Additionally, Mouland and Peter Fowler triumphed in the Super Seniors pair event.

The Norma C Herd trophy, fiercely contested, was claimed by William Bailey, who outpaced footballing figures Alan McInally and Dean Ashton for the win.

Evening dinners raised funds for Rainbows Hospice, supporting children with life-threatening conditions. The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship expresses gratitude to all sponsors, including headline sponsor Farmfoods and organisers Champions (UK) plc, for their continued support.

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