WHAT: The Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters
The only European Tour event in the Midlands and first in the UK
WHERE: Marriott Forest of Arden
Signposted off the A45 between Coventry and Birmingham
WHEN: Thursday May 6 to Sunday May 9
PRO-AM on Wednesday May 5
TICKETS: Pre-book Day tickets at 25% discount (£15) by Sunday May 2 on 01782 741 956 or at www.british-masters.co.uk. Tickets available each day on the gate. Season (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive) and Concession (OAP) prices available. Under 16s free if accompanied by a guardian.
156 of Europe’s Best Golfers…
…including seven of the top ten players currently qualifying by right for the European Ryder Cup Team and ten of the top twelve players from the Order of Merit.
Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo, Jose Maria Olazabal, Retief Goosen, Michael Campbell, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Ian Woosnam, Paul Lawrie, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Paul McGinley are just some of the top names set to provide four great days of golf at the Marriott Forest of Arden between May 6-9, 2004.
Stars from sport and entertainment including Rugby World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio; football’s Gary Lineker and Alan Smith; horse racing’s perennial Champion Jump Jockey AP McCoy and fellow top jockeys Mick Fitzgerald and Kieran Fallon; music’s Ronan Keating and entertainment’s Jimmy Tarbuck are set to battle it out over the Championship Arden course during PRO-AM day on Wednesday May 5.
£266,667 on One Putt
Sir Steve Redgrave watches on anxiously as the winner of The Daily Telegraph Masters Challenge Mike Clapp, a former 7 handicapper, attempts to hole one putt to win £266,667 for the Sir Steve Redgrave Charitable Trust. This putt, the equivalent of The British Masters Champion’s first prize cheque, takes place on the 18th green at 9am on PRO-AM day, Wednesday May 5.
European Tour professional Nick Dougherty ‘tees off’ this year’s The Daily Telegraph Marriott Golf Roots programme with a masterclass to 30 kids from inner city Birmingham at 3pm on PRO-AM day as the initiative looks to extend its reach to over 40,000 children in the UK during 2004.
These Tri-Golf sessions are happening between Wednesday May 5 and Sunday May 9. 850 local school children will be attending from Wednesday to Friday but between these sessions and over the weekend, the initiative is open to adults and children alike to try their hand at golf.
Improve Your Golf with the Pros
After being inspired by the professionals on the course, correct that slice or hook and improve your swing with the Marriott Forest of Arden pros who are on hand to give one to one lessons during the period of the tournament. Book on the day at £5 for a15 minute lesson.
The National Longest Drive simulator will sort the men from the boys with daily prizes in Adult (18+) and Junior (12-18) categories. Head to the tented village to have a swing and see if you can make the distances that the professionals are driving on the Championship Arden course. £2 a go supporting The Golf Foundation and Macmillan cancer relief.
Add a bit of intrigue as you follow The British Masters – pick your own fantasy golf team of players from the tournament for your chance to win a golfing holiday for two in Spain. Visit www.british-masters.co.uk and enter your selection for free before 7am BST Thursday May 6, 2004. If you don’t know much about golf, there’s an auto select so you might as well enter – it’s free!
For further information, please call Jonathan Hamp, SBI - 020 7559 2811 (DL), 07973 370 759 (M)
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