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Competitors at a previous tournament, including Peter Trego (right)

GOLF: Fingers crossed for Brean’s 30th celebrity tournament

ORGANISERS of the popular Sports Celebrity Am Golf tournament at Brean Golf Club are keeping their fingers crossed that the Government restrictions are released as planned to allow their event to take place on Wednesday, July 21.

 The event was due to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020 but the pandemic put paid to that and already the ‘traditional’  early June date has had to be delayed.

Brean’s PGA Professional and Director of Golf, Andrew March, who is running the event again this year, said: “It appears that the Government data is sufficient to allow us to run the event which is good news as the charities we support have had an extremely tough time too over the past 18 months.

Andrew has been working alongside the House family, who own Brean Leisure Park and golf course.

He added: “We have decided that we want to go ahead if at all possible and want to run it as a shotgun start as we have done successfully for the last few stagings.”

The beneficiaries of the event will once again be The Injured Jockeys Fund and St Margaret’s Hospice. In the case of the former charity the event is currently their longest running fundraising event.

Jonathan Powell, who represents the Injured Jockeys Fund, said: “We always look forward to this event down at Brean and the House family, thanks to their love of racing, over the many years have raised in excess of £50,000 for us from this event over the years.

“We are extremely grateful for their amazing contribution over such a prolonged period and are looking forward to taking to their golf course again later this month.”

 Some of the sporting Celebrities already lined up to grace the Brean fairways again this year include double Grand National winner Carl Llewellyn, former Somerset and now Nottinghamshire cricketer Peter Trego, recently retired rugby star Matt Banahan, BBC Radio Presenter Geoff Twentyman, Twentyman’s ex-Bristol Rovers team-mate Tony Pounder, and former World Darts Champion Bob Anderson.

 The event is almost full with only one team space available at the time of writing but there are still opportunities to get involved by sponsoring a hole on the day. Contact Andrew March on 01278 752111 option 1 or via golf@brean.com for further details.

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