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Sports greats and entertainment stars get set to tee it up at Formby Showdown

1 year ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Sports greats and entertainment stars get set to tee it up at Formby Showdown

Formby Golf Club & Formby Ladies Golf Club will welcome some of the biggest names from the world of sport and entertainment this summer after the Legends Tour announced its field for the Celebrity Series event to be played on August 24, 2022.

Part of the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, which takes place from August 24-28, the Celebrity Series delivers one of the best experiences for amateur golfers, giving them the opportunity to play in the fun-filled event. 

For the Formby showpiece, England cricketing greats Darren Gough and Steve Harmison will join former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew, along with National Hunt jockeys Sir AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh.

Robbie Fowler and Dan Walker

Former rugby stalwarts Will Greenwood and Gavin Hastings will play in the event, as will seven-time snooker world champion Stephen Hendry. 

Liverpool football club icons Sir Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler and Alan Hansen had already been confirmed for the Celebrity Series, along with Formby member John Parrot, while broadcaster Dan Walker will also be in attendance.

The 2022 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will return to Formby following the success of the 2021 tournament, when Paul Broadhurst claimed the title.

Paul McGinley, who captained the European Ryder Cup team to a famous win at Gleneagles in 2014, will continue his 2022 Legends Tour season and will be joined by 2005 US Open winner Michael Campbell.

Darren Gough of England the former England cricketer prepares to play his tee shot on the fifth hole during the first round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on September 28, 2021 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Keith Mitchell, chief marketing officer for the Legends Tour, said:

“We are delighted to announce such a star-studded list of names for our much-anticipated Celebrity Series at Formby. The Celebrity Series is a key feature of the Legends Tour, which gives amateurs the opportunity to play alongside some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment.

“We feel this roster of players will help continue the Legends Tour’s successful path to being one of the greatest experiences for amateur golfers to enjoy – and adds to the entertainment value on offer from some of the world’s best senior golfers played on one of England’s most famous stretches of linksland.”

The Legends Tour still has limited places available to live the life of a golf ‘Legend’ in front of crowds and TV cameras in the Alliance Series and Celebrity Series. These experiences provide amateur golfers unrivalled once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to rub shoulders with the golfing greats.

There is still limited availability to watch the Legends in action at the weekend with tickets still available to purchase via the link below:



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