Ryder Cup stars, celebrities, a €50,000 prize and one winner…
The 2022 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship was a roaring success!
A whole host of golfing icons and celebrities once again descended on the stunning Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire between 9th and 12th August for a thrilling week of golf at this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
Widely regarded as one of the most inclusive golf events in the world, the four-day event brings together men, women, professionals, amateurs, juniors and people of all ability as they play alongside one another on the famously tricky Cromwell Course.
Hosted by the 1969 Open Champion and the 1970 US Open Champion, Tony Jacklin, this year was another roaring success to add to the continued legacy of this event.
If you missed out on the action, take a look back at 2022’s remarkable event…
Tuesday 9 August – Calum Giles wins first Celeb-Am
The week kicked off with a Celeb-Am which saw a whole host of famous faces take on the course. The likes of Derek Redmond, Tony Jacklin, Peter Baker, Peter Baker, John Inverdale and James Jordan were all in action, but it was Calum Giles who came out on top.
He clinched victory with a score of -2, fighting off competition from the likes of James Jordan and Peter Odemwingie.
Wednesday 10 August – Philip Price takes early lead in the Pro-Am
Competition really heated up on the Wednesday, as the Pro-Am got underway. With a €150,000 prize fund on offer, it was a fiercely contested affair. Some of the sport’s biggest names in golf took part, including 1991 Masters winner, Ian Woosnam OBE, Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup Captain, Tony Jacklin CBE, the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour Charley Hull, and one of the most successful Italian players of all-time, Costantino Rocca.
It was Philip Price, who had the best of play with a score of 48 points and 6 under par, enough to make him the overnight leader, ahead of Tom Reid and Matt Cort.
Thursday 11 August – Philip Price is crowned Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship winner for 2022
The final day of the professional event saw numerous players in with a chance of scooping the title, but in the end, it was 3-time European Tour Tournament winner Phillip Price who came out on top as a pro and secured the legendary title and the €50,000 prize money, after a dramatic 2-hole play-off with Tom Reid. They both ended with a score of 101 points and 7 under par, before the play-off.
Fans were also delighted to see that the first two days of the championship included three spectacular holes in one. On the first day, Steve Bennet secured his hole in one on the 12th hole, with John Corrie landing his on the 16th hole. On the second day, Allan Evans hit his on the 15th hole.
Friday 12 August – Ashley Giles MBE, brings the week to an end with Celeb-Am win
The curtain came down on another wonderful week with a final Celeb-Am, on the Friday. The likes of Geordie Shore star Gaz Beadle, Eve Muirhead, former professional cutler from Perth and the skip of the British Olympic Curling team, and former Scottish football player, Alan McInally, all hit the course.
It was former English first-class cricketer, Ashley Giles MBE, who won the event with a score of –6 after a countback over Nigel Jemson. His closest competitors came in the form of English footballer, Nigel Jemson, former professional footballer and sports television pundit John Berresford and Nigerian professional footballer Peter Odemwingie.
Evening dinners also took place during the week which raised money for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People who care for youngsters with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship would like to thank all of this year’s sponsors for once again coming on board to support the event.
They include: headline sponsors Farmfoods, event organisers Champions (UK) plc, Nailcote Hall, Finest Catch, Browns Food Group, CBVC, Diginius, McCain, Crew Clothing Company, Coca Cola, Madison & Mayfair, Sky Sports Golf, VPAR, MGP Nutrition, Gym Rental Company, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Champions Music & Entertainment, BirdsEye, Crucials and Champions Events.
Plans are already underway for next year’s event, and for more information on the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, visit their website, http://britishpar3.com/ or get in touch with event organisers Champions (UK) plc by calling 08453 31 30 31.