National Golf Month Supporters line up in Celebrity Golf Competition

Two of National Golf Month’s female ambassadors are set to take part in this week’s famous Celebrity Pro-Am at the BMW Championship at Wentworth.

The BBC’s Naga Munchetty and talkSPORT’s Georgie Bingham will tee off this Wednesday alongside the model and golf enthusiast Jodie Kidd in a star-studded line up.

All three are keen golfers and have made appearances at the celebrity tournament before.

The Celebrity Pro-Am competition on Wednesday 24 May traditionally kicks off ahead of the professional tournament on the Thursday, which this year will feature the likes of Justin Rose and Ian Poulter.

A raft of male celebrities, including National Golf Month supporters Dan Walker and Brian McFadden, will take part in a competition that includes a series of former footballers and media personalities.

‘The Celebrity Pro-Am is a terrific way to help introduce the merits of golf to a new audience, who are keen to see some of their favourite TV personalities and sporting superheroes in action. The fact that we have such a strong cohort of female celebrities in action is a bonus and can only be a good thing,’ said Doug Poole, Project Director of National Golf Month.

Among the other confirmed celebrities include:
• Peter Schmeichel, the former Manchester United goalkeeper and Danish international
• Piers Morgan, currently a presenter on ITV
• Shane Warne, former Australian Cricketer
• Ian Botham, former England Cricketer
• Ryan Giggs, former Manchester United footballer and Welsh international

Poole was keen to thank Naga Munchetty and Georgie Bingham for their three years of support for National Golf Month. ‘It’s great to be able to attract two such fantastic role models to first back the initiative at the outset and then go on and play on such a high-profile stage at towards the backend of the campaign,’ he said.


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