Liverpool FC legend to star in Celebrity Golf Classic
Mark Lawrenson, the former Liverpool FC legend and now Match of the Day pundit, is to star in a charity golf tournament that will raise vital funds for disabled children.
Lawrenson, who won five First Division Championships, one European Cup, one FA Cup and three League Cups during his spell at Anfield, will take to the fairways at the La Manga Club, in Spain, as part of the prestigious Caudwell Children Celebrity Golf Classic.
Caudwell Children is a national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families.
The event, the charity’s flagship sports fundraiser, will take place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September, 2019.
Launched in 2011 the annual tournament boasts an array of stars from the worlds of television, film, sport and music and Lawrenson is delighted to be adding his name to the list of celebrities who will be supporting the charity.
“Amongst other things Caudwell Children provides disabled children with funding support for specialist sports equipment,” Lawrenson enthused. “Every child deserves the opportunity to play sport as it’s vital for their physical health and mental wellbeing.
“By participating in this event I’ll be helping to raise funds that will enable disabled children to participate in sport, which is wonderful.”
Despite a shoulder injury Lawrenson, who plays off 18, says he will enjoy the competition. As he explained: “Look, professional sportsmen and women are competitive by their nature so I’ll be going out to perform to my best.
“At least I won’t have to be secretive about playing the game! Back in my Liverpool days Bob Paisley, the Manager at the time, didn’t like any of the players getting together for a round.
“He’d let you do almost anything else, but not golf, as he believed that it was really easy to pull a muscle taking a swing at the ball.
“So if we wanted to get together for a game we’d have to do it in secret and we’d sneak off to courses around Liverpool, like Southport and Ainsdale, West Derby, Huyton or Prescott.”
The La Manga Club, arguably the world’s best sports resort, is an exclusive holiday, sports and leisure facility located in a beautiful setting, bordered by natural parks and unspoilt beaches, in the Murcia region of Spain.
The Clubs first-class sports facilities, and superior accommodation, has attracted professional athletes, clubs, sporting associations and celebrities since it opened in 1972, including David Beckham, actors Matt Damon and Sean Connery and Real Madrid.
Kerrie Davies, Associate Director of Event at Caudwell children, is delighted that Mark will be playing. She said: “Mark is such a well-respected footballer and pundit so to have him on board is brilliant, and I’m sure that he will regale his teammates with wonderful stories about the all-conquering Liverpool team that he played in between 1981 and 1988.
“He’s just one of a number of participating celebrates that we’ll be announcing in the forthcoming weeks, and with limited places available I’d urge interested individuals or teams to sign up now to avoid disappointment.”
Participants can choose to enter as a team of four or as team of three, with a celebrity guest player.
Prices include two night’s accommodation with breakfast in Luigi’s restaurant, two rounds of golf on the South Course, picnic lunch each day, transfers from the hotel to the course, first night BBQ dinner including house beverage package, last night Gala Dinner including house beverage package.
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