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The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust Celebrity Golf Challenge
A celebrity golf day treat for a great sporting cause
April 10, 2012

Golf enthusiasts with a penchant for celebrity spotting are in for a treat as well as supporting a very good cause when they sign up for the 2012 Dan Maskell Tennis Trust Celebrity Golf Challenge.

Attracting teams from all around the country, the event will take place at the prestigious Wentworth Club in Surrey on Tuesday 19th June. It is one of the main fund-raising events for the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust, which raises funds for the rehabilitation of people with disabilities ranging from sensory or physical disabilities to those with learning difficulties.

Robin Charlton (Dan Maskell's daughter) presents the 2011 winners' trophy
to the 'Lancashire Lads' team

Now in its 13th year, the relaxed and informal approach to the day’s proceedings is undoubtedly one of the event’s ingredients for success. Many of the teams return year after year, enjoying the fabulous hospitality as well as the chance to play at one of the world’s most prestigious golf clubs.

Racing driver and TV presenter Tiff Needell chats with his team

Alongside the 18-holes of golf on the East Course, there will be a full day of hospitality including breakfast, course refreshments, drinks Reception and dinner in the Ballroom. Prizes will be awarded by the Trust’s President, Elaine Paige OBE, to the first four teams and winners of the Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin competitions. And to top it all off there will be a chance to win and bid for some fabulous prizes in the raffle, silent and open auctions.

Left: Former pro tennis player Peter Fleming, who made a hole-in-one in 2011! -
right: Sky Sports Presenter Marcus Buckland off the first tee

The event is open to teams of three (with a celebrity) or four, as well as to individuals. Celebrities who have regularly supported the event include Rory Bremner, Harry Redknapp, Virginia Wade, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Hollins, Tiff Needell and Peter Fleming, who managed to score a hole in one in 2011! This really is a spectacular way to treat yourself, your friends or your business colleagues, as well as raising money for a very worthwhile cause in a fantastic year of sport!

An entry form can be downloaded here.

For more information, simply call the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust on 01737 831707 or visit The closing date for entries is Friday 4th May 2012.

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