European Tour legend Colin Montgomerie is set to head an A-list of stars from the world of sport and showbusiness in an exciting new celebrity event that will form part of Golf Live 2013.
Montgomerie will oversee four teams of celebrities that will take part in The Celebrity Cup at Golf Live when the fourth version of the annual show takes place from May 10-12, 2013, at a new venue – The Celtic Manor Resort, host of the 2010 Ryder Cup.
The new competition, supporting The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation, will see teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland led by celebrity captains from each home nation compete over the three days for top honours.
The event promises to be one of the highlights of Golf Live 2013 and, with all the previous features returning including the chance to see top players in action, enjoy skills clinics and club-fitting, and with the game’s top brand names attending, visitors are guaranteed an experience that is bigger and better than ever before.
Montgomerie, winner of eight European Tour Order of Merit titles and captain of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup side in 2010, said: “Golf Live has created a real buzz since it started and I’m really excited at the prospect of the new celebrity competition.
“There is no other event like it in golf, and for golfers to be given the chance to come along and see the interaction between the pros, the general public and now the celebrities is fantastic.
“Golf Live truly offers something for everybody and the fact that it is in aid of my mother’s foundation and is being staged next year at Celtic Manor, a venue very close to my heart after my captaincy of Europe’s Ryder Cup win there two years ago, makes it extra special for me.”
And Celtic Manor is the ideal venue to entertain top names from sport and showbiz having successfully hosted the celebrity All*Star Cup in 2005 and 2006, as well as the Ryder Cup.
Hosted by ITV presenters Ant and Dec, the All*Star Cup attracted daily crowds of 15,000 people and featured the likes of Hollywood royalty Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave, actors Damian Lewis and James Nesbitt, model Jodie Kidd and rock stars Alice Cooper and Meatloaf.
Celtic Manor chief executive Dylan Matthews said: “Golf Live and The Celebrity Cup are the perfect fit for Celtic Manor where we have always strived to introduce the game of golf to new audiences.”
Golf Live 2013 will take place at The Celtic Manor Resort from May 10-12, 2013, and for more information or to buy tickets visit www.golfliveevent.com