May 19th, 2016
Trevor Nelson to rock the Shire
Radio 1 DJ gonna be blazin' s^*% up!
Words: Tim Southwell
Radio DJs, is there anything they can't do?
"Bigger, better, cooler," is what Trev is promising this time. Well, we'll be the judge of that, young man. If we get invited, that is!
This is golf-nut Trev's third annual fund-raising golf event and he seems to have the right approach.
“Some golf days can be stuffy – but not this one” said Trev. “The Shire is a tough golf course, so we’re going to make it as fun as possible.
“Everything about my golf event is laid-back, so feel free to come along dressed to impress” said the four-time MOBO Best DJ award-winner. “Other than golf shoes and a collared shirt, you’re free to wear what you like, including jeans.”
Over 200 golfers have enjoyed Nelson’s ‘nightclub on a golf course’ concept in the event’s first two years. Smooth tunes from Nelson’s latest albums are pumped out across the fairways, with an on-course BBQ to replenish hungry golfers, and Jägermeister and Heineken tents for the thirsty ones.
The golf event – named Trevor Nelson Swing 3 – sees teams of four amateur golfers competing over 18 holes in a shotgun start from 11am, with all players receiving gift bags from Nelson who also hosts the prize-giving back in The Shire London clubhouse.
Yours for £429 per fourball (£399 for Shire London members). The price includes breakfast, entry into the 18-hole tournament, and a 2-course post-golf buffet meal.
Not to mention your chance to quaff a load of gatter and make a berk of yourself on the dancefloor as Trev spins the proverbials.
As well as receiving a portion of the entry fees, The Golf Trust (which seeks to utilise the inclusive qualities of golf to help communities) will also receive donations from golfers who enter the Beat The Pro contest on The Shire London’s popular 7th hole, a short par three across a lake with echoes of Sawgrass’s 17th.
Last year’s event attracted over 130 golfers. “We smashed it in 2015” said Nelson, “and we will have to go some to top it. I think we can though. There’s always a great vibe at this golf day, and it means a lot when many people described last year’s event as the best they had ever played in.
“Full credit to The Shire London – each year they really embrace the spirit I’m looking for. July 1st should be another memorable day. We want some fresh people to join us, as well as old friends, to help us raise money for The Golf Trust. They do an incredible job in opening golf up to thousands of people who have never played it before.”
“We are going all-out to make this the ultimate golf day” said event organiser and director of The Shire London, Ceri Menai-Davis. “Trevor is always a brilliant host, and it’s an annual chance for London’s golfers to let their hair down a little.
“Come and join the party on July 1st!”
You get the kettle on and we'll bring the Sirens!