Jan 31st, 2017
Lee Westwood launches Icons of football
Ryder Cup style event at the Belfry
Words: John Dean
Lee Westwood has launched an event for Icons of Football 2017, which sees two teams of footballing icons do battle in a Ryder–Cup–style competition.
Westwood is the captain of the England team, which includes Michael Carrick, Andrew Cole, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Phil Jagielka, James Milner, Paul Scholes, Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham.
His side will be taking on Darren Clarke’s Rest of the World roster at The Belfry from 23rd–25th June.
Clarke’s side features some legendary football names in it with Alessandro Del Piero, Ryan Giggs, Andriy Shevchenko, Gabriel Batistuta, Ronald De Boer and Pep Guardiola all set to appear.
The Icons of Football 2017 will see the two teams face–off in events including fourballs, foursomes and pairs.
There will also be a £1million Swing competition where each player, including the two captains, get one chance to hit a hole–in–one with the winner receiving a cash prize for their chosen charity.
Members of the public will be encouraged to guess which icon gets a hole-in-one with one correct winner in with a chance to win thousands of pounds for themselves.
Tickets for Icons of Football 2017 are available now at icons-series.com