Redknapp set to join all-star cast at The Belfry in honour of late great Seve
16:47 GMT, 12 June 2012
Teeing off: Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp has joined an all-star cast of sporting icons and celebrities who are taking part in the inaugural Seve Day, a new event in honour of late golf great Seve Ballesteros.
Three-time Open champion and double Masters winner Ballesteros tragically lost his battle with brain cancer last May, aged 54.
Following the one-year anniversary of
the legendary Spaniard's death, a European-wide tournament has been
set-up by YourGolfTravel.com in partnership with the Seve Ballesteros
Foundation and Cancer Research UK to raise funds for both charities.
from all walks are being invited to join the likes of Ian Wright, Kevin
Keegan, Sir Clive Woodward, Michael Vaughan and Chris Eubank at The
Belfry – where Seve famously celebrated three Ryder Cup victories.
But to stake their claim for a place in October's grand final they must achieve one of the top 72 handicap stapleford scores from all tournament entrants.
Golf-mad Redknapp revealed he can't wait to support the cause.
He said: 'I'm a 14-handicapper, average golfer but I'm really looking forward to playing in the Seve Day.'
Organiser Ross Marshall added: 'Seve Day is a great way for us to celebrate the life of Seve, raise money for a great cause and play in a tournament where you have to take risks and play like the great man himself in order to shoot low and qualify for the grand Seve Day final.'
A host of top golf stars have also pledged their support with Justin Rose and Ian Poulter both signing up to Seve Day.
Rose said: 'Seve has been a hero to me all my life. Seve's style of play continues to inspire me, and golfers all over the world, but there will never be another Seve.'
For more information on Seve Day, visit: www.seveday.com