Our annual Gala Golf Classic goes from strength to strength, with last year’s event at Carnoustie attracting over 60 golfers who enjoyed a cracking schedule with legendary England left back Stuart Pearce.
This year we move to the magnificent 5* Grove Hotel and Golf Club, fantastically located in beautiful countryside just 18 miles north-west from central London, only 5 minutes from Junction 19 of the M25. Our VIP guests for this prestigious event will be former England rugby captain and World Cup winner, Martin Corry, and England’s fast-bowler and 2005 Ashes hero, Steve Harmison. With a Gala dinner to follow an afternoon of golf, and accommodation in this wonderful 5* hotel this is an event not to be missed.
The Grove: Home to one of the UK’s most prestigious golf courses, The Grove has welcomed many greats of the game to its immaculate fairways and greens, having staged the World Golf Championship event, won by Tiger Woods in 2006, as well as hosting the British Masters in 2016. The former seat of the Earl of Clarendon, The Grove has a fascinating history and over the centuries has played host to dignitaries and royalty including Queen Victoria, Prime Minister Lord Palmerston and Edward VII who were all regular guests at the estate. Stunning bedrooms offer a genuine 5-star experience with catering and service to match.
Martin Corry: Martin Corry is a living legend in the world of Rugby, having been a mainstay of the England team for over a decade. His impressive list of accolades includes winning the Rugby World Cup with England in 2003, captaining not only England, but the British and Irish Lions as well as top Premiership club Leicester Tigers; at club level he won five Premiership titles and two Heineken Cups. Corry went on to make 64 appearances for England between 1997 and 2007, scoring 30 points in the process. He also made 279 appearances for Leicester Tigers, scoring 115 points and was awarded the MBE in 2004. Now retired from the game, Martin has since become one of the most inspirational motivational and performance speakers in the world of sport.
Steve Harmison: A fearsome sight in full flight, Steve terrorised batsmen around the world during a career spanning 63 Tests and 58 One Day Internationals. With 226 Test victims at an average of a shade over 30, he features highly in the pantheon of English fast bowlers. Steve played a pivotal role in the 2005 Ashes victory, and in a series of many defining moments, his dismissal of Michael Kasprowicz in the Second Test at Edgbaston with the visitors needing two for victory, is regarded by many as the most important. Shane Warne paid Steve a great compliment by naming him as one of his 50 greatest ever cricketers; in his prime he was probably the best fast bowler in the world.
Pete Graves: A passionate Newcastle United fan, Pete has enjoyed a swift rise through the broadcasting ranks to become one of the most recognisable faces on Sky Sports. After leaving university, Pete started his broadcasting career with the hospital radio show Radio Tyneside, before working in the local Metro Radio, and then ITV Tyneside as a sports reporter. Since 2009 he has worked at Sky Sports, mainly as a presenter, where his passion for sport and all-round sporting knowledge are amongst his greatest assets. Over the past few years Pete has become a great asset as a regular host of our events, and we are delighted to have him as always!