BOTHAM & WARNE PLAY AT PENARTH IN UK’S LONGEST-EVER ROUND OF GOLF

Sir Ian Botham  (in red)  and Shane Warne (in black) confront their 14th hole of the day at the Glamorganshire Golf Club in Penarth

Sir Ian Botham (in red) and Shane Warne (in shorts) confront their 14th hole of the day at the Glamorganshire Golf Club in Penarth.

Cricketing legends Sir Ian Botham and Shane Warne have been recovering today after a marathon whistle-stop round of golf which brought them to Penarth’s Glamorganshire Golf Club and also saw them play in each of the 17 other cricketing counties in the UK .

Sir Ian – or “Beefy” as he is more familiarly known – and Shane had begun the day by playing a hole at just after dawn at Rockliffe Hall, County Durham at 06:00 am.

Scores of club members and well-wishers gathered to watch the famous pair play the 18th hole at the Glamroganshire Golf Club, Penarth

Scores of club members and well-wishers gathered to watch the famous pair play the 18th hole at the Glamorganshire Golf Club, Penarth

They then leapt into helicopters and flew to Yorkshire to play their second hole of the ‘UK eighteen’ at Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire and then carried on across the country in a series of helicopter hops until they eventually they reached Penarth for hole number 14  – an hour and a half behind schedule – at 18:30.

Scores of members and well-wishers were waiting for them as they touched down  at the Glamorganshire Golf Club where the pair had to tackle the challenging  18th hole.

Sir Ian Botham (left) with Glamroganshire's General Manager Russell Thomas  and Shane Warne - oh and the £500 cheque for "Ther Beefy Foundation"

Sir Ian Botham (left) with Glamorganshire’s General Manager Russell Thomas and Shane Warne – oh and the £500 cheque for “The Beefy Foundation”

The Glamorganshire Golf Club raised £500 for the event’s charity – “The Beefy Foundation”  with proceeds from a members’ competition in the morning and also a collection in the evening.

Presenting the cheque to Sir Ian and Shane,  Glamorganshire’s General Manager, Russell Thomas told them the Club was delighted to be part of such a prestigious event.

Afterwards Mr Thomas said  “It is an honour to have been chosen by the Foundation. They played some famous Clubs including Wentworth and the Belfry so we are in some illustrious company. The Members really shone through and the course looked magnificent so Sir Ian and Shane were extremely grateful.”

The final hole of the day for “Beefy” and Shane was played as darkness fell at The Worsley Marriott, Lancashire at 21:45 – making it not only one of Britain’s longest games of golf – but probably also the one that’s covered the greatest distance .

 

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